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The Ontario Drug Benefit Program and deductibles

If you or your dependant is 65 years old or older, the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program can help pay for the majority of the cost of more than 4,400 prescription drug products. 

What you need to know about dental care after 60

Lots of things get better with age. Unfortunately, our dental health generally isn’t one of them. According to a recent survey by Statistics Canada, older Canadians typically have more problems with their teeth than their 20 to 39-year-old counterparts do.1 As we age, our dental health risks increase in several areas.

Diabetes 101

Did you know almost three million Canadians live with diabetes every day – that’s 10% of our population. There are three types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2 and gestational.

More about the Ontario Drug Benefit program

The Province of Ontario has a program for residents 65 and older called the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program. Below are some frequently asked questions to help you understand what this drug program means to you.

Why you should get outdoors this fall

Walking down a tree lined street is the equivalent to feeling seven years younger, says the journal Nature. Being outdoors is relaxing and rejuvenating but it’s also healthy. During the fall season, the cool and crisp air along with the vibrant colours offer a sense of physical well-being and can boost energy levels.

Protect yourself against identity theft

In 2016, the total financial cost of cybercrime in Canada was estimated at $1.9 billion with approximately 24,000 total police-reported cybercrimes.
This total cost has grown since then. In 2021 approximately 68,251 Canadians lost $231 million in extortion, phishing and romance scams alone. Statistics from the RCMP indicate that 1 in 6 Canadians are victimized by identity theft, Canada’s fastest growing crime.

Top 3 travel insurance myths debunked

Travel insurance can be tough to understand, and if you’re not reading the fine print, your coverage decisions could be influenced by unproven myths1. Here are the top three travel insurance myths and how the coverage included in all RTIP* plans can help you.

What you need to know about the Ontario Drug Benefit program at 65

Turning 65? As an Ontario resident, this means that you will qualify for the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program, and can enjoy the flexibility of different plans offered by Retired Teachers Insurance Plan (RTIP).

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