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""A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." — Greek Proverb
If you will indulge me one more time, I would like to take this annual opportunity to reflect on the past year, and then attempt to be ARTA's Nostradamus for the year ahead. Personally, I find hindsight the easier of the two activities.
The Annual General Meeting in October concluded our 50th anniversary celebrations, and certainly it has been ....
"Living life.. is like building a house, you have to have a solid foundation before you begin to build or your whole structure will come tumbling down." - Rashida Rowe
As most of you are aware by now, on March 7, the Government of Alberta announced its 2013 budget. In that budget, one of the most significant changes brought forth was the announcement of a new PharmaCare program to be implemented January 1, 2014. According to the budget documents...
We're thrilled to announce the launch of our Facebook page! Click Here to visit our page, and become one of the first ARTA members to join our brand new Facebook community – simply click the 'like' button at the top of your screen. At ARTA, we're always looking for the best ways to connect with our members. With many of you communicating online, our new Facebook page is an easy way to keep up-to-date with the latest ARTA news and events. We'll be posting great wellness tips, community resources, event pictures, videos and much more. Don't miss out on the action, join us today!
Not a Facebook member? No problem. You will still have access to all the same great resources you've come to expect as a member of ARTA, including this website.
We're happy to announce that the ARTA Member Benefits Account is now available to all ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan Members. Through our partnership with the Alberta School Employee Benefits Plan (ASEBP), we are proud to be able to offer this online resource that will allow you to manage many features of your benefits plan at your convenience. For more go to: https://arta.asebp.ab.ca or contact ASEBP at 1-855-444-2782.
Built by seniors for seniors, the ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan allows members to continue receiving robust coverage after retirement, including medical, dental, travel, life insurance, and home and auto options at industry-leading rates. Members also enjoy the freedom of selecting the coverage level that's right for them – from basic medical and dental coverage, to enhanced offerings that include unmatched travel options.
ARTA makes it easy for members to manage their coverage. With access to fast claims service and point of sale claims, ARTA works with health service providers across Canada to reduce members' time spent processing claims – often the covered amount will be deducted right at the cash register. And with leading technology for managing coverage and innovative wellness programs, ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan members have a wealth of tools available to enhance their health and wellness.
The Alberta Retired Teachers' Association represents retirees from many career paths and walks of life. We do this through advocacy for seniors, wellness solutions, a wide range of member services, and the ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan – the only plan of its kind for retirees in Canada. Celebrating our 50th anniversary, we're proud of the services and programs we're able to offer our members.
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ARE you a Regular ARTA member in good standing? The Branch Initiative Grant is intended to be used at the Branch level for NEW programs or activities or new pilot projects not currently provided by existing ARTA services...