© District 3 RTO/ERO           Legal Notice Human Rights Statement 

Health Care-HIS

Johnson Health Plan Service

416-920-7248

1-877-406-9007

(Fax: 416-920-0939)

Claims

905-764-4888

1-800-638-4753

(Fax: 905-764-4041 or 1-888-895-2209

www.johnson.ca

 Local Health Care Resources

Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie     SSM & District Canadian Diabetes Assoc.     Canadian Cancer Society       Heart and Stroke Foundation

Click a link (above) to access a datasheet of the resource.  You can also print the datasheet!  If you have any suggestions for future datasheets, please forward your

thoughts to District 3 RTO (garyrwills@gmail.com)  Thank you!

Health Insurance and Services Updates  --  Bruce Avery & Page Nicolson, HIS Reps
Did you know...   >     8 of 10 retirees choose  RTO-ERO Insurance.   >    9.9 of 10 participants in the RTO-ERO Group         Benefits  Program were satisfied.
RTO/ERO Group Benefits Program, 2017   Sun Life Financial -----New Underwriter for Group Insurance Plans   New Benefits Card effective January 1st.   Johnson Insurance continues as Plan administrator   New Global Assistance Policy # 7106   Toll Free number for Canada/USA   Number for Collect Call from elsewhere   Cuba   119 - 1 - Collect Call Number Plan Enhancements   Prescription Drugs to $3,300 ……… per insured person per calendar year   Paramedical Practitioners to $1,300 per insured person per calendar year   Incontinence supplies to $750 ……. per insured person per calendar year
Local member, Gayle Manley, is the Provincial Chair of the HIS Committee!
Video Links "23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?" "Let's Make our Day Harder" Elaine Dembe - Health & Wellness
In the event of a claim, EACH out of province traveller, covered under the RTO Group Benefit Plan, will require proof that he/she was in the province of Ontario the day of, or the day before the date of departure.       P. 10 -- “RTO Out of Province Booklet
Powers of AttorneyA power of attorney is a legal document in which you appoint a person of your choice to act as your representative in the event that you are unable to do so. If you have an assigned Power of Attorney, Johnson Inc. Plan Benefits Service will require an original or notarized copy of the general or continuing Power of Attorney for property.  This original or notarized copy will be returned to you. The basic standard for authenticating documents for legal purposes is a lawyer (barrister/solicitor), commissioner of oaths or notary public.  Please note that a faxed or emailed copy of a power of attorney cannot be considered an original document. There are TWO Powers of Attorney, Property & Personal.  Property aka Financial is the one that covers your Johnson Plan!  Also, Allianz has the FINAL SAY re OUT OF PROVINCE TRAVEL.   NB:  If in doubt .... CALL ALLIANZ!
Alive Inside A Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era
http://www.MusicandMemory.org For more on how Music and Memory helps elderly residents and facility patients, to volunteer or to donate iPods. Get FREE resources on the project!  Volunteer an iPod drive!  Find a local facility you can help!
REMINDER: When travelling outside the province, contact ALLIANZ GLOBAL ASSISTANCE (AGA) within 48 hours of a medical emergency. Bring the 2014 Out-of-Province/Canada Travel Booklet in your luggage. Be sure that a travel companion and/or someone at home is aware of the need to contact ALLIANZ. Your AGA ID number is on page 14 of the Booklet.
Good News from the RTO Geriatric Charitable Foundation Local Funeral Homes will be given RTO donation forms so that members and friends may make donations directly at the Funeral Home to the RTO Charitable Foundation in the name of a deceased member or friend.  There will also be appreciation cards available.  Please contact President Bernice Whalen for further information.
Patients First: An RTO/ERO Perspective   RTO/ERO responded to a discussion paper entitled Patients First, proposed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term care. The ministry was seeking public feedback on a action plan to strengthen patient-centred health care in Ontario.   The RTO/ERO members who took the opportunity to provide their perspectives have considerable background on the health care issues at hand and the proposals of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.  Patients First: An RTO/ERO Perspective  reflects the informed opinions of our members in their words; it does not constitute an official RTO/ERO recommendation. By summarizing the member responses, RTO/ERO presents the high-level themes that emerged, to help guide Ministry staff.                    http://www.rto-ero.org/publications/government-relations
5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications Video
Best Doctors Resources:
SHINGLES VACCINATION The Ontario Government will now cover the cost Zostavaz, the shingles vaccine, for people between the ages of 65 and 70. For members of the RTO/ERO Extended Health Care Plan, outside this age bracket, 85% of the cost is covered. MEDICAL EMERGENCY OUTSIDE ONTARIO If you have a medical emergency while travelling outside Ontario, you, a family member or travelling companion must contact Allianz Global Assistance  within 48 hours of the emergency or payments will be limited  to $2,000 per insured person per trip. In addition to the identification number on your RTO/ERO Johnson card, Allianz Global Assistance will require your Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) number and the Allianz Global Assistance identification number 9092 (Base Plan) or 9265 (Supplemental Travel Plan) to process payments. TRIP CANCELLATION, INTERRUPTION/DELAY BENEFITS Details of this coverage are found in the 2014 OUT-OF-PROVINCE-CANADA TRAVEL BOOKLET (pg. 11,12). Trip cancellation claims must be reported to Allianz Global Assistance before the scheduled departure date from the province of residence  and within 48 hours of the cancellation.  Trip Interruption/Delay expenses beyond the province of residence must be reported to Allianz Global Assistance. RECEIPT DEADLINE All claims must be submitted  no later than the end of the calendar year following the year in which the expenses were incurred. For example, all claims incurred in 2015 must be submitted by December 31, 2016. Details on p. 10, 2014  Insurance Plans Booklet.
NEW, NEW, NEW    -----    MemberPerks with Venngo MemberPerks® is included in RTO/ERO’s Extended Health Care Plan starting January 1, 2017.  RTO/ERO members and their families without RTO/ERO’s Extended Health Care Plan can join MemberPerks® for only $24.95/year, plus HST.  Click the MemberPerks graphic for more! >>
RTO/ERO MemberPerks®
Did you know...   >     8 of 10 retirees choose  RTO-ERO Insurance.   >    9.9 of 10 participants in the RTO-ERO Group         Benefits  Program were satisfied.
Click to compare RTO’s Johnson Insurance  with OTIP’s RTIP Plus and MROO!
© RTO / ERO District 3 Legal Notice       Human Rights Statement  

Health Care-HIS

Johnson Health Plan Service

416-920-7248

1-877-406-9007

(Fax: 416-920-0939)

Claims

905-764-4888

1-800-638-4753

(Fax: 905-764-4041 or 1-888-895-2209

www.johnson.ca

 Local Health Care Resources

Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie     SSM & District Canadian Diabetes Assoc.

Canadian Cancer Society       Heart and Stroke Foundation

Click a link (above) to access a datasheet of the resource.  You can also print the

datasheet!  If you have any suggestions for future datasheets, please forward your

thoughts to District 3 RTO (garyrwills@gmail.com)  Thank you!

Powers of AttorneyA power of attorney is a legal document in which you appoint a person of your choice to act as your representative in the event that you are unable to do so. If you have an assigned Power of Attorney, Johnson Inc. Plan Benefits Service will require an original or notarized copy of the general or continuing Power of Attorney for property.  This original or notarized copy will be returned to you. The basic standard for authenticating documents for legal purposes is a lawyer (barrister/solicitor), commissioner of oaths or notary public.  Please note that a faxed or emailed copy of a power of attorney cannot be considered an original document. There are TWO Powers of Attorney, Property & Personal.  Property aka Financial is the one that covers your Johnson Plan!  Also, Allianz has the FINAL SAY re OUT OF PROVINCE TRAVEL.   NB:  If in doubt .... CALL ALLIANZ!
Health Insurance and Services Updates Bruce Avery & Page Nicolson, HIS Reps
Local member, Gayle Manley, is the Provincial Chair of the HIS Committee!
Video Links "23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?" "Let's Make our Day Harder" Elaine Dembe - Health & Wellness
RTO/ERO Group Benefits Program, 2017   Sun Life Financial -----New Underwriter for Group Insurance Plans   New Benefits Card effective January 1st.   Johnson Insurance continues as Plan administrator   New Global Assistance Policy # 7106   Toll Free number for Canada/USA   Number for Collect Call from elsewhere   Cuba   119 - 1 - Collect Call Number Plan Enhancements   Prescription Drugs to $3,300 ……… per insured person per calendar year   Paramedical Practitioners to $1,300 per insured person per calendar year   Incontinence supplies to $750 ……. per insured person per calendar year
In the event of a claim, EACH out of province traveller, covered under the RTO Group Benefit Plan, will require proof that he/she was in the province of Ontario the day of,  or the day before the date of departure.       P. 10 -- “RTO Out of Province Booklet
Did you know  > 8 of 10 retirees     choose  RTO-ERO     Insurance.  >  9.9 of 10     participants in the     RTO-ERO Group    Benefits Program    were satisfied.
Presented in Blind River by Page Nicolson and Bruce Avery, District 3’s knowledgeable HIS Reps. Click the graphic to access the document.
Alive Inside A Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era
http://www.MusicandMemory.org For more on how Music and Memory helps elderly residents and facility patients, to volunteer or to donate iPods. Get FREE resources on the project!  Volunteer an iPod drive!  Find a local facility you can help!
Good News from the RTO Geriatric Charitable Foundation Local Funeral Homes will be given RTO donation forms so that members and friends may make donations directly at the Funeral Home to the RTO Charitable Foundation in the name of a deceased member or friend.  There will also be appreciation cards available.  Please contact President Bernice Whalen for further information.
REMINDER: When travelling outside the province, contact ALLIANZ GLOBAL ASSISTANCE (AGA) within 48 hours of a medical emergency. Bring the 2014 Out-of-Province/Canada Travel Booklet in your luggage. Be sure that a travel companion and/or someone at home is aware of the need to contact ALLIANZ. Your AGA ID number is on page 14 of the Booklet.
Patients First: An RTO/ERO Perspective   RTO/ERO responded to a discussion paper entitled Patients First, proposed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term care. The ministry was seeking public feedback on a action plan to strengthen patient-centred health care in Ontario. The RTO/ERO members who took the opportunity to provide their perspectives have considerable background on the health care issues at hand and the proposals of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.  Patients First: An RTO/ERO Perspective reflects the informed opinions of our members in their words; it does not constitute an official RTO/ERO recommendation. By summarizing the member responses, RTO/ERO presents the high-level themes that emerged, to help guide Ministry staff.                    http://www.rto-ero.org/publications/government-relations
5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications Video
Best Doctors Resources:
SHINGLES VACCINATION The Ontario Government will now cover the cost Zostavaz, the shingles vaccine, for people between the ages of 65 and 70. For members of the RTO/ERO Extended Health Care Plan, outside this age bracket, 85% of the cost is covered. MEDICAL EMERGENCY OUTSIDE ONTARIO If you have a medical emergency while travelling outside Ontario, you, a family member or travelling companion must contact Allianz Global Assistance  within 48 hours of the emergency or payments will be limited  to $2,000 per insured person per trip. In addition to the identification number on your RTO/ERO Johnson card, Allianz Global Assistance will require your Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) number and the Allianz Global Assistance identification number 9092 (Base Plan) or 9265 (Supplemental Travel Plan) to process payments. TRIP CANCELLATION, INTERRUPTION/DELAY BENEFITS Details of this coverage are found in the 2014 OUT-OF-PROVINCE- CANADA TRAVEL BOOKLET (pg. 11,12). Trip cancellation claims must be reported to Allianz Global Assistance before the scheduled departure date from the province of residence  and within 48 hours of the cancellation.  Trip Interruption/Delay expenses beyond the province of residence must be reported to Allianz Global Assistance. RECEIPT DEADLINE All claims must be submitted  no later than the end of the calendar year following the year in which the expenses were incurred. For example, all claims incurred in 2015 must be submitted by December 31, 2016. Details on p. 10, 2014  Insurance Plans Booklet.
NEW !!!!!     MemberPerks with Venngo MemberPerks® is included in RTO/ERO’s Extended Health Care Plan as of January 1, 2017.  RTO/ERO members and their families without RTO/ERO’s Extended Health Care Plan can join MemberPerks® for only $24.95/year, plus HST. Click the MemberPerks graphic for more! >>
RTO/ERO MemberPerks®