Membership has its Benefits

November 16, 2017 | Filed under Public.

Membership has its Benefits

Developed for new registrants and graduating students, this in-depth webinar provides the information midwives need to get the most of the AOMBT benefits program. Any midwives with questions about how benefits funding works, the mandatory and optional aspects of the benefits plan, and how to find the tools and resources needed to make informed choices are encouraged to watch the video and/or review the presentation.

Download the presentation as a PDF or watch the video below:

Informed Choices: AOMBT Fall Meetings

October 12, 2017 | Filed under Public.

Join the AOM Benefits Trust this November to learn more about how benefits funding works, your GRSP and leave options, and what’s included in your benefits plan, plus updates on recent changes and upcoming initiatives to support your health, wellness, and financial security.

Monday, November 20th - AOMBT Webinar
7pm – 8pm REGISTER NOW

Tuesday, November 21st - AOMBT Webinar
12pm - 1pm REGISTER NOW

Midwife plan members: We want to hear from you!

October 10, 2017 | Filed under Public.

Midwife plan members: We want to hear from you!

What aspects of the benefits plan are most important to you? How much flexibility do you want from your benefits?

Understanding the needs of our plan members is at the core of what we do at the Trust. Recognizing that your priorities may change over time, we invite you to participate in our 2017 Midwife Plan Member Survey. The results of this survey will inform our ongoing work in providing a benefits plan that is comprehensive, responsive, and cost-effective. Please take 10 minutes of your time to complete the survey. If you did not receive the email invitation and link, please contact us.
 

Membership has its Benefits - a webinar

October 5, 2017 | Filed under Public.

Membership has its Benefits - a webinar

New midwives and midwifery students - join us on November 3 (12pm ET) for a free webinar about how benefits funding works, the mandatory and optional aspects of the benefits plan, and how to find the tools and resources needed to make informed choices. Developed in collaboration with the AOM to help midwives get the most of your benefits program.

Click to register

New video resource: Travel Benefits

October 2, 2017 | Filed under Public.

Do you have questions about the travel benefits included in your AOMBT benefits plan? Do you know what to do if you have a medial emergency while travelling? Click the thumbnail below to check out our new video resource on travel benefits, which provides an overview of the coverage and what to do in an emergency, or click here to read more about Equitable Life's travel benefits.

New video resource: Approaching Retirement

September 19, 2017 | Filed under Public.

New video resource: Approaching Retirement

Approaching Retirement covers the Canada Pension Plan and other government benefits, group and personal retirement savings, determining your retirement budget, and how to reach your goals. Presented by the AOM Benefits Trust and Janet Gray, a certified financial planner from Money Coaches Canada.

Click here to access the video, presentation, and a few planning worksheets compliments of our presenter.

Looking for more financial education? Check out Learning for Life for videos, resources, and more:

Enroll in Optional Critical Illness coverage up to $25,000 with no medical evidence required from August 1 - 31

August 7, 2017 | Filed under Public.

The Benefits Trust is pleased to announce that our critical illness carrier, Chubb Insurance, has opened enrollment for guaranteed issue optional Critical Illness coverage. AOMBT plan members have mandatory basic Critical Illness at $10,000. During the month of August, Chubb will accept applications for additional Critical Illness coverage up to $25,000 without medical evidence**. Optional Critical Illness coverage can be purchased to supplement your basic coverage, or to provide coverage for your eligible spouse/partner. Coverage can also be purchased for dependent children. Click here to download our interactive premium calculator for optional Critical Illness (save the file to your computer to enter your information).

Click here for more information about Critical Illness coverage. We encourage you to consider your family’s needs and personal situation when contemplating optional Critical Illness coverage. As with other optional insurances, premiums for optional Critical Illness are your responsibility. Applications for guaranteed issue optional coverage will be accepted between until August 31st, 2017. Download the form for Employer Group Plan Members or Midwife Plan Members. The Effective Date of Coverage will be August 1, 2017.
 
**Usually, only new plan members are eligible for guaranteed issue coverage; all other optional coverage applications are subject to approval by the insurance carrier based on medical evidence.
 
Please mail, fax, or email your completed application to:
AOM Benefits Trust
365 Bloor Street East, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3L4
Fax: 416.921.6556
Email: info@midwivesbenefits.ca
Tel: 1.866.418.3773 or 416.425.9974

LifeWorks now available for practice staff

August 1, 2017 | Filed under Public.

LifeWorks now available for practice staff

As of August 1st, all Practice staff plan members and immediate family members can access the full suite of LifeWorks services. LifeWorks is an employee & family assistance program that includes including 24/7 telephone access, in-person or video counselling, financial and legal support, and hundreds of online resources, including toolkits, podcasts and calculators. All services continue to be free and are fully confidential. 

Access LifeWorks directly from the AOMBT website, or go to lifeworks.com (login: aommidwife  password: lifeworks). Telephone support is available at any time by calling 1.877.207.8833.

To help their members better understand the resources and services available, LifeWorks is offering free orientation webinars this Fall. To register, click on your preferred date below.

Wednesday, Sept 13 (1pm - 2pm ET)
Wednesday, Nov 22 (1pm - 2pm ET)

If you have any questions about LifeWorks, please contact us.

Win with your Desjardins GRSP!

July 6, 2017 | Filed under Public.

Would you like to win up to $2,500 in gift cards* and/or a bonus deposited into your Group Retirement Savings Plan account? Our GRSP provider, Desjardins, is hosting a summer contest for all GRSP plan participants. Entering is easy:

  1. Just by visiting your participant services website at www.dfs.ca/participant between July 1 and September 30, 2017, you’ll be automatically signed up for the contest to win one of two $1,000 prizes.
  2. You could win another $1,000 by choosing to receive your Desjardins statement in an electronic format only. Here’s how:
    1. Go to your participant services website at www.dfs.ca/participant
    2. Click the Statement icon in the Shortcuts section. (It’s on the bottom-left.)
    3. Select Electronic as your preferred mailing format.
    4. Verify that your email address is correct.
    5. And then click Save.
  3. If you provide your email address, you’ll be automatically eligible to win another $500 prize. (Desjardins will only send you occasional emails about your plan – and they will not share your address.)

Read more about the Desjardins contest and get the Contest Rules and Regulations by going to your participant services website at www.dfs.ca/participant.

*Gift cards for retailers selected by Desjardins Insurance.

Now available: Disability Leaves Roadmap for Ontario Midwives

June 21, 2017 | Filed under Public.

Now available: Disability Leaves Roadmap for Ontario Midwives

Now available: a new resource intended to provide an overview of the disability leaves process and an outline of the steps required before, during, and after a disability leave. This quick reference guide was developed in collaboration with the AOM and the Disability Justice Resolution Working Group as part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen the resources and supports available for midwives with disabilities. We encourage all midwives to review the Disability Leaves Roadmap; being familiar with the disability process now could help you and other midwives in your practice in the future. The roadmap is designed to print on legal-sized paper. Click here to download.