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Reflections on a new school year


Summer days are getting shorter, and the evenings are getting cooler. Before you know it, you are at the mall for "back to school shopping” for you and your family, and maybe even for the classroom.

As you prepare for the new school year, you may be thinking and finding ways to re-engage, refresh, and re-imagine what the new school year will bring, and how you can best enhance or support the learning experience for students in your community. Fall is also a good time to take stock of your own personal goals including those that support your health, wellness and financial security.

You may be most familiar with OTIP (Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan), as the provider of your group health and dental benefits. Did you know that we also offer personal insurance coverage? As members of the Ontario education community, you are eligible for exclusive rates on home and auto insurance. Plus, we offer the added convenience of an in-house claims services. If you are retiring soon, OTIP offers three retiree health, dental and travel insurance plans to choose from.

As members of the Ontario education community, you also have access to exclusive contests, promotions and special offers, including Edvantage--your exclusive savings program. Get access to discounts on household brands, travel, financial services and more!

Read on to learn more about what OTIP has to offer you.

Access to the best coverage and rates with our brokers
As an insurance brokerage, OTIP makes it easy to find the right car and home insurance coverage for your unique needs. When you get a quote from OTIP, our helpful brokers will compare your coverage options against multiple carriers to ensure you’re getting the right coverage at the best rate, saving you time, effort and money!

There’s no cost to you for using an insurance broker, and our brokers work for you! At OTIP, our brokers don’t receive commission from the insurance carriers. Their priority is to find you the best coverage for your unique needs while providing exceptional service.

When you use an insurance broker, you have a personal insurance expert on your side. If you don’t understand how a policy or a certain coverage works, just ask your broker and they will be happy to explain and answer your questions.

Discover the benefits of working with an OTIP broker for yourself. As our way of saying thank you for getting a quote for car and/or home insurance from OTIP, we will send you a $20 gift card of your choice! Get an online quote today or call 1-888-892-4935 and mention the gift card offer.

Get 24/7 support when filing a claim
If you have to file a claim for car or home insurance, we can help you with that too! Our in-house claims department, Curo Claims Services, will walk you through every step of the claims process. This way, when you file a claim you know you will receive the same high-quality service you expect from working with OTIP. The Curo team will ensure you get a fair payout for your claim fast so you have more time for the important things in your life.

Retire with RTIP
OTIP is here for you even after you retire. Check out our retiree health, dental and travel insurance plans, RTIP (Retired Teachers Insurance Plan). There are three flexible plans to choose from as you adjust to your changing needs throughout your retirement. Plus, when you purchase an RTIP plan from OTIP, you will continue to have access to the Edvantage savings program and the discounts you love. Learn about your options for transitioning into retirement with OTIP’s free retirement resources such as our online webinars, retirement podcast and plan selector tool. Find out more about retiring with RTIP.

Exclusive contests
Each year OTIP runs contests that are exclusive to the Ontario education community. The two contests currently running are:

  • Stay Current! Be the first to know about OTIP’s new contests, special offers, insurance news and more! Subscribe to our electronic communications and you’ll be entered into a monthly draw for a chance to win a $500 gift card of your choice. Enter the Stay Current Contest today.

  • Escape Starts Here! Enter for your chance to WIN $10,000 in CASH! Plus, there are also two secondary prizes of $1,500 available to be won. Enter the “Escape Starts Here Contest” today.

Your exclusive savings program, Edvantage
Whether you’re renovating your home, planning a vacation, shopping for clothes or looking for a break on your phone bill, Edvantage has a discount for you! We partner with many of your favourite brands to offer the Ontario education community exclusive deals to help you save. Register for an account and start saving today.

OTIP reinvests in the community
As a not-for-profit organization, the proceeds we generate are used to fund valuable member-support programs. Learn more about awards, sponsorships, and bursaries on our website.

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