By Colin Hearne on December 3, 2013
This holiday season, get holistic with your Benefits
Make December the month where you take care of yourself; allow your extended health plan to give you a helping hand. 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.
Did you know…
- There is a combined annual maximum of $600 for the following registered and licensed practitioners: speech therapist, acupuncturist, chiropractor, naturopath, homeopath, podiatrist, chiropodist, osteopath, dietician, audiologist or occupational therapist.
- $1,200 annual maximum for a psychologist* or social worker*.
- $750 combined annual maximum for massage therapy* and physiotherapy.
All maximums indicated are per person. Practitioners must be licensed and registered with the regulatory body for their profession. For example, massage therapy services must be obtained from a practitioner who is licensed and registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.
*A doctor’s referral is required for these practitioners.
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.
Note: 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 BC plus two full months) before you can enroll in UBC’s Extended Health plan.