Health Matters

The Group Benefits Booklets were mailed with the Renaissance magazine throughout mid to late January. Please be sure to destroy the previous booklet to ensure you have current information.

There were 1,925,824 claims in the Benefit Program during the 2013 year up to October, an increase of 8% over last year.

The 2014 Johnson Inc. Agreement for the Group Benefits Program was approved.

Michael McAllister, Director of Employee Relations and Pension Services for the OTPP presented the annual OTPP report. During the month of December $423 M in pensions will be paid out of a total of $5B for the year. The current fund stands at $120B. A projected 4,500 persons are expected to retire in 2014. Of those persons who have a deduction for Health Benefit purposes, 83.3% are with RTO/ERO.

If you have any questions or concerns please call Dennis Quinn 613-384-6434

RTO/ERO opens window for RTIP/ARM policyholders.

RTO/ERO is receiving calls from RTIP policyholders upset with the imminent OTIP renewal action and looking to RTO/ERO for a solution.

Our commitment at RTO/ERO is “Here for you now, here for your future”. We are here to improve the lives of our members and seniors. This guides everything that we do from a District and Provincial perspective and members have overwhelmingly asked us to put these guiding principles into action. Now is the time.

We are pleased to advise you that this morning, the RTO/ERO Health Services and Insurance Committee approved the following motion:

“Effective January 26, 2016, RTO/ERO waive the medical evidence requirement and implement a 30 day open-enrollment window for those RTIP/ARM individual insurance plan policyholders wishing to transfer to our Group Insurance Plans, subject to RTO/ERO membership eligibility. Coverage can commence as early as February 1, 2016.”

Already an RTO/ERO member? Complete the online insurance enrollment form.

Need RTO/ERO membership too? Download and print our 2016 membership application form and our 2016 insurance application form. Simply mail both completed forms to RTO/ERO at 18 Spadina Road, Suite 300, Toronto, ON M5R 2S7.

Need more information? Complete plan details can be found in the following links:

Extended Health Care

Semi-Private Hospital and Convalescent Care


Have questions? Call us from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday:

Insurance:             1-877-406-9007

Membership:       1-800-361-9888

Call volumes at this time of year are higher. If you need to leave a message, we are committed to returning calls within 24 hours.

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