The Ontario Non-Union Education Trust (ONE-T): A benefits trust established with the sole objective of providing meaningful life, health and dental benefits to non-union employees in the Ontario education sector


Update on travel, insurance and COVID-19 for ONE-T members
A message from the ONE-T Trustees

With the COVID-19 situation developing rapidly, you may be wondering about the impact on your benefits coverage under ONE-T.

Given the speed and fluidity of the situation, it’s important to stay on top of the latest developments. Please read this communication from Canada Life for more details and resources, and please continue to consult the various government resources available.

Here’s a quick summary of what you need to know.

Benefits coverage – Rest assured, your benefits coverage will continue uninterrupted. Our members are our first priority, and we are doing our best to maintain high-quality service during these challenging times.

We do not currently anticipate any disruptions, but to ensure the best possible service, we recommend contacting the member call centres (Cowan and Canada Life) only for critical or time-sensitive questions and holding off on any general inquiries.

COVID-19-related claims – Claims related to COVID-19 or claims incurred during travel to a country with travel advisory warnings will be treated like any other claim under your plan. Canada Life will cover medical treatments related to the initial medical emergency in accordance with their plan provisions, as well as follow-up treatment if you are unable to get home prior to the end of your trip due to quarantine (provided you are not refusing to be evacuated).

There is no coverage for incidental expenses such as hotels, meals and/or cost of missed flights if you are quarantined as a preventative measure. Support may be available from the Federal government.

If you are quarantined – People who are medically quarantined, or who are quarantined due to exposure to COVID-19, pose a risk to the general population and should follow the local health authority's instructions. If you have been travelling, you must self-isolate for 14 days upon your return.

Travel – Prime Minister Trudeau has closed the Canadian border to non-Canadian citizens, urging Canadians who are abroad to return home while they still can, and avoid non-essential travel.

We will continue to keep you informed as the situation evolves and encourage you to check the following websites regularly for latest updates.


Resources

General benefits updates

Canada Life

Cowan

Government resources