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OECTA Occasional Teachers Benefits Plan


Welcome to the OECTA Occasional Teachers Benefits Plan

IMPORTANT: Only Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) occasional teachers are eligible for this plan.

Here is some information about this plan:

  • Participation in the plan is mandatory for OECTA TCDSB occasional teachers (OT) who:
    • Are on the school board occasional teachers roster and
    • Have worked a minimum of 50 full days in the prior school year
  • You are required to stay in the plan for 12 months, unless you get an eligible long-term occasional (LTO) contract/position or permanent position.
  • The benefit year runs from September 1 to August 31.
  • Your premiums will be paid by the TCDSB.

Benefits Plan Guide

For plan information and premiums, please refer to your Benefits Plan Guide that was sent to you.

This plan is administered by OTIP.


Who is eligible


Eligibility for the OECTA OT Benefits Plan is determined by the TCDSB.

If you are eligible, you will receive an email invitation from OTIP in August/September.


How to participate


If you are eligible, you will receive an email invitation from OTIP in August/September.

NOTE: You cannot make changes to your coverage after the enrolment period even with a life event (e.g. marriage, common-law, divorce, birth of a child, adoption).

Once you complete your enrolment:

  • Your coverage is retroactive to September 1.
  • Eligible claims incurred on or after September 1 can be submitted online starting on September 1.
  • A new benefits card will be mailed to you.


Obtaining an eligible LTO at the start or during the school year


If you obtain an eligible LTO position/contract, you will receive an email to enrol for coverage under the OECTA Employee Life and Health Trust (ELHT) Benefits Plan.

  • If funding under the ELHT plan is greater than funding provided under the OT plan, we will automatically transfer you to the ELHT plan.
  • Your OT plan will be put on hold.
  • When your LTO ends, your coverage under the ELHT plan also ends.
  • You will be put back into the OT plan automatically. You will have the same level of coverage that you selected at enrolment.
  • Your claims history and benefit maximums will follow you from plan to plan.

Table for more information on enrolment

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