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Postdoctoral Fellows (Employees): Benefit Eligibility, Start Date and Cost

The benefits you are eligible for as a postdoctoral fellow (employee) depend on:

  • the length and type of your appointment,
  • whether your appointment is at least 50% appointment and you meet salary requirements, and
  • your age at your date of hire.

Before you enrol in your benefits package, please review the table below to identify the Faculty Enrolment Package that applies to you. Click on the link 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.

Eligibility requirements

The normal eligibility requirements for benefits are:

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

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 eligibility requirements
Postdoctoral fellow employee FEP004 FEP004 FEP007


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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