News and Updates


The Seniors’ Care Assistance Program

As an RTIP/ARM member, you have access to The Seniors' Care Assistance Program, provided by Bayshore HealthCare. Bayshore HealthCare will help you navigate the senior support services that are available, assist you in making important decisions and ensure that you and your loved ones receive the proper care every time.

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Misuse of benefits impacts us all

Each RTIP/ARM plan has a monthly premium that is calculated based on annual factors like the number of claims, reimbursements, types of benefits coverage and plan usage. Benefits fraud and abuse can also have a big impact on a plan’s bottom line.

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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. 

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Safeguarding your benefits with the three Rs

As a member of a group benefits plan, did you know that you can have your health benefits stolen or compromised, and even your health records corrupted by fraudulent activities? The good news is that there are steps you can take to protect yourself and safeguard your benefits.

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Paying for your benefits: What you need to know

Depending on your Employee Life and Health Trust benefits plan, whether you’re full time or part time, permanent or temporary, at work or on a leave, you may be required to pay for some or even all of your benefits’ premiums through payroll deduction or pre-authorized debit (PAD).

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My Benefits vs. My Claims

As a member of the ELHT benefits plan, chances are you are familiar with My Claims and My Benefits once you’ve logged into OTIP’s secure member site. But did you know that My Benefits and My Claims are two different systems that help you to manage your benefits coverage and claims information? Each system has a different purpose.

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Reporting benefits fraud

Health and dental benefits fraud is a real crime with real consequences, but people may not understand how it can affect them on a personal level. The better you understand how to recognize it, the more equipped you are to refuse it and report it.

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Changes to OHIP+ effective April 1, 2019

Starting April 1, OHIP+ will no longer provide prescription drug coverage for individuals 24 years old and younger if they have drug coverage through a private insurance plan.

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