Update: Trip cancellation due to COVID-19

May 31, 2021 | Filed under Public, Midwives, Trustees, AOM, AOMBT, Practice Administration, Other.

Update: Trip cancellation due to COVID-19

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.

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New Date! Practice Admin plan members: sign up for Benefits 101

May 27, 2021 | Filed under Public, AOM, Practice Administration, Other.

New Date! Practice Admin plan members: sign up for Benefits 101

New date Wednesday, June 9!

Attention Practice admins: interested in learning more about your benefits plan? There's a webinar for that! Join us for a session about getting the most out of your benefits plan, plus information on admin processes like ICAs and invoice uploads.

Register now: Practice Administrative Staff

Member Survey: Results are IN! 

May 5, 2021 | Filed under Public, Midwives, AOM, AOMBT, Practice Administration, Other.

Member Survey: Results are IN! 

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!

Desjardins launches new app Omni with a contest!

April 28, 2021 | Filed under Public, Midwives, Other.

Desjardins launches new app Omni with a contest!

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.

Upcoming webinar: Benefits 101

April 20, 2021 | Filed under Public, Midwives, AOM, Practice Administration, Other.

Upcoming webinar: Benefits 101

Interested in learning more about your benefits plan? Whether you're a midwife or staff plan member, we have a tailor-made webinars this spring to help you with that!

Register now:

Practice Administrative Staff

Toronto Birth Centre Staff

AOM Staff

Midwives

It’s RRSP time!

February 11, 2021 | Filed under Public, Midwives, Other.

It’s RRSP time!

You have until March 1, 2021, to contribute to your RRSP and lower your taxes and your taxable income for 2020—you might even get a tax refund! 

Here’s how:

  1. Login to dfs.ca/GroupPlanMember 
  2. Select My transactions and then Contribute.

Under Lump-sum and recurring contributions, click the green New contribution button and follow the instructions. 

Make sure you don’t exceed your contribution limit. Check your RRSP contribution room on your latest Notice of Assessment, or online at Canada Revenue Agency.

Desjardins deadlines for 2020 withdrawal requests

December 17, 2020 | Filed under Public, Midwives, Other.

Desjardins deadlines for 2020 withdrawal requests

The purpose of the Group RRSP is to help you save for your retirement, so think carefully before making a withdrawal. However, if you do decide to make a  withdrawal, for the income to count towards the 2020 fiscal year, you need to take certain deadlines into account, depending on how you make your withdrawal request:

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Desjardins Year-end statements: make sure your contact details are up to date

December 4, 2020 | Filed under Public, Midwives, AOMBT, Other.

Desjardins Year-end statements: make sure your contact details are up to date

In January 2021, Desjardins will be sending out the year-end financial statements. To make sure that you receive them, it's important that your home and email addresses are up to date in their systems.

Log in to dfs.ca/GroupPlanMember (note that the login url is changing!) and click My profile to verify that your home address is up to date, and confirm your email addresses if you receive electronic statements.

You spoke; we heard. Tell us more!

December 2, 2020 | Filed under Public, Midwives, Trustees, AOM, AOMBT, Practice Administration, Other.

You spoke; we heard. Tell us more!

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.

AOMBT and Desjardins launch a new investment option: NRP

December 1, 2020 | Filed under Public, Midwives, Other.

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.

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