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.
Join us this Thursday for Bringing your Dreams to Life, a webinar on Investing for AOMBT plan members, with Teena Dawson, Desjardins’ Senior Education Advisor.
What are the differences between a TFSA and RRSP? Which is right for you? Find out more, as well as information about new additions to the AOMBT investment line-up, including the new group RRIF and Non-Registered Plan, and a look ahead to options coming in 2021.
And by phone: 1-866-602-7211
Meeting number (access code): 172 706 3966
Midwives working in an approved Expanded Midwifery Care Model (EMCM) with alternative coverage through an employer plan, or a Midwifery Education Program (MEP), or who anticipate having less than 10 Courses of Care in the upcoming calendar year, may apply for Non-Participation in the AOMBT plan. If you’ve applied for non-participation in the past, it’s time to update your expected earnings with the AOMBT. Please complete the Annual Earnings Disclosure formv, and submit to the Trust by December 31, 2020.
Did you know you need to convert your registered retirement savings plan into a retirement income solution by the end of the year you turn 71? You might choose to purchase an Annuity, or the AOMBT Group RRIF launched this fall. Watch our retirement planning webinar to learn the difference, and which solution is right for you, or call a Desjardins Retirement Specialist at 1-877-585-3033, who can help you choose the combination that will best suit your needs. Or, log in to dfs.ca/GroupPlanMember (note new url) to manage your investments.
In August, the Trust launched Dialogue, a telehealth platform offering Virtual Care and Stress & Wellbeing support for midwife plan members. We’re pleased to report that 117 people have signed up so far, and members have had 151 consultations in that time. Here’s what users are saying:
“The care is thorough, quick, and I feel well taken care of! I love having my care team at my fingertips!”
Planning a trip, or wondering if you should?
While staying home is the safest option, some people have compelling reasons to consider travelling. SSQ Insurance has launched an information guide to help understand travel insurance coverage for emergency medical expenses, as well as trip cancellations and interruptions, directly related to the different risk levels issued by the Canadian government. While it can't answer every travel-related question, it can help plan members make informed decisions. Visit this interactive guide for information on what to expect in the event of emergency medical expenses, trip cancellation or interruption.
All it takes to get started on the road to wellness are small changes you can make every day. Pick one simple activity to try, and move on from there. Dialogue's Wellness Guide has some quick tips, articles, and videos to help you with your daily practice. Choose from topics like Sleep, Relaxation and Mindfulness, Nutrition, Physical Activity, or Social and Leisure Activity. Once you've made the first step, the next steps are easier to take!
Our financial services partner, Desjardins, is offering four prizes of $1,000 each to plan members who use their online services. Entering the contest is simple:
1. Log on to your account at dfs.ca/participant by November 30, 2020
2. Get familiar with Desjardins' online services to manage your investments
3. Choose the electronic statement format under My profile > Communication preferences to reduce paper waste and double your chances of winning!
Two draws will be held on November 4, 2020, and December 3, 2020, to select the 4 winners who will each receive a prize of $1,000.
For the full contest rules, log on to your account via dfs.ca/GroupPlanMember.
Wondering how much your CPP will be? Confused about the different benefits of RRIFs vs Annuities? Our September financial education webinar, Destination: Retirement, your way, is now available to view online, with improved audio! Find out more about what you need to know to prepare for retirement, as well as information about some of the new options the Trust has added to our investment lineup. And save the date for our next webinar on Investing, on Thursday, December 3.
As of October 1, 2020, SSQ Insurance will cover all emergency medical expenses, including COVID-19 related expenses, in a destination country for which a travel advisory notice was issued by the Government of Canada to avoid all non-essential travel (Level-3).
Your health and safety are a priority for us and are central to our decisions during this pandemic. Although limiting your travel is the best protection, SSQ Insurance is committed to supporting you if you must travel.
To be eligible for coverage, insureds must be in good and stable health before departure.