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Ask the expert: When do I need to consider extra travel insurance?

When you book a trip, whether online or through a travel agent, you will likely be offered the option to purchase additional travel insurance coverage. But is it necessary?


Beat the bug: 8 ways to avoid getting the flu this season

No one likes getting sick, but sometimes it can feel unavoidable. In the fall and winter seasons especially, it is important to take extra precautions to stay healthy.


New and improved My Claims (Plan Member Secure Site) home page

Check out the new and improved My Claims (Plan Member Secure Site) home page with additional functionality and other improvements to make your experience easier and quicker.


OTIP celebrates ruby anniversary

Forty years ago, a group of like- minded individuals came together to create OTIP. They strongly believed the insurance needs of Ontario’s education workers would be better served by a not-for-profit insurance advocate dedicated to supporting their community.


A new vision for seniors housing

As of July 2015, 5.8 million Canadians were 65 and older (16% of the population), according to Statistics Canada. Many are currently healthy but know this will change in the coming decades. Dissatisfied with existing seniors housing options (e.g. traditional residences and nursing homes), seniors want to create a supportive community before their situations change.


Facing cancer together with Carepath

Patients need expert help from someone with deep knowledge of cancer care and the health-care system, to answer questions, simplify the medical jargon and provide personalized support, from diagnosis to recovery. That’s where Carepath comes in.


Submitting a claim for orthopaedic shoes

To be reimbursed for eligible claims for orthopaedic shoes, be sure to complete and sign the Extended Health Benefits Claim form and include the required information.


Looking to get surgical stockings?

To avoid delays in processing your surgical stocking claims, you will need to  complete the Extended Health Care Claim form and include relevant documentation.


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