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Faculty: Benefit Eligibility, Start Dates and Cost

The benefits you are eligible for and when they come into effect may depend on the length and type of your faculty appointment, whether you meet minimum salary requirements, and your age on your date of hire.

The normal eligibility requirements for full benefits are:

  1. An appointment of at least one year in length (for Sessional Lecturers only, an appointment of at least four months in length).
  2. A minimum 50% appointment.
  3. Meeting the minimum salary requirements for that position.
  4. Being hired before your normal retirement date (NRD), which is either June 30 or December 31 on the same date or following the date you turn 65.

There are three exceptions to this:

  • Sessional Lecturers: Your appointment must be at least four months in length. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for pension and benefits (appointment under 50%, regardless of length or less than four months, regardless of % FTE), you are eligible for a modified benefit package.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Award Recipients: If you receive your funding directly from a source external to UBC (rather than being paid through UBC), you must also provide proof of this award and your earnings to your Supervisor and have a valid Canadian Social Insurance Number.
  • Assistant Deans/Associate Deans in the Faculty of Medicine: If you are an employee of the university (and not a contractor) with an unpaid clinical faculty appointment, you are eligible for benefits if you meet all other criteria described above.

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.

Find your Faculty Enrolment Package Number

Click on the Faculty Enrolment Package Number that applies to you to learn more about your benefits.

The normal eligibility requirements for full benefits are:

  1. An appointment of at least one year in length.
  2. A minimum 50% appointment.
  3. Meeting the minimum salary requirements for that position.
  4. Being hired before your normal retirement date (NRD), which is either June 30 or December 31 on the same date or following the date you turn 65.
Rank I meet eligibility requirements 1-4 I meet eligibility requirements 1-3, and I was hired between my NRD and age 71 I do not meet the eligibility requirements and/or hired at age 71 or over
Tenure/track (including grant) appointment FEP001 FEP009 FEP007
Lecturer FEP002 FEP010 FEP006
Term appointments: professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, librarian, program director FEP002 FEP010 FEP006
Sessional lecturer FEP002 FEP010 Hired before age 71: FEP005

 

Hired at age 71 or over: FEP007

Research associate FEP003 FEP011 FEP007
Clinical faculty (all Faculties); associate/assistant deans (Faculty of Medicine only) FEP003 FEP011 FEP007
Postdoctoral research or teaching fellow; postdoctoral fellow award recipient receiving earnings through UBC FEP004 FEP004 FEP007
Postdoctoral fellow award recipient receiving funding from a source external to UBC FEP012 FEP012 FEP008
Clinical fellow FEP004 FEP004 FEP007
Visiting faculty FEP007 FEP007 FEP007
Adjunct professor FEP007 FEP007 FEP007

 

 

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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