The Latest from the AOMBT

All the latest from the AOMBT, including events, presentations and program updates. Please note that plan members may need to log in to access some of these resources.

All About Long-Term Disability Benefits (VIDEO)

June 2, 2016 | Filed under Public.

Midwives: How does the Long-Term Disability process work? What forms and information do you need to submit? This new video resource will help guide you through the application process for Long-Term Disability.

To access the video, click below. Please note that you must be registered for our website in order to access this link:

Midwives Resources

Security, Health & Wellness: Benefits information for new registrants

June 1, 2016 | Filed under Public.

Security, Health & Wellness: Benefits information for new registrants

The AOM and AOM Benefits Trust co-presented a webinar intended for new registrants and soon-to-be new registrants on all aspects of the benefits program and AOM membership. The presentation includes information on: 

  • How benefits funding flows
  • What aspects of the plan are mandatory and optional
  • Full details on the health, dental and income protection benefits
  • Group retirement savings plan for midwives
  • Parental leave program
  • Financial education resources
  • Self-Funded Leave program
  • Benefits arrears: when your benefits funding doesn't cover your premiums
  • How to navigate our website
  • Contact information for the AOMBT and our partners

Although aimed at new midwives, this presentation may be useful for all midwife plan members with questions or who are uncertain about any aspect of the AOMBT benefits program. If you are already registered, you can access the presentation here. If you are not yet registered with the AOM, please contact us (info@midwivesbenefits.ca) to receive a copy of the presentation.

Wills & Estate Planning for Midwives in Ontario

May 25, 2016 | Filed under Public.

Planning today can improve your financial security tomorrow

In April 2016, the AOMBT presented a 3 part webinar series developed specifically for midwives in Ontario to support our plan members understanding of the complexities of wills, insurance, estate planning, and planning for mental or physical incapacity.

Facilitated by estate litigators and an insurance specialist, the series covers:
• Wills and Powers of Attorney
• Choosing your executor
• Assets and liabilities
• Guardianship for your dependants
• Insurance coverage

Watch recordings from each of the 3 modules or download the full presentations

Please note that you must be registered for our website to access the above link.

Happy International Day of the Midwife!

May 5, 2016 | Filed under Public.

Happy International Day of the Midwife! We at the AOM Benefits Trust are proud of the work we do in supporting the security, health and wellness of midwives and the midwifery community.

2014 - 2015 Annual Report

April 29, 2016 | Filed under Public.

2014 - 2015 Annual Report

The AOM Benefits Trust is pleased to present to you our inaugural 2014 – 2015 AOMBT Annual Report.  The report provides information on the progress we have made towards our 2014 – 2016 Strategic Plan. It also includes a letter from Andrea Mills, the Chair of our Finance & Audit Committee, reporting on the results of our 2015 financial audit. Click your member affiliation below to access the report.

Midwives

Employer Group Plan Members

New financial videos - Saving and Managing Debt & Investing: Beyond the Basics

April 5, 2016 | Filed under Public.

New financial videos - Saving and Managing Debt & Investing: Beyond the Basics

We've added 2 new videos and presentations to our financial education resources:

The Importance of Saving and Managing Debt: What's the real cost of using credit? How can you reduce your current debts? What tools are available to help create a budget?

Beyond the Basics: Investing 201: Dig deeper into investing and learn more about economic trends, interest rate volatility, and monitoring and re-balancing your portfolio.

To access the presentations and videos, click on your plan member group link below:

Midwives

Practice Staff

AOM Staff

Toronto Birth Centre Staff

2016 AOMBT elections: Welcome to our new Trustees!

April 4, 2016 | Filed under Public.

2016 AOMBT elections: Welcome to our new Trustees!

The results of our 2016 Trustee election are in! The AOMBT would like to thank our departing Trustee, Melinda Soares. Melinda was elected in 2013, and provided leadership in her role as Chair of the Parental Leave Working Group, and as a member of the Finance & Audit Committee. Thank you Melinda! 

Congratulations to returning Trustee Andrea Mills, and our 3 new Trustees: Courtney Graham, Jane Erdman, and Madeleine Clin. We are looking forward to the knowledge, experience, and perspectives all will bring to the Trust. Learn more about our current Trustees.

Thank you to everyone who voted and engaged with us in this important process!

Benefits Funding Explained

March 29, 2016 | Filed under Public.

Midwives: do you have questions about how your 20% benefits funding works, and how it flows through to pay your premiums and make retirement savings contributions? The Benefits Trust has put together a new resource to help you understand your benefits funding. To view, go to midwivesbenefits.ca/midwives-resources/benefitsfundingexplained

Please note: you will need to be logged into your account as a midwife to view this page.

Your 2015 Member Information Report (midwives)

March 23, 2016 | Filed under Public.

Your 2015 Member Information Report (midwives)

Midwife plan members: Your 2015 Member Information Reports are in the mail!

Your MIR is an important resource, reflecting the ways in which your 20% benefits funding was allocated and how your Group Retirement Savings Plan (GRSP) contributions were calculated. If applicable, you will also receive in your package tax receipts for your supplementary fees, health and dental premiums, and self-funded leave account interest income. Please note: your practice will provide you with your total BCC income, and your GRSP receipts come directly from Desjardins. If you are missing any GRSP receipts, you can download these by logging in dfs.ca/participant (click on "Your account").

To support your review of your 2015 Member Information Report, we've prepared an online guide. To access the guide, click here. Please note: you must be logged into your website account to access this link.

New Resource: Approaching Retirement

March 10, 2016 | Filed under Public.

New Resource: Approaching Retirement

Figuring out when to retire, how to prepare for retirement, and what your life will look like after, are personal decisions that may be affected by many factors. To help our plan members understand how retirement will affect benefits, we've prepared a Factsheet aimed at plan members expecting to retire in the next 5 years. This factsheet includes information on the maximum age for benefits, options to continue benefits and life insurance coverage after retirement, how retirement will affect your GRSP, and the implications of working a reduced case load leading up to retirement. It also includes links to resources to help guide you through this important life event.

To access the Factsheet for your plan member group, please click below. You must be logged into your plan member account.

Midwives

Practice Administrative Staff

Toronto Birth Centre Staff

AOM Staff

AOMBT Staff