We are delighted to share Hala’s story. Hala is a new employee at UBC and works in Student Services at the Vancouver campus.
As a new employee, how did you familiarize yourself with your UBC benefits package?
I asked my co-workers and manager to tell me more about our benefits package. I work in a large team and found it helpful to learn what benefits my co-workers use and value. Since everyone has different needs, I was able to get an in-depth picture of the benefits available to me. I also looked at the Human Resources and Sun Life website for further and specific details.
What do you think about your benefits so far?
So far, I am very happy with my UBC benefits. It is exceptionally better than my last workplace. There is more coverage for services, and I can get eye glasses! My other plan didn’t include vision care and I could only see my dentist once every nine months (rather than every six months at UBC).
What benefit are you most excited about?
Massage therapy and acupuncture. Both of these benefits help me with stress relief, back and neck issues from sitting at a computer all day, as well as any sports-related injuries I may have.
Thanks Hala for sharing and welcome to UBC!
Have you used benefits recently? Are you interested in sharing how these benefits have helped you and your family? We want to bring some of these stories to light and share them with the University community.
If you’d like to share your benefits story, please contact Stephanie Mah, Benefits Specialist, at 604-822-6823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.