UBC EFAP coverage is mandatory for all UBC staff and faculty and their families who are part of the UBC Benefits plan. If you already receive similar coverage elsewhere (e.g. through your spouse’s benefit plan) or to add or remove dependents from your current coverage, visit the Forms section of the UBC Benefits website to complete an Opt-out Form or Change Form. EFAP is also available to UBC retirees and survivors at their own cost, if elected at the time of enrolment in the Retirement and Survivor Benefits Plan (RSB).
The first of the month on or after you are hired.
Your coverage ends on the earliest of the following dates:
In addition to you, the following eligible dependents may be covered:
a) Your legal spouse, common-law spouse or partner of the same sex. At any one time, only one person may be claimed as your spouse or partner.
b) Unmarried dependent children age 18 and under or age 19 to 24 and in full-time attendance at an educational institution recognized by Canada Revenue Agency.
c) Disabled children of any age who are financially dependent on the staff or faculty member.
d) Dependent parents who are financially dependent on and are living with the staff or faculty member.
Your EFAP coverage will be affected when you leave UBC. For more information, visit the Leaving UBC section.