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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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Health & wellbeing: Smoking cessation

Staying safe and healthy is top of mind these days. If you smoke or vape you may be thinking about seeking support to quit to lessen the impact Covid-19 might have on your health.

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Virtual paramedical services now covered under Extended Health Plan

On March 23, 2020 virtual paramedical services are eligible for reimbursement under the extended health plan. The coverage amount of reimbursement remains the same as though the service was received in-person. Paramedical practitioners covered by virtual therapy include:

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Telehealth: Virtual care covered by MSP

Physicians in British Columbia are now able to provide care to patients over a secure video call via computer, tablet or smartphone. The benefits of virtual care include:

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Update: Out-of-country emergency medical coverage

While your Extended Health Plan still covers many of your out-of-province emergency and non-emergency medical expenses, there have been some important changes to your out-of-country coverage (OOC) in light of COVID-19 outbreak.

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2019 Tax Info: Medical Expense Claims & T4/T4A Receipts

This year’s tax filing season is about to start. A question that often arises is how to claim medical expenses. Which expenses can I claim? What documents do I need? We hope to give some light to these questions here.

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