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CUPE 2950: benefit eligibility, start date and cost

The benefits you are eligible for as a member of the CUPE 2950 employee group depend on:

  • if you work full time, part time, hourly or temporary,
  • the length of your appointment,
  • the number of hours you work per week, 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 Length of Appointment Number of Hours Age at Date of Hire Benefits Enrolment Code
Full-time 12 months or more Full-time Under 65 SEP017
Between 65-71 SEP015
Full-time More than 3 months, but less than 12 months Full-time Under 71 SEP010
Part-time 12 months or more At least 17.5 hours per week Under 65 SEP018
Between 65-71 SEP016
Part-time More than 3 months, but less than 12 months At least 17.5 hours per week Under 71 SEP010
Hourly Any length Any Any age SEP012 (payroll forms only)
Temporary, monthly More than 3 months, but less than 12 months At least 17.5 hours per week Any age SEP009
Temporary, monthly 12 months or more At least 17.5 hours per week Any age SEP007
Temporary, hourly Any length Any Any age SEP012 (payroll forms only)
Full-time, Part-time, Temporary monthly Any length Any Over 71 SEP012 (payroll forms only)
Full-time, Part-time, Temporary monthly Not meeting minimum appointment length (3 months or less) and/or minimum number of hours (less than 17.5 hours per week) Any age SEP012 (payroll forms only)
Hiring Solutions

Contact Hiring Solutions to confirm your eligibility.

*NRD is your Normal Retirement Date. This is the last day of the month you turn 65.

Full-time appointments

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

If you have a full-time monthly paid appointment for more than 3 months but less than 12 months, you are eligible for the first three benefits listed in the table:

If full-time monthly paid appointment is extended to a total of 12 months or more, you:

If you have a full-time appointment that is 3 months or less, you are not eligible for benefits. You will still need to complete the UBC Benefits Sign-On Session to sign up for payroll.

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

 

Your cost (per month)

2020

 

UBC pays (per month)

If you work at least 17.5 hours per week and your appointment length is more than 3 months you are eligible for the three benefits below:
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: $78.98

 

Single + dependent: $198.86

Family: $198.86

Dental Plan Optional Under 71 First of the month on or after your date of hire. $0 Single: $77.00

 

Single + dependent: $141.42

Family: $249.14

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
If you work at least 17.5 hours per week and your appointment length is 12 months or more you are eligible for additional benefits below:
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. 0.920% 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 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 monthly paid appointments

If you have a part-time monthly paid appointment for 12 months or more and you work at least 17.5 hours per week, you are eligible for all of the benefits outlined in the table below.

If you have a part-time monthly paid appointment for more than 3 months but less than 12 months and you work at least 17.5 hours per week, you are eligible for the first three benefits listed in the table:

If your part-time monthly paid appointment is extended to a total of 12 months or more and you work at least 17.5 hours per week, you:

  • will automatically be enrolled in the Disability Benefit Plan,
  • will automatically be enrolled in Basic Life Insurance,
  • will be eligible for Optional Life Insurance and AD&D; however, you must submit a Health Statement with your application, which is subject to approval by the insurer, and
  • may be eligible for the Staff Pension Plan (mandatory on and after April 1, 2020)

If you do not work more than 17.5 hours per week as part of your part-time monthly paid appointment, you are not eligible for benefits. You will still need to complete the UBC Benefits Sign-On Session to sign up for payroll.

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

 

Your cost (per month)

2020

 

UBC pays (per month)

If you work at least 17.5 hours per week and your appointment length is more than 3 months you are eligible for the three benefits below:
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: $78.98

 

Single + dependent: $198.86

Family: $198.86

Dental Plan Optional Under 71 First of the month on or after your date of hire. $0 Single: $77.00

 

Single + dependent: $141.42

Family: $249.14

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
If you work at least 17.5 hours per week and your appointment length is 12 months or more you are eligible for additional benefits below:
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. 0.920% 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 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

Hourly paid appointments

If you have an hourly paid appointment, you are not eligible for benefits until 3 months after your date of hire. After three months, contact UBC Financial Operations – Payroll to see if you are eligible for benefits. You will still need to enrol in UBC Benefits Sign-On and complete your payroll forms.

If you have an hourly paid appointment of 12 months or more and you work at least 17.5 hours a week, you may be eligible for the benefits shown in the table below after you have worked for 3 months of continuous service.

If you have an hourly paid appointment of more than 3 months but less than 12 months and you work at least 17.5 hours per week, you may eligible for the first three benefits listed in the table after 3 months of continuous service:

If your hourly paid appointment is extended to a total of 12 months or more and you work at least 17.5 hours per week, you will be:

  • automatically enrolled in the Disability Benefit Plan,
  • automatically enrolled in Basic Life Insurance, and
  • eligible for Optional Life Insurance and AD&D; however, you must submit a Health Statement with your application, which is subject to approval by the insurer.

If you have an hourly paid appointment and you work less than 17.5 hours per week (regardless of the length of your appointment), you are not eligible for benefits. You will still need to complete the UBC Benefits Sign-On Session to complete your payroll forms.

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

 

Your cost (per month)

2020

 

UBC pays (per month)

If you work at least 17.5 hours per week and your appointment length is more than 3 months you are eligible for the three benefits below:
Extended Health Plan Optional Under 71 First of the month following 3 months of continuous service.

 

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: $78.98

 

Single + dependent: $198.86

Family: $198.86

Dental Plan Optional Under 71 First of the month following 3 months of continuous service. $0 Single: $77.00

 

Single + dependent: $141.42

Family: $249.14

Employee and Family Assistance Program Mandatory Under 71 First of the month following 3 months of continuous service. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $1.20 $2.80
If you work at least 17.5 hours per week and your appointment length is 12 months or more you are eligible for additional benefits below:
Disability Benefit Plan Mandatory Under 65 First day of the month following 3 months of continuous service or on extension of your appointment to 12 months or more. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. 0.920% of regular earnings $0
Basic Life Insurance Mandatory Under 71 First day of the month following 3 months of continuous service 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 after 3 months of continuous service 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 after 3 months of your continuous service; 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

Temporary appointments (includes maternity leave replacements)

If you have a temporary monthly paid appointment of more than 3 months but less than 12 months and you work at least 17.5 hours a week, you are eligible for the first three benefits shown in the table below after 66 days of accumulated service:

If your temporary monthly paid appointment is extended to a total of 12 months or more and you work at least 17.5 hours per week, you will be:

  • automatically enrolled in the Disability Benefit Plan,
  • automatically enrolled in Basic Life Insurance, and
  • eligible for Optional Life Insurance and AD&D; however, you must submit a Health Statement with your application, which is subject to approval by the insurer.

If you have a temporary monthly paid appointment and you work less than 17.5 hours per week, you are not eligible for benefits. You will still need to enrol in UBC Benefits Sign-On and complete your payroll forms.

If you have a temporary, hourly paid appointment and you work at least 17.5 hours per week, you may be eligible for the first three benefits listed in the table below benefits after a 66-day waiting period:

 

After 66 days, contact UBC Financial Operations – Payroll to see if you are eligible for benefits. You will still need to enrol in UBC Benefits Sign-On and complete your payroll forms after you are hired.

If you have a temporary hourly paid appointment and you work less than 17.5 hours per week (regardless of the length of your appointment), you are not eligible for benefits. You will still need to complete the UBC Benefits Sign-On Session to complete your payroll forms.

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

 

Your cost (per month)

2020

 

UBC pays (per month)

If you work at least 17.5 hours per week and your appointment length is more than 3 months you are eligible for the three benefits below:
Extended Health Plan Optional Under 71 First of the month following 66 days of continuous service.

 

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: $78.98

 

Single + dependent: $198.86

Family: $198.86

Dental Plan Optional Under 71 First of the month following 66 days of continuous service. $0 Single: $77.00

 

Single + dependent: $141.42

Family: $249.14

Employee and Family Assistance Program Mandatory Under 71 First of the month following 66 days of continuous service. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $1.20 $2.80
If you work at least 17.5 hours per week and your appointment length is 12 months or more you are eligible for additional benefits below.
Disability Benefit Plan Mandatory Under 65 Date of hire or on the extension date of your appointment to 12 months or more. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. 0.920% of regular earnings $0
Basic Life Insurance Mandatory Under 71 Date of hire or on the extension date 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 the extension date 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

Hiring Solutions

If you have completed your probation period of 66 days, you may be eligible for the benefits described in the table below, depending on your hours worked. Please contact Hiring Solutions to confirm your eligibility.

Benefit Optional or Mandatory Available up to specified age Effective Date Your cost (per month) UBC pays (per month)
Extended Health Plan Optional Under 71 First of the month following the end of your probation period.

 

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: $78.98

 

Single + dependent: $198.86

Family: $198.86

Dental Plan Optional Under 71 First of the month following the end of your probation period. $0 Single: $77.00

 

Single + dependent: $141.42

Family: $249.14

Employee and Family Assistance Program Mandatory Under 71 First of the month following the end of your probation period. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $1.20 $2.80

 

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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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