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CUPE 2278 (English language instructors): benefit eligibility, start dates and costs

The benefits you are eligible for as a member of the CUPE 2278 employee group depend on:

  • whether your appointment is full time or part time,
  • the length of your appointment,
  • whether your appointment is continuing, and
  • your age at your date of hire.

Before you enrol in your benefits package, please review the table below to familiarize yourself with:

  • the benefits you are eligible for,
  • whether these benefits are mandatory or optional,
  • the date that each benefit will become effective, and
  • the monthly cost of each benefit.

Once you have decided which of the optional benefits you want to sign up for, please complete the UBC Benefits Sign-On Session to enrol for benefits and sign up for payroll. You will need the enrolment code listed at the bottom of this page to complete this session. Your Benefits Enrolment Code is also included on your Letter of Offer.

You may also be eligible for the following benefits and entitlements:

You do not need to enrol in the above benefits. You apply for them when you want to use them.

Benefit enrolment codes

Full-time or Part-time Employment Status Number of Hours Age at Date of Hire Benefits Enrolment Code
Full-time Continuing employee Full-time Under 65 SEP017
Between 65-71 SEP015
Under 71 SEP010
Part-time Continuing employee At least 8 inclusive instructional contact hours per week Under 65 SEP018
Between 65-71 SEP016
Under 71 SEP010
Full-time and Part-time Any status Any Over 71 SEP012 (payroll forms only)
Full-time and Part-time Not meeting criteria such as continuing employee and/or minimum number of hours (less than 8 inclusive instructional contact hours per week) Any age SEP012 (payroll forms only)

Full-time continuing appointments

If you have a full-time continuing appointment for 12 months or more, you are eligible for all of the benefits outlined in the table below.

Benefit Optional or Mandatory Available up to specified age Effective Date 2020

 

Your cost (per month)

2020

 

UBC pays (per month)

Extended Health Plan Optional Under 71 First of the month on or after your date of hire.

 

If you are new to Canada, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled in the Extended Health Plan on the first of the month immediately following the waiting period.

$0 Single: $71.44

 

Single + dependent: $170.14

Family: $170.14

Dental Plan Optional Under 71 First of the month on or after your date of hire. $0 Single: $76.76

 

Single + dependent: $145.90

Family: $251.62

Employee and Family Assistance Program Mandatory Under 71 First of the month on or after your date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $1.20 $2.80
Disability Benefit Plan Mandatory Under 65 Date of hire or on extension of your appointment to 12 months or more. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. 0.659% of regular earnings $0
Basic Life Insurance Mandatory Under 71 Date of hire or on extension of your appointment to 12 months or more. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $0 0.236% of regular earnings
Employees

 

Optional Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Optional Under 71 You are eligible to apply on your date of hire or on extension of your appointment to 12 months or more; however, you must submit a Health Statement with your application, which is subject to approval by the insurer. Depends on age, amount and smoker status. Please see the OPT table and AD&D table $0
Spouses

 

Optional Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Optional Employee is under age 65 Your spouse is eligible to apply on your date of hire; however, they must submit a Health Statement with their application, which is subject to approval by the insurer. Depends on age, amount and smoker status. Please see the OPT table and AD&D table. $0
Staff Pension Plan
(monthly paid employees only)
Before April 1, 2020: Optional if you apply before the compulsory enrolment date.

 

Mandatory after three years of service.

Under 71 First of the month on or after your date of hire if you enrol before the compulsory date.

 

You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit on the first of the month on or after three years of service if you do not enrol before the compulsory date.

6.5% of gross annual salary 9.4% of gross annual salary
On or after April 1, 2020: Mandatory Under 71 Date of hire or on extension of your appointment to 12 months or more. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. 6.5% of gross annual salary 9.4% of gross annual salary

Part-time continuing appointments

If you have a part-time continuing appointment for 12 months or more and you work at least 8 inclusive instructional contact hours per week, you are eligible for all of the benefits outlined in the table below.

Benefit Optional or Mandatory Available up to specified age Effective Date 2020

 

Your cost (per month)

2020

 

UBC pays (per month)

Extended Health Plan Optional Under 71 First of the month on or after your date of hire.

 

If you are new to Canada, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled in the Extended Health Plan on the first of the month immediately following the waiting period.

$0 Single: $71.44

 

Single + dependent: $170.14

Family: $170.14

Dental Plan Optional Under 71 First of the month on or after your date of hire. $0 Single: $76.76

 

Single + dependent: $145.90

Family: $251.62

Employee and Family Assistance Program Mandatory Under 71 First of the month on or after your date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $1.20 $2.80
Disability Benefit Plan Mandatory Under 65 Date of hire or on extension of your appointment to 12 months or more. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. 0.659% of regular earnings $0
Basic Life Insurance Mandatory Under 71 Date of hire or on extension of your appointment to 12 months or more. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $0 0.236% of regular earnings
Employees

 

Optional Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Optional Under 71 You are eligible to apply on your date of hire or on extension of your contract to 12 months or more; however, you must submit a Health Statement with your application, which is subject to approval by the insurer. Depends on age, amount and smoker status. Please see the OPT table and AD&D table $0
Spouses

 

Optional Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Optional Employee is under age 65 Your spouse is eligible to apply on your date of hire; however, they must submit a Health Statement with their application, which is subject to approval by the insurer. Depends on age, amount and smoker status. Please see the OPT table and AD&D table. $0
Staff Pension Plan
(monthly paid employees only)
Before April 1, 2020: Optional if you apply before the compulsory enrolment date.

 

Mandatory after three years of service.

Under 71 Eligibility is determined by applicable pension legislation. You must have earned 35% of the YMPE (years maximum pensionable earnings) of the year in which your 12 months of service ended. If you become eligible, you will be contacted by the Pension Administration Office. 6.5% of gross annual salary 9.4% of gross annual salary
On or after April 1, 2020: Mandatory Under 71 Date of hire or on extension of your appointment to 12 months or more. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. 6.5% of gross annual salary 9.4% of gross annual salary

Disclaimer

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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