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Celebrating support staff workers and their contributions to Ontario’s education community

OTIP (the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan) is thrilled to recognize two support staff workers for their contributions to the education community.


A unique online model of care: FeelingBetterNow®

Built by mental health professionals, FeelingBetterNow®, is an online mental health platform that provides mental health assessment and personalized action plans for members who may be experiencing mental health challenges.


OTIP celebrates World Teachers' Day

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day and it’s important, not only today but every day, to shine a light on how teachers and the education community are transforming education.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Prevention and Early Detection

October 1 marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Canada, and in many countries around the world.


Your insurance coverage could be void without a valid driver’s licence

For many Ontarians, a driver’s licence is a valuable thing to have, especially if you live in a rural area. Once you have your driver’s licence, it’s crucial to keep it up to date. Residents with an expiring driver’s licence and licence plate will no longer be mailed paper renewal notices. This shift away from snail mail, along with the elimination of licence plate stickers and renewal fees, has caused some confusion among Ontario drivers.


Comparing an insurance broker to a direct writer – and what makes OTIP different

When shopping for insurance it’s not only important to understand the coverage you’re looking for, but also your options for where to purchase your insurance. The two most popular options are direct writers and brokers, and understanding their differences may impact your decision when purchasing a policy.


Your insurance bill shouldn’t scare you this Halloween – here’s how to lower your insurance cost

With Halloween just around the corner and the ‘spooky season’ in full swing, there are many frights to behold. But your insurance bill shouldn’t be one of them.

While you need enough coverage to ensure you, your loved ones and your belongings are protected, there are ways to lower your insurance cost without reducing your coverage. We’ve put together a list of savings and discount options you may be eligible for in order to save on your home and auto insurance.


10 fire prevention tips for a safer Thanksgiving

For many Canadians, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family to enjoy a delicious meal together. With so much to look forward to and lots to prepare, safety can sometimes take a back seat in Thanksgiving planning.
 
Follow these simple fire prevention tips to help ensure a safe holiday for you and your loved ones.


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