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Benefits while travelling

If you are travelling for work or a holiday, it’s important to know about your medical benefits coverage while you are out of the province.

This section provides important information and links to resources to help you understand your benefit coverage (including what’s not covered) while travelling outside of BC. You will also find details on who to contact for assistance in the event of a medical emergency.

Click on one of the following links for information about your benefits coverage when travelling:

Travel benefits disclaimer

Disclaimer: This outline is for information purposes only and is a descriptive outline of the plans described; it is not a contract. UBC does not warrant the completeness, timeliness or accuracy of any of the information contained in this web site. Plan terms and conditions are governed by policy contract numbers 025205, 023218, 050555-G, 100328, 100768 and 51075 with Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and Policy #920137 with AXA Insurance Inc. In the event of a discrepancy between the information provided on this web site and these policy contracts, benefits will be paid in accordance with the policy contracts.

Any information on the Medical Service Plan of BC (MSP) is a descriptive outline only; UBC is not responsible for the terms and provisions of this plan as it is administered by Health Insurance BC (BC Provincial Government). UBC does not warrant the completeness, timeliness or accuracy of any of the information contained in this web site. For further information, please refer to MSP website.

You must be registered and enrolled the benefit plans to receive the coverage under the plans. Coverage under some of the UBC benefit plans is not automatic. It is the sole responsibility of the traveller to ensure that they are enrolled in the UBC plans and have appropriate coverage in place based on their personal circumstances and their travel destination.


The benefits information on this website is provided as a descriptive summary only. While the University has endeavored to accurately reflect its benefit programs, policies and plans, the information on this website does not create any contractual or other rights between the University and its faculty and staff members. To the extent that there are any conflicts or discrepancies between the benefits information on this website and the benefit plan documents (including group insurance contracts and benefit booklets) or any applicable collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy, the benefit plan documents and collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy will govern in all cases.

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