BCGEU Okanagan

This outline is for information purposes only. All terms and conditions are governed by the arrangements made by the University for your employee affiliation. In the event of a discrepancy, the official document shall prevail.

Full-time, Monthly Paid Appointments
Part-time, Monthly Paid Appointments
Auxiliary (Hourly Paid) Appointments

Full-time, Monthly Paid Appointments

1)  If you have a full-time, monthly paid appointment for 12 months or more, you are eligible for:

Benefits Enrolment Code SEP017

Medical Services Plan optional - first of the month on or after date of hire(If you are new to BC, you have a MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months)
Extended Health Plan optional - first of the month on or after date of hire(If you are new to Canada, you must satisfy the MSP statuatory waiting period before you can enroll in the Extended Health plan)
Dental Plan optional - first of the month on or after date of hire
Employee and Family Assistance Program mandatory - first of the month on or after your date of hire
Disability Benefit Program* mandatory - date of hire (automatic enrolment)
Basic Life Insurance mandatory - date of hire (automatic enrolment)
Optional Life InsuranceAD&D Insurance* optional – date of hire
Staff Pension Plan mandatory after three years of service or optional on application prior to the mandatory enrolment date
Tuition Fee Benefit Program optional - after three months of employment

*NOTE: If your date of hire is between NRD (after the last day of the month you turn age 65) and age 71, you are eligible for all of the above listed benefits, with the exception of the Disability Benefit Program and Spousal Optional Life Insurance (Benefits Enrolment Code SEP015).

2)  If you have a full-time monthly paid appointment for 3 months but less than 12 months, you are eligible for:

Benefits Enrolment Code SEP010

Medical Services Plan optional - first of the month on or after date of hire(If you are new to BC, you have a MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus 2 months)
Extended Health Plan optional - first of the month on or after date of hire(If you are new to Canada, you must satisfy the MSP statuatory waiting period before you can enroll in the Extended Health plan)
Dental Plan optional - first of the month on or after date of hire
Employee and Family Assistance Program mandatory - first of the month on or after your date of hire
Tuition Fee Benefit Program optional - after three months of employment

If your full-time, monthly paid appointment is extended to a total of 12 months or more, you will be eligible for additional benefits:

Benefits Enrolment Code SEP017

Disability Benefit Program* mandatory - effective date of your appointment extension (automatic enrolment)
Basic Life Insurance mandatory - effective date of your appointment extension (automatic enrolment)
Optional Life InsuranceAD&D Insurance* optional – effective date of your appointment extension
Staff Pension Plan mandatory after three years of service or optional on application prior to the mandatory enrolment date

*NOTE: If your date of hire is between NRD (after the last day of the month you turn age 65) and age 71, you are eligible for all of the above listed benefits, with the exception of the Disability Benefit Program and Spousal Optional Life Insurance (Benefits Enrolment Code SEP015).

Part-time, Monthly Paid Appointments

1)  If you have a part-time, monthly paid appointment for 12 months or more and you work at least 17.5 hours per week, you are eligible for:

Benefits Enrolment Code SEP018

Medical Services Plan optional - first of the month on or after date of hire(If you are new to BC, you have a MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months)
Extended Health Plan optional - first of the month on or after date of hire(If you are new to Canada, you must satisfy the MSP statuatory waiting period before you can enroll in the Extended Health plan)
Dental Plan optional - first of the month on or after your date of hire
Employee and Family Assistance Program mandatory - first of the month on or after date of hire
Disability Benefit Program* mandatory - date of hire (automatic enrolment)
Basic Life Insurance mandatory - date of hire (automatic enrolment)
Optional Life InsuranceAD&D Insurance* optional – date of hire
Tuition Fee Benefit Program optional - after three months of employment

*NOTE: If your date of hire is between NRD (after the last day of the month you turn age 65) and age 71, you are eligible for all of the above listed benefits, with the exception of the Disability Benefit Program and Spousal Optional Life Insurance (Benefits Enrolment Code SEP016).

After 12 months of continuous service, you may be eligible for:

Staff Pension Plan Eligibility is determined by applicable Pension legislation and you must have earned 35% of the YMPE (years maximum pensionable earnings) of the year in which your 12 months of service ended. If you become eligible, you will be contacted by the Pension Administration Office.

2)  If you have a part-time, monthly paid appointment for 3 months but less than 12 months you work at least 17.5 hours per week, you are eligible for:

Benefits Enrolment Code SEP010

Medical Services Plan optional - first of the month on or after date of hire(If you are new to BC, you have a MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months)
Extended Health Plan optional - first of the month on or after date of hire(If you are new to Canada, you must satisfy the MSP statuatory waiting period before you can enroll in the Extended Health plan)
Dental Plan optional - first of the month on or after date of hire
Employee and Family Assistance Program mandatory - first of the month on or after your date of hire
Tuition Fee Benefit Program optional - after three months of employment

If your part-time, monthly paid appointment is extended to a total of 12 months or more and you work at least 17.5 hours per week, you will be eligible for additional benefits:

Benefits Enrolment Code SEP018

Disability Benefit Program* mandatory - effective date of your appointment extension (automatic enrolment)
Basic Life Insurance mandatory - effective date of your appointment extension (automatic enrolment)
Optional Life InsuranceAD&D Insurance* optional – effective date of your appointment extension

*NOTE: If your date of hire is between NRD (after the last day of the month you turn age 65) and age 71, you are eligible for all of the above listed benefits, with the exception of the Disability Benefit Program and Spousal Optional Life Insurance (Benefits Enrolment Code SEP016).

After 12 months of continuous service, you may be eligible for:

Staff Pension Plan Eligibility is determined by applicable Pension legislation and you must have earned 35% of the YMPE (years maximum pensionable earnings) of the year in which your 12 months of service ended. If you become eligible, you will be contacted by the Pension Administration Office.

3)  If you have a part-time, monthly paid appointment and you work less than 17.5 hours per week (regardless of the length of your appointment), you are not eligible for benefits and will be given Benefits Enrolment Code SEP012 (payroll forms only).

Auxiliary (Hourly Paid) Appointments

1)  If you have an auxiliary appointment for 3 months but less than 12 months and you work at least 17.5 hours per week , you are eligible for:

Benefits Enrolment Code SEP009

Medical Services Plan optional - first of the month following 66 days of accumulated service(If you are new to BC, you have a MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months)
Extended Health Plan optional - first of the month following 66 days of accumulated service(If you are new to Canada, you must satisfy the MSP statuatory waiting period before you can enroll in the Extended Health plan)
Dental Plan optional - first of the month following 66 days of accumulated service
Employee and Family Assistance Program mandatory - first of the month following 66 days of accumulated service

2)  If you have an auxiliary appointment and you work less than 17.5 hours per week (regardless of the length of your appointment), you are not eligible for benefits and will be given Benefits Enrolment Code SEP012 (payroll forms only). 

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Active Benefits Extended Health & Dental Care Numbers

  • Group Number: 25205
  • Member ID: your 7-digit UBC employee ID number

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