The holiday season can be a very busy time. – Get the most of your UBC health-boosting benefits this December with a helping hand from your extended health plan.
Some examples of extended health coverage:
- $750 combined annual maximum for massage therapy* and physiotherapy.
- $1,200 annual maximum for a psychologist* or social worker*.
All maximums indicated are per person. Practitioners must be licensed and registered with the regulatory body for their profession. *A doctor’s referral is required for these practitioners.
UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program: Here to Help
Sometimes during the holiday season, we can get overwhelmed. UBC Faculty and Staff (and dependents) can talk to a counselor through EFAP if you are having a difficult time this holiday season. UBC’s EFAP provider, Homewood Health, offers confidential short-term counseling on many issues. You can call Homewood Health if you need to talk with someone about:
- Relationship problems
- Parenting and caregiver concerns
- Work-related issues
- Stress and anxiety
- Alcohol and drug dependencies
- Financial advisory services
- Nutritional counseling
To access all the above services through Homewood Health’s online database and toolkit, visit www.homewoodhhealth.com. For more information on EFAP services, visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/benefits/efap/.
Knowing where to turn
- Meet the Health, Wellbeing and Benefits Team – We are here to help faculty, staff and their dependents at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. We look forward to helping you with your health, wellbeing and benefit questions! Meet us by clicking here.
- If you have questions about your UBC Extended Health benefits or need help filing your claim, contact UBC Benefits here. For information about pre-authorizations, call Sun Life at 1-800-361-6212 or submit a secure message via the Sun Life Members website. Be sure to have your Access ID and password handy.
The UBC Extended Health plan is designed to help promote the continued health and well-being of UBC staff and faculty. Benefits include coverage for a wide range of services that are beyond the scope of coverage of BC’s Medical Service Plan.
You must be eligible for and enrolled in a Canadian public health plan (such as MSP) either through UBC or another benefit plan in order to be eligible to enroll in UBC’s Extended Health plan. If you are arriving to British Columbia from out-of-country, you must satisfy the British Columbia Medical Services Plan (MSP) waiting period (which consists of balance of the month you arrive in B.C. plus two full months) before you can enroll in UBC’s Extended Health plan.