COSA Membership Benefits
COSA Benefits Summary
COSA Membership Forms to Download (PDF)
COSA Membership FAQ’s
How much does a COSA membership cost?
COSA membership is free to eligible horsepeople. Organizational and membership costs are funded through COSA’s share of handle revenue at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
What do I need in order to enrol in the Benefits Program?
Caretakers must reside in Ontario, have a valid OHIP card, a valid AGCO and SC license and provide a copy of a T-4, pay cheque, or pay stub from your current employer who must have a minimum of 24 starts at Woodbine Mohawk Park in the prior calendar year. Owners must reside in Ontario, have a valid OHIP card, a valid AGCO and SC license and have a minimum of 12 starts as an owner at Woodbine Mohawk Park in the prior calendar year. Trainers and Drivers must reside in Ontario, have a valid OHIP card, a valid AGCO and SC license and have a minimum of 24 starts as a trainer or driver at Woodbine Mohawk Park in the prior calendar year.
How do I enrol in the Benefits Program?
You can either visit the COSA office and fill out the forms, or download from this page and drop them at our office.
Do I send the forms, once completed, to MDM Insurance or to the COSA office?
You will need to send all of the completed forms by mail or drop them off at the COSA office. Original copies must be received at the COSA office. Do not send them directly to MDM.
How long is the waiting period before I can start using my Benefits?
It usually takes 7-10 days to receive your enrolment package in the mail. Once you have received a confirmation letter from MDM Insurance Group, you can start using your medical benefits immediately. There is a one month waiting period for dental benefits.
How do I apply for Benefits if I have been involved in an accident?
Contact Denise Kunz at Standardbred Canada (905) 858-3060 [ext. 240] and she will start the claim process. Once you have received your first disability cheque, fax, mail or deliver in person a copy of such and COSA will then top up the amount received from Great West Life by an extra 50%.
How can I enrol in the Ontario Standardbred Horsepeople's RRSP?
Any Ontario Standardbred Horseperson who is eligible can enrol in the RRSP. See here for details and forms.