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.

The results of our 2020 Trustee election are in!

April 7, 2020 | Filed under Public.

The results of our 2020 Trustee election are in!

Congratulations to returning Trustee Kim Alderdice (Midland Midwives), and our new Trustee: Adriana Fontaine (Kitchener-Waterloo Midwifery Associates). We are looking forward to the knowledge, experience, and perspectives both will bring to the Trust in the coming years. 

Read more

Stay up-to-date with newsletters from AOMBT

March 24, 2020 | Filed under Public, Midwives, AOM, Practice Administration, Other.

Stay up-to-date with newsletters from AOMBT

As we navigate these challenging times, the health and wellbeing of AOMBT staff and AOMBT plan members continues to be at the heart of our efforts.

We commit to keeping you informed on the actions we are taking that best support all of us as well as provide you with timely, relevant updates related to your benefits plan and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commencing this week, we are providing members with new COVID-19 updates related to your benefits plan. Not receiving emails? Make sure you're subscribed to either the midwife or staff plan mailing list.

Tax Time for Midwives (Video)

March 11, 2020 | Filed under Public, Midwives.

Tax Time for Midwives (Video)

Presented by Susan Morrison, a CPA who knows all about the unique way in which midwives are compensated, Tax Time for Midwives will help midwives prepare for tax season. What documents do you need to have before you start? How is self-employed income taxed? Are there any deductions and credits for which you are eligible?

Download the presentation, or watch the video below

COVID-19 & SSQ Travel Insurance

March 5, 2020 | Filed under Public.

Many of us have become increasingly aware of the COVID-19 situation worldwide. With the upcoming March break and other personal or business-related travel you may have planned, the AOMBT wants to ensure you have the latest information regarding COVID-19 and your travel insurance through SSQ Insurance.

As an AOMBT plan member, your group benefits plan includes trip cancellation insurance with specific eligibility provisions. Visit the SSQ Insurance website for more information specific to travel insurance and COVID-19. You can also call SSQ Insurance Travel Assistance directly at 1-800-465-2928. You will want to have on hand your AOMBT policy # 11VP0 and your certificate # which can be found on your SSQ drug card.

To understand what risk level has been applied to a specific country or destination, please refer to the Government of Canada Travel Health Notices webpage.

Practice partners, please share this information with your Practice Administrative staff.

Should you have additional questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the AOM Benefits Trust by emailing: info@midwivesbenefits.ca or by calling: 1-866-418-3773 or 416-425-9974.