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2018 Tax Receipts

Every year, tax receipts are issued to retirees who pay their own extended health and/or dental premiums. The tax receipts will be mailed to you by Feb. 28, 2019.

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2018 Reminders

Any extended health medical claims incurred in 2017 must be received by Sun Life by Dec. 31, 2018.

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Medical Services Plan Updates

The Medical Services Plan (MSP) is the provincial government program that covers medically-required services provided by physicians and supplementary healthcare practitioners, laboratory services and diagnostic procedures.

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2019 Sun Life Rates

Each year, the Sun Life Extended Health and Dental Care plans are reviewed with UBC’s Benefits Consultants to determine the appropriate premium rates to support claim costs expected for the upcoming year.

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Thrive 2018: Explore Your Path to Mental Health

Building and maintaining our mental health is a year-round pursuit, and Thrive is one of many mental health initiatives at UBC. This year, Thrive takes place from Oct. 29 – Nov. 2.

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Prepare Your Dependent Child for UBC Admissions

When your dependent child progresses from high school to post-secondary education, it can be an exciting, overwhelming and confusing time for you and your child.

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Non-Union Employee Group Name Change & Changes to Vision Care

As of April 1, 2018, CUPE 2278 (English Language Instructors – ELI) merged with the Executive Administrative, Farm Workers, and Non-Union Technicians & Research Assistants staff employee groups, for extended health and dental coverage purposes.

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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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