News and Updates


Medical marijuana: What you need to know

Effective October 17, 2018, Canada will be the first G7 country to federally legalize recreational marijuana. This has put a spotlight on medical marijuana and its effect on group benefits plans. Any changes to group benefits plans are determined by each plan sponsor.

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OTIP Announces 2017-18 Bursary Program Winners

Drum roll please! We are pleased to announce the 2017-18 OTIP Bursary Program winners. 

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5 Summer Road Trip Safety Tips

Planning a family road trip this summer? Road trips can be a fun, affordable and convenient travel option that provide you with the opportunity to make some unforgettable memories along the way.

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What Does It Mean to Mitigate Your Damages?

What happens when disaster strikes? Whether the big oak tree in your front yard has fallen due to heavy winds, or you have water damage caused by a broken pipe, it’s important to know what your next steps should be to ensure the damages will be covered by your insurance policy.

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What you need to know about dental care after 60

Lots of things get better with age. Unfortunately, our dental health generally isn’t one of them. According to a recent survey by Statistics Canada, older Canadians typically have more problems with their teeth than their 20 to 39-year-old counterparts do.1 As we age, our dental health risks increase in several areas.

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What you need to know about the Ontario Drug Benefit program at 65

Turning 65? As an Ontario resident, this means that you will qualify for the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program, and can enjoy the flexibility of different plans offered by Retired Teachers Insurance Plan (RTIP).

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Planning for retirement when it’s 10 years, five years, and one year away

Planning for retirement but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone. Here are some action items you can take as your retirement date draws closer.

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Volunteering During Retirement

The image of retired life has come a long way from that of a white-haired couple holding hands on reclining patio chairs. With Canadians generally living longer,1 retirement is becoming a more active phase of life. Your retirement gives you the opportunity to dedicate your time to causes and interests that are meaningful to you.

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