ELHT PROVINCIAL BENEFITS: Extended Health/Dental/Life Insurance
The 2014 ETFO Central Agreements set out provisions for a new ETFO Employee Life and Health Trust (ELHT) Benefits Plan for Teachers/Occasional Teachers and DECEs/ESPs/PSPs. Click here for an overview of the plan, and to link to the dedicated ELHT website.
If you require assistance or have specific questions relating to your Extended Health, Dental, or Life Insurance coverage, or the status of claims, you can contact OTIP Benefit Services directly at 1-866-783-6847.
LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario is the policyholder for its members’ LTD plan. OTIP is the recognized administrator for the plan and the insurance carrier is Manulife.
Effective November 1, 2013, our LTD plan is mandatory for members commencing employment. Premiums for the plan are taken through payroll deduction and will commence with your first paycheque of the school year. Currently, premiums are 1.605% of your salary.
Our LTD plan design is:
ETFO Member’s Guide to Long Term Disability - Updated March 2018
This booklet consists of generic advice for members regarding the long term disability process.
Follow this link to the document ~ ETFO Member's Guide to LTD
Frequently Asked Questions about LTD
Follow this link to the document ~ LTD FAQ
Additional programs available through our LTD policy include:
PosAction Plus ~ Up to 12 hours of face-to-face confidential counselling per year. Call 1-800-668-0193.
CAREpath ~ Your Cancer Assistance Program. Helping you navigate the complex heath care system so you and your family members who are newly-diagnosed with cancer or have a cancer recurrence can receive the very best cancer-related treatment and support.
Feeling Better Now ~ a Web-based mental health care program designed to assist in the prevention, early diagnosis and ongoing management of common emotional and mental health issues
If you have questions relating to Long Term Disability and the additional programs offered through LTD, or generic questions about the ELHT Provincial Benefit Plan, please contact Nancy at the Federation office, (519) 753-9321, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately, sometimes injuries do occur at work that may result in lost time. The Members Guide to the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) has valuable information that will guide you through the process.
As always, please call Nancy at the GEETF office, if you need assistance.