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Extended Health Benefits

Your UBC Extended Health Plan will reimburse you and your eligible dependents for some or all of the cost of many healthcare services that are not covered by BC’s Medical Services Plan.


For full details, take a look at the Extended Health and Dental Benefits Booklets for your employee group's plan. If you want to receive Extended Health Plan benefits, you need to meet the eligibility requirements and enrol in the plan. To be eligible to enrol in UBC’s Extended Health Plan, you must also be eligible for and enrolled in a Canadian public health plan (such as BC’s Medical Services Plan (MSP)) through another employer or with Health Insurance BC directly.

From October 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024, your Extended Health Plan will also include access to Teladoc, a network of medical and mental health specialists you can connect with to confirm a diagnosis, offer other treatment options, and guide you through our health care system. For more information, visit our Teladoc page.

There is no cost to you, as UBC pays the monthly premiums associated with this plan. (Sessional Lecturers working less than 50% FTE or in an appointment of four months or less pay half of the monthly premiums for Extended Health Plan benefits.)

What extended health care costs are covered?

How do I make a claim?

Please visit Claims for detailed instructions on how to submit a claim.

For more information

The outline above is a descriptive summary of the plan and is not a contract. All terms and conditions are governed by Contract Number 025205 with Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. In the event of a discrepancy, benefits will be paid according to the official document and applicable legislation.

Sun Life benefit booklets

For complete details about your plan, please refer to the extended health and dental Sun Life benefit booklet for your employee group. 

View Sun Life benefit booklets


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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