Safeguarding your benefits with the three Rs
Every year, the Government of Canada dedicates the whole month of March to informing Canadians about how they can protect themselves against fraudsters.
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.
As a member of the education community, you may fondly think of the three Rs as “reading, writing and arithmetic. In honour of Fraud Prevention Month, over the next few weeks, we will focus on three different Rs to help you Recognize, Refuse and Report benefits fraud.
Be sure to check back to learn valuable tips and a chance to win prizes!
Why is this important to you?
Your employee life and health trust (ELHT) benefits plan provides meaningful life, health and dental benefits to you and/or your family members; and we want this plan to continue to be available to you for years to come.
But, false health and dental claims can put your benefits at risk. They increase the costs of the plan, which can result in fewer or even a loss of benefits for you and your family.
Safeguard your benefits
By working together, we can keep your benefits plan strong and continue to provide the financial protection and care you and your family needs.
Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook using #SafeguardYourBenefits.
Do you suspect fraud?
If you wish to report suspected fraud, please use the telephone number or links below to provide a tip directly to your individual insurer.
For members of the Employee Life and Health Trusts (ELHT) and OTIP:
For members of the CUPE Education Workers’ Benefits Trust only:
The Great-West Life Assurance Company