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Benefits FYI is our quarterly benefits newsletter for UBC staff and faculty who are enrolled in one of our benefits plans.

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UBC’s EFAP provider Morneau Shepell is changing its name to LifeWorks

On July 1, 2021, our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider, Morneau Shepell, changed its name and rebranded to LifeWorks. This change to LifeWorks is not just a new name, logo, and colour scheme; faculty and staff at UBC now have access to more services.

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Extended health plan update: Naturopathic services

The UBC Extended Health Plan includes 80% coverage for naturopathic services up to a combined maximum of $500 for CUPE 2950 or $600 for all other UBC employee groups, for each person per benefit year.

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June, 2021 edition of Workday corner

In the Workday Corner for the June edition of Benefits FYI, we highlight some of the most frequently asked questions the Integrated Service Centre and HR staff are responding to since Workday went live in November 2020.

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Free group counselling to help navigate change

Here are three, recommended group counselling options from our Employee and Family Assistance Program to get support and navigate through the current phase of the pandemic.

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Workday corner: Making changes to your benefits coverage

As life happens, there may be times when you wish to add or remove a dependent from your benefits coverage, or make other changes to your plan. You are able to make these updates yourself directly in Workday.

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Workday corner: Benefits coverage and overage dependents

A dependent child must be under the age of 19 and cannot be married or in any other formal union recognized by law. However, there are some situations where your child over the age of 19 is also considered a dependent child.

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A quick guide on Health Spending Accounts

Whether you are a new member or have been a member for many years, learning more about UBC’s Health Spending Account will enhance your understanding of this benefit and how it works.

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