Thank you to all who participated in part one of the Plan Member Survey conducted by Cathexis. We’ve already received the results, and are assessing the findings. We had a great response to the first survey, which was completed by 498 members. The majority of members feel their needs are “completely” or “mostly” met by AOMBT, but there are areas where we need to do better. Read more about what members are saying in this one-page summary.
You’ll receive the second survey in your inbox this week.
We've added a new option to our Investment lineup!
What is a Non-Registered Plan (NRP)?
An NRP helps you save beyond the limits of your registered plans while benefiting from similar carefully selected investment options and lower fees offered under your group plan. You can use these savings for any purpose, including supplementing your retirement savings.
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!”
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!
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!