CURAC Affinity Agreements

by Frank Millerd

Registered Teachers of Ontario Plans

Members of WLURA can join the Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO) and participate in RTO’s group plans. You must be a member of RTO (fee is $70 per year) to join an RTO group insurance plan, but you can join RTO without joining an RTO plan.

RTO Extended Health Care Plan

Retirees not now members of WLU or another extended health care plan, or those wishing additional insurance, may join RTO and the RTO Extended Health Care Plan. RTO members currently in Laurier’s plan will be accepted into the RTO Extended Health Care Plan without a medical questionnaire. Coverage also available for a spouse and dependent children.

Joining RTO to ensure that the surviving spouse or partner is eligible to join RTO group plans:

RTO does not offer stand-alone travel insurance but their full extended health care package includes competitive travel and trip-cancellation insurance.

Travel Planning

Collette Travel: Inquiries and bookings can be made at 1-855-394-8687 or through a travel agent. CURAC members save $100 per person on all tours, all dates. Mention your CURAC membership when calling. Use code CURACSAVE for seasonal offers up to $500 off per person.

Trip Merchant: At the website enter the CURAC password: CURACTM18 Mention your CURAC membership when inquiring.

Trip Insurance: Johnson Inc. offers two Trip Insurance plans to CURAC/ARUCC members.

For information on the policies and how to enrol, go to:

Members who do not see a fit with the above may contact Securiglobe (1-888-211-4444), a broker that endeavours to match individual clients to insurance coverage that suits their needs.

Home and Car Insurance

Waterloo-based Economical Insurance, a leading property and casualty insurer, offers auto and home insurance at advantageous rates to CURAC-affiliated retirees. You may call 1-866-247-7700 for a quote or go to:, using discount code E2413.

Pet Care Insurance

PetSecure offers retirees affiliated with CURAC pet insurance at advantageous rates. PetSecure is a member company of Economical.

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For further information on all affinity agreements go to the CURAC web site and click on Member Benefits.