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Expansion of Maternity, Parental and Compassionate Care Leaves

In the February 2018 issue of Benefits FYI, we explained how Employment Insurance (EI) benefits and UBC’s Supplemental Employment Benefits top-up would work as a result of the federal government changes to EI benefits for maternity and parental leaves that came into effect on December 3, 2017.

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Mind Your Wellbeing: 30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge

A tremendous amount of research over the past 20 years has demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness for physical and mental wellbeing. Whether you are new to mindfulness, practicing already, or part of a department or unit looking for a team-building activity, everyone can benefit from this simple practice.

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PVS Discontinued

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Preferred Vision Services (PVS) ceased operations and their services are no longer available to Sun Life plan members.

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MSP Premium Update for 2019 and 2020

In the Feb. 2018 BC Budget announcement, the Finance Minister announced the following changes to Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums.

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New RSB Administrator

We would like to introduce you to Julia Carandang, our new Retirement & Survivor Benefits Administrator.

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Demystifying Dental Fees and Claims

Understanding dental charges and claims doesn’t have to be like learning a foreign language. In this article, we demystify dentist fees and dental claims – all to help you become more informed.

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Email Option Now Available For RSB Plan Members

We are continually looking for ways to improve communications for plan members enrolled in the Retirement & Survivor Benefits (RSB) Program. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, all new RSB plan members were required to provide an email address upon enrolment to receive all communications regarding the RSB Program.

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Emergency Medical Travel Insurance

For those enrolled in the Sun Life Extended Health plan, emergency medical travel insurance is included with your benefits. Travel insurance is for medical emergencies only and does not include coverage for lost luggage or trip cancellation. Coverage is for up to 90 days per trip, and reimbursement is at 100% — up to your remaining lifetime maximum (LTM).

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Summer Travel on a Budget

In today’s economy, you might feel that a summer vacation is a luxury you can’t afford. But if you’re willing to plan ahead and step outside your usual routine, you can take that trip of a lifetime and still manage to hold onto a good portion of your money.

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