Family-building benefits

If you are enrolled in UBC’s extended health benefits plan, UBC’s Surrogacy and Adoption Benefits will reimburse you and your eligible spouse for expenses incurred on behalf of your surrogate and costs related to the adoption process. 

For complete details, please refer to your Sun Life booklet. If you would like to receive Surrogacy and Adoption benefits, you must meet the eligibility requirements and be enrolled in UBC’s Extended Health Plan.

There is no cost to you, as UBC pays the cost associated with this plan if you are enrolled in UBC’s Extended Health Benefits 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 costs are covered?

Sun Life benefits booklets

For complete details about your Surrogacy Benefit, refer to the Sun Life benefits booklet for your employee group


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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