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.
The AOMBT experienced technical difficulties over the weekend and into yesterday. If you were trying to reach us and received an “error” message, please try again. All of our systems have now been restored. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Like many things in life—mortgages, car leases or cell phones- after some time, you have to renew your contract. The same holds true for our group benefits plan. A benefits plan renewal typically occurs annually, however, because our contract with SSQ commenced in 2019, it has been three years since we last went through this process. As you will see below, we will be in touch with more information in the coming weeks. Stay tuned, but feel free to reach out should you have questions or concerns.
Here’s how the process works:
The AOMBT commits to being an organization that is anti-oppressive. We aim to better understand the intersectionality of oppression. We acknowledge the entrenched and ongoing history of racism, colonialization, and oppression of our Indigenous members. Finally, we aim to listen, learn, grow and become better allies in our work to support the financial, physical, and mental wellbeing of plan members and their families throughout their lives.
A word to our Indigenous members.
SSQ needs to hear from you BETWEEN JULY 1 and SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 in order to ensure your dependent students have active benefits for the school period of August 15th, 2021—September 30, 2022.
It is your individual responsibility to update your overage dependents' student status annually (July 1 – September 30) by logging into the SSQ Customer Centre to ensure benefits are active.
Support for Indigenous Midwives and the Indigenous community regarding recent news about residential schools
We were deeply dismayed by the news of the 215 children found buried at the Kamloops residential school on the territory of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.
Air Canada and Air Transat are now refunding flights, vacation, or travel credits cancelled due to COVID-19.
Air Canada will accept refund requests for your flights, vacation, or travel credits, until June 12, 2021.
Air Transat will accept refund requests for travel credits, according to the initial method of payment, until August 26, 2021.
670 members shared their perspective with us on at least one of the three member surveys. We now have a wealth of information thanks to you, and we are excited to share the findings with you as well as the actions we are taking in response to your feedback. Have a look!
The new Omni app from Desjardins makes it easy to manage your GRSP and other investments anytime, anywhere. Log on to dfs.ca/GroupPlanMember and download the app before June 6, 2021, and you'll have an opportunity to win 1 of 4 $1,000 cash prizes. Two winners will be drawn on May 11, and two more on June 9.
For more details, read the full contest rules on the Desjardins plan member website.
Are you ready for tax season? Our popular annual Tax Time for Midwives webinar, presented by Susan Morrison, a CPA who knows all about midwives' unique financial situations, has been updated for the 2020 Tax year, with information about HRTO, CERB, and more. Watch online now.
For midwife plan members, the Leave Savings program provides a way to feel confident that you have funds set aside in the event you have insufficient benefits funding to pay premiums, or you need to be away from active practice for an extended period of time.
Think of your leave savings account as a rainy-day fund. Most financial advisors recommend you have three months’ income set aside in case you have to stop work for any reason. Leave Savings provides you that opportunity. Whether you want to top up your earnings while on Parental Leave, need income during the disability waiting period, or want to take a leave of two months or more for any reason, your Leave Savings account is a way to prepare for your rainy day.