A note from Debbie...
Are you travelling out of Canada in the near future (maybe over Christmas or March Break?)? If you participate in the Extended Health Care plan, then travel insurance is included. Please take time to download and read the Manulife Travel Bulletin attached. You may also want to print this bulletin and put in your luggage--it would be a helpful resource to have should you or a family member require medical attention while travelling.
OTIP Travel Info
Debbie Olesen, ESP Benefits Officer
Benefits for EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROFESSIONAls
I was at a meeting yesterday regarding the ELHT (provincial benefits plan) and asked for confirmation that the date in which a doctor referral note for massage therapy being waived was until June 1, 2018. In fact the date is NOT June 1, 2018 but September 1, 2017. Therefore you now need to have a doctor or nurse practitioner referral/note for massage therapy. If you have been denied a claim due to this issue, please let me know.
Other information regarding massage therapy:
· The doctor or nurse practioner referral/note is valid for 12 months from the date of the note.
· If you submit a claim online for this service, you may not be asked to provide the note, however if you are ever audited you would need to produce it.
OSSTF District 7 members who are covered by an OTIP LTD plan can access CAREpath, a Cancer Assistance Program.
OSSTF District 7 members who are covered by an OTIP LTD plan can access FeelingBetterNow a web-based, mental health care program.
All OSSTF District 7 members can access Shepell FGI's Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
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