||Volume 22, Number 5, March 2010
By Patti McLaughlin
There are three exciting new partners in the Advantage Program Marketplace. New this spring are:
Fountain Tire—with 40 locations throughout BC. Fountain Tire is offering several valuable ways for teachers to save on car-care costs.
SleepCountry Canada—with many stores throughout BC, they have a valuable incentive for teachers.
Salin Acupuncture—Salin Webb is a registered acupuncturist and doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. She offers a significant savings for teachers.
So far, we have nearly 20 Marketplace partners offering Advantage Program members substantial discounts on a wide variety of services and items. If you have a suggestion for a potential new partner, please contact the program co-ordinator, Patti McLaughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great news for TTOCs
At its January meeting, the BCTF Executive Committee approved an extended health and dental plan for TTOCs. The program will launch March 6—the first day of the AGM—and TTOCs will be able to apply, on-line, for extended health and/or dental coverage through the BCTF Advantage Program website.
A nation-wide search was conducted for a suitable Canadian carrier for TTOC coverage. There were many considerations—cost, extent of coverage, medical questions, online applications, customer support to name a few. The best offering for TTOCs was made by Manulife, and the program will be live, online by spring break.
More information will be disseminated at the AGM for delegates to bring back to their respective locals, and the Advantage Program Subcommittee will be working with the TTOC Advisory Committee to assist in getting information about this plan to all who are eligible for this offering.
There will be a representative from Manulife at the BCTF Advantage Program display area at the AGM, and all TTOCs are welcome at the Hyatt to gather information about extended health and dental coverage.
Please watch the BCTF Advantage Program website for more information. Go to bctf.ca and click on the BCTF Advantage logo.
– Patti McLaughlin