OCEW benefits update

The Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW) would like to provide an update to members regarding a couple of improvements to the OCEW Benefit Trust:

Open enrollment

The open enrollment window will be from August 31 to September 30 2020. Members will have 31 days to enroll.

Members should be aware that this will be a one-time opportunity to sign up for the OCEW Benefit Trust with the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP).

Please note that the school boards will be notifying OTIP with the member’s names who are now eligible (previously excluded) for enrollment for benefits.  These members will be notified by OTIP through their work email to sign up. For individuals currently enrolled with Single coverage, they are allowed to change to Family coverage as part of the event.

Manulife Standard – Mental Health Coverage Change

The OCEW has expanded mental health practitioner coverage to include clinical counsellors, psychoanalysts, as well as increasing the maximum coverage from $750/year to $1,000/year.