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.

Register now! Retirement planning webinar from AOMBT and Desjardins

September 8, 2020 | Filed under Public, Midwives.

Register now! Retirement planning webinar from AOMBT and Desjardins

Register now for Destination: Retirement, your way, Thursday, September 24, 12-1 pm

Whether you're just starting out, or nearing the end of your career, it's never a bad time to think about retirement planning. 

Midwife plan members are encouraged to join us online for a webinar on Pre-Retirement Planning for AOMBT GRSP plan members, with Teena Dawson, Desjardins’  Financial Educator. Get tips on how to estimate your required savings and expenses in preparation for retirement, and hear about the new GRSP investment line-up and investment options coming this fall. 

Unable to attend? Register anyway, and you'll automatically receive a link to a recording of the presentation.

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Overage Dependent?

September 1, 2020 | Filed under Public.

Overage Dependent?

If you have a child who is over 21 but under 26 and is returning to school, be sure to contact SSQ Insurance in order to update their coverage, and ensure that all information is current and accurate. Simply call their member service department at 1-888-651-8181 and let a representative know that their overage dependent child is still a full-time student in post-secondary.  The deadline for updating overage dependant information is September 30.

Introducing two new wellness programs for midwives!

August 4, 2020 | Filed under Public, Midwives.

With two new 3-year grants from the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care to support midwives, the AOM Benefits Trust is pleased to announce partnerships for disability case management and a virtual healthcare solution to help you manage your health and wellbeing. 

Starting today, all midwives will now have access to Dialogue, a virtual telehealth platform. 

Dialogue gives you access to healthcare professionals via a mobile or web app. You can chat with a nurse for any questions related to your health or consult a doctor via a secure video if a diagnosis or prescription is required, completely free of charge. About 70% of typical walk-in clinic cases can be addressed via Dialogue.

We encourage you to log on to Dialogue and create your account today!

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COVID-19: New travel insurance measures

July 9, 2020 | Filed under Public.

SSQ Insurance has updated information on travel insurance coverage during COVID-19. Check the SSQ Insurance COVID-19 travel FAQ for more information on changes for emergency medical coverage for students, essential business travel, and trip cancellation.

Three quick questions!

June 3, 2020 | Filed under Public.

In our ongoing commitment to provide you with the best service possible, we want to ensure that all resources are clear, concise and easily accessible. We're working to improve our most important member communication tool: our website. In order to redesign our website, we're gathering insights from subject matter experts and external partners, and we want to hear from you, too!

Create your own user feedback survey

Register now! Household Budget Webinar from HumanaCare 

May 26, 2020 | Filed under Public, Midwives, Trustees, AOM, AOMBT, Practice Administration, Other.

Register now! Household Budget Webinar from HumanaCare 

On June 9, HumanaCare offers “75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses,” presented by Tim St. Vincent, a Financial Educator with 20 years combined experience in Financial Services, Customer Service and Training. Click here to register. Plan members unable to attend in person may watch this and other HumanaCare webinars online.

SSQ Insurance cards

May 12, 2020 | Filed under Public.

SSQ Insurance cards

Please note that some AOMBT members may receive new SSQ Insurance cards in the mail, to reflect the new MFAP. There is no impact on your other coverage.

Happy International Day of the Midwife!

May 5, 2020 | Filed under Public.

Happy International Day of the Midwife!

May 5 is International Day of the Midwife, a day to reflect on the role of midwives around the globe – and in 2020, midwives are more essential than ever! We at the AOM Benefits Trust are proud to support the financial, physical, and mental well-being of midwives and the midwifery community.

The theme for IDM 2020 is "Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilise, unite – our time is NOW!" For more information, visit internationalmidwives.org.

Welcome to your new MFAP

May 1, 2020 | Filed under Public.

Welcome to your new MFAP

The mission of the AOM Benefits Trust is to support the financial, physical and mental well-being of plan members and their families throughout their lives. One aspect of this support is our Member and Family Assistance Program (MFAP).

The MFAP offered through provider HumanaCare, is a member benefit program that assists members with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their work performance, health, mental and emotional well-being

In addition to short-term, solution-focused counselling, the MFAP will offer life coaching, financial planning and legal advice, nutritional counselling, an online wellness platform, and more.

Visit HumanaCare.com/AOMBT to learn more.

COVID-19: Reminder to returning midwives

April 21, 2020 | Filed under Public, Midwives.

The Ministry of Health and Long-term Care has put out a call to all front-line healthcare workers, including inactive midwives or midwives on leave, to return to practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you decide to suspend or terminate your current leave and return to practice, the AOMBT is required to reactivate your benefits, effective the day of your return. This is in adherence to AOMBT policies, but more importantly, to ensure the safety and continued coverage of our members.

If you are a new registrant, or returning from other circumstances, you will need to fill out and submit the AOMBT Enrollment Form within 30 days of returning to active status. Otherwise, you will be required to submit medical evidence of insurability, which may be difficult to obtain during the current pandemic.

Unsure whether you are enrolled in the benefits plan? Contact the AOM Benefits Trust at info@midwivesbenefits.ca or 1-866-418-3773 for more information.