TORONTO, March 1, 2016 /CNW/ - RTO/ERO is extending the open enrolment period during which RTIP/ARM policyholders can sign up for RTO/ERO group insurance without a medical.
"We have been contacted by many RTIP/ARM policyholders whose premiums have increased dramatically for 2016 or who have lost benefits they had previously—or both. They were asking us for help, so we've taken the extraordinary step of temporarily allowing RTIP/ARM policyholders to join us as if they're coming from another group insurance," said Martin Higgs, president of RTO/ERO. "Our concern is for the welfare of these seniors—in keeping with our mission of improving the lives of our members and seniors."
Moving from individual to group insurance normally requires medical documentation. During the open enrolment period, RTIP/ARM policyholders can join RTO/ERO without a medical and their acceptance is guaranteed.
"There are many advantages to group health benefits for seniors, especially a non-profit group plan owned, operated, designed and managed by members that RTO/ERO offers. It's designed to protect us as we age, for our entire retirement," Higgs said.
RTO/ERO membership offers many perks in addition to health benefits coverages, said Jim Grieve, executive director. "We offer a unique healthy, active retirement lifestyle. Social activities, travel discounts, affinity programs, an award-winning magazine that members love, volunteer opportunities, and much more. The list of member benefits is considerable."
RTO/ERO is a bilingual trusted voice on healthy, active living in the retirement journey for the broader education community. Its insurance programs are designed by members for members. RTO/ERO promote a wide range of world-class programs, social networks and assistance throughout retirement. RTO/ERO's group insurance plan currently has 91,000 members. Most RTO/ERO members live in Ontario and are affiliated with one of 48 districts into which the organization is divided. There are also two districts in British Columbia. RTO/ERO welcomes those who work in the broader education community – including early years, school boards, post-secondary, private schools – to join the organization.
SOURCE The Retired Teachers of Ontario
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For further information: Media contact: Jim Grieve, Executive Director, The Retired Teachers of Ontario/Les enseignantes et enseignants retraités de l'Ontario, 416-962-4639, [email protected]; Reference: Kim Brathwaite, Manager of Marketing and Communications, 416.962.9463 ext: 224, [email protected]