News and Events

Upcoming Benefit Rate Renewal

April 5, 2022

Like many things in life—mortgages, car leases or cell phones—after some time, you have to renew your contract. The same holds true for our group benefits plan. A benefits plan renewal typically occurs annually. As you will see below, we will be in touch with more information in the coming weeks. Stay tuned, but feel free to reach out should you have questions or concerns.

Message from the Chair–April 2022

April 5, 2022

I write this as I sit by my sunny window, enjoying signs of spring coming forth: warmer temperatures, my garden greening up, a robin hopping by, but mostly, being able to sit outside and enjoy visiting with people again.

It’s been about a year since I took over as Chair of the AOMBT from retiring Trustee, Kelly Gascoigne. The new Trustee “year” begins in April when the election cycle is complete. Some Trustees are newly elected, some return after being re-elected, and some leave their role, including Trustees Ashley Lickers and Jane Erdman.

I’d like to take a minute to recognize Ashley. She brought a nuanced perspective as our first Indigenous Trustee.

Free financial planning services from Desjardins

March 28, 2022

You asked, we listened.

In last year's plan member surveys, 83% of respondents were "possibly" or "definitely" interested in receiving financial planning services through Desjardins.

In the summer of 2021, we conducted a pilot project with 50 plan members to explore the possibilities. The pilot was a success, and now we are pleased to make this opportunity available to all AOMBT GRSP participants.

Midwives

Toronto Birth Centre

Cast your vote!

March 7, 2022

The AOM Benefits Trust is pleased to announce that we received five (5) nominations for the three (3) available Trustee positions. Therefore, we are holding an election. All midwife plan members (in Good Standing) are eligible to vote, with the results decided by majority. Voting closes on Thursday, March 24 at 5pm ET.

Message from the Chair–February 2022

February 1, 2022

Black History Month is a wonderful time for us to be releasing the equity report commissioned by the AOMBT and conducted by equity consultants, Kimalee Phillip and Caitlin Patterson. In the past year, our consultants achieved a huge amount of work to further our progress and incorporate our new strategic pillar of Equity in our work at the AOMBT.

New—online forms are here!

February 1, 2022

We know you are busy, and perhaps the last thing you (and the environment) need is a process that requires you to print and/or scan hardcopy forms. With this in mind, we are delighted to share that commencing February 1, 2022, you can complete, sign, and submit key AOMBT documents and applications online. All you need is online access from your computer or mobile device.

Watch this demo video for a look at how to use the new online forms.

New SSQ drug cost tool

January 31, 2022

Effective immediately, members can now access a new SSQ Drug cost tool within the Customer centre, both online and within the mobile app.