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A lot can happen in a year

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A lot can happen in a year.
OMA Insurance
5/16/2018
The circle of life isn’t just a Disney® song.

​Every stage of your life and career will bring new priorities, challenges and events. In the insurance world, a life event is something that changes a person's family or work status, perhaps altering their financial commitments and/or priorities and affecting their insurance needs. When a life event occurs you may have to increase or decrease your coverage and perhaps add or remove dependents.

For OPIP/Health and Health Plus purposes, a life event change is defined as:

  • marriage, separation or divorce;
  • a spouse or dependent child becomes eligible for coverage, or no longer qualifies as an eligible dependant;
  • the birth or adoption of a child;
  • accepting legal guardianship of a child;
  • the death of a spouse or child;
  • the loss or gain of insurance under your or your spouse's insurance plan (for example, due to a change in your or your spouse's employment).

90 Day Deadline

If there are people in your life who become qualified for coverage as a result of a life event change, you can add them to the plan with no medical evidence as long as you apply within 90 days of the effective date of the life event change. We cannot process a future event, meaning you need to wait until the event happens first, then you have 90 days to request the change.


What if I miss the deadline?

We understand that after a major life event, deadlines are not always the number one priority. You can still add a dependent to your OMA policies after 90 days but the dependent must undergo underwriting. This means the covered dependent will be required to provide medical evidence in order to qualify for the coverage.


Who is a dependent?

A "dependent" means the insured member's spouse and/or dependent child who resides in Canada.

Your spouse must be your spouse by marriage or under any other formal union recognized by law, or a person who you publically represent as your spouse. You can only cover one spouse at a time.

A “dependent child” means a natural child, stepchild or legally adopted child of you or your spouse who resides in Canada, and who is not married and is under the age of 18 or under the age of 25 and is a full-time student or any age if physically or mentally handicapped.


We're here to help

Your coverage needs will change over your life and your career and the products and services offered by OMA Insurance are regularly reviewed to keep pace with member’s needs. It's worth taking a few minutes to review your insurance benefits when your family undergoes any life event changes, such as revisiting and perhaps updating your beneficiary designations on your life insurance policies.

In order to modify your coverage please complete the OPIP Life event change form / Health and Dental Life event change form. You can then scan and email it to omainfo@sunlife.com or fax the form to 1.800.367.0813.


Any questions?

Contact OMA Insurance at info@omainsurance.com or 1.800.758.1641, Option 1 if you need advice about your coverage or any of our products and solutions.