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Lucky to be good... Or good to be lucky?

DBOur history tells us that we are a resilient organization -  the origins of Teachers Life began in 1929 on the cusp of the Great Depression.  We were incorporated in 1939 on the eve of World War II and federally incorporated in 2008 at the beginning of one of the greatest meltdowns of the world market.  I'm not sure what that says about the organization but my suggestion is that you may want to pay attention to the next big thing we embark on...

But... We've always done it that way!

As we celebrate our 75th year I thought about what it takes for an organization to have that longevity.  Certainly, the hard work and dedication of many individuals throughout the decades has been instrumental in sustaining the organization so I don't want to dismiss all of that by what I am about to say (I'm not even going to use the great 'eraser' word here... 'but' - which happens to erase everything that preceded it...).  Sometimes you are just lucky and that's where I believe sustainable organizations have the most success.  It's a willingness to question everything you do and not accept that "this is always the way we've done it".  An organization has to take risks (not an odd feature of an insurance company J); it also has to be willing to 'reinvent' itself for the times.

No buts...

In order to survive and thrive there are some key elements and it begins with Governance.  Governance is the key to success or failure of every organization.  For an organization to endure for 75 years speaks to the strength of our organization.  One of the most important aspects of Governance is the ability of the organization to adapt and respond to the realities that they face.  We have had a caring, responsible and thoughtful leadership from our Board throughout our history.

It takes a village...

I don't want to spend a whole lot of time on the history of the organization but it is an important part of our DNA - although generational changes have occurred, we are at the core, what the founding principals were in the late 1920's and 30's.  Without this strong foundational history, all of the exciting opportunities ahead would not be in place.  It takes strong partners to help share the load and prepare the organization for the path.  At a recent celebration of our 75 years we brought together people and organizations that represented over 550 collective years of connection with Teachers Life.

The Next Big Thing... Pay attention!

The history, the resilience, the strong partnerships and the willingness to take that risk have put us in a position (luckily enough J) to be launching something unique to the Canadian market and exclusive to the education community in the coming weeks.  We are introducing access to a completely underwritten (that's insurance lingo for asking all of those annoying questions without asking you for any bodily fluids!), online insurance product that you just can't get anywhere else in Canada.  There will be more about it around the launch, so pay attention (remember our history! J).


  -Doug Baker
President & CEO, Teachers Life


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 Posaction®Plus is a confidential psychosocial assistance service and free to our LTD policy holders.

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Feeling Better Now

 FeelingBetterNow® is an anonymous, web-based mental health care program designed to assist members with a District LTD Plan and their families in the prevention, early diagnosis and ongoing management of common emotional and mental health issues. 

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CAREpathTeachers Life has partnered with CAREpath to provide a specialized cancer assistance program to our Members with a District LTD Plan.

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