A new way to see your benefits info in Workday 

If you have had a peak at your benefits information in Workday recently, you may have noticed some of the screens look a little different. 

If you haven’t had a look, with the change of season upon us, it’s a great time to explore what’s new in Workday. 

Speaking of spring, there is no better time to get into Workday to do a spot of spring cleaning to ensure your benefits details are up to date. 

A new Workday application for Benefits 

As of March 9, after the latest Workday release, a new Benefits and Pay hub has replaced the Benefits app in Workday. The new Benefits and Pay hub provides a central location where employees can see their benefits, pay, and compensation information.  

The new hub provides quick access to the same useful resources the previous Benefits app supplied, including links to tuition waivers, pension information and benefit providers as well as options to update benefits, dependents and beneficiaries. The hub also gives access to important pay information, including payslips, tax documents and employment verification letters. 

The Benefits and Pay hub will automatically appear in your Global Navigation Menu. Don't forget, you can sort the apps to appear in whatever order you prefer. 

If you are curious to learn more about the new hub, see Benefits and Pay Hub in Workday in the Workday Knowledge Base. 

Note: The Pay app will be retired within the year, so you are encouraged to start using the Benefits and Pay hub to find pay-related information. 

Spring clean for your benefits 

Are you doing some spring cleaning in your home? It’s also important to make time to tidy up your benefits information. Our teams work hard to ensure the effective administration of the plan; we also rely on details in your Workday profile to be accurate and maintained throughout your career at UBC. 

Here are some helpful Workday reminders to ensure our benefits are working for you. 

Is your beneficiary information up to date? 

Life changes in the blink of an eye, and it isn’t always easy to keep our affairs in order. That’s why regularly reviewing your beneficiaries is a good idea – to ensure that the correct individual(s) or organization will be paid when the time comes. 

If you need to designate a beneficiary, please review the Change Beneficiaries in the Workday Knowledge Base.   

Overage dependent student status 

If you have an overage dependent who is still covered under your UBC Benefits plans, you will be required to confirm their details annually, before their birthday. A notification will be sent to your UBC email address, and you will be directed to the Dependents tab of your Benefits Summary in Workday to confirm eligibility.  

For more information, see Update Dependent Child's Full-time Student Status in the Workday Knowledge Base. 

Need more assistance 

When it comes to reviewing or changing your benefits in Workday, visit Get Workday Support in the UBC Self Service Portal or contact the ISC. 

If you have any questions about your UBC benefits, including eligibility, what’s covered, how to make claims please contact the Benefits team.



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