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By Breeonne Baxter on July 21, 2011
This month, Benefits Canada magazine has highlighted how UBC integrates health and wellness practices into the culture of the university.
The article focuses on the Healthy UBC Initiatives work done by Suzanne Jolly, health promotions coordinator, Human Resources, and features information on:
Read the full article online at the Benefits Canada website.
By Breeonne Baxter on July 21, 2011
The Summer 2011 issue of Benefits FYI is now in mailboxes across campus. To download a copy of the newsletter, please visit our Benefits FYI newsletter page.
By Breeonne Baxter on June 23, 2011
If you need to submit a Sun Life benefits claim during the Canada Post labour disruption, you can use the Sun Life e-claims online system. For paperwork that cannot be submitted online, Sun Life has set up drop-off locations, one of which is located in downtown Vancouver.
For information on e-claims or on the drop-off location, please visit the Sun Life website.
If you have any questions regarding Sun Life benefits claims during the mail strike, contact Sun Life directly.
By Catherine Pitman on April 28, 2011
UBC provides relocation and travel assistance to eligible faculty and senior management staff in accordance with Policy #82. We’ve made some changes to the guidelines outlining the steps in proceeding with the movement of household goods and personal effects and the reimbursement of these and other relocation expenses that we hope you will find helpful. These changes also reflect recent changes to processes in Supply Management and Accounts Payable. Find the revised guidelines and information on receiving relocation assistance from central funds at www.hr.ubc.ca/relocation/guide-department/.
If you have any questions about the revised guidelines, please contact Joyce Wei, Relocation Administrator, in Human Resources at 604.822.6865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Breeonne Baxter on December 9, 2010
Effective Dec. 1, 2010, CUPE 2278 combined with the M&P employee group for the Disability Benefit Plan. Information on the combined Disability Benefit Plan can be found at the Disability Benefit Plan page for both employee groups. Please note that no changes have been made to the plan from the M&P perspective.
CUPE 2278 Employees who were disabled prior to Dec. 1, 2010, should continue to refer to the old CUPE 2278 Sun Life Handbook.
Affected CUPE 2278 employees will receive a memo in the coming weeks will full information on the change. If you have any questions, please contact the Benefits Administrator at email@example.com
By Breeonne Baxter on August 19, 2010
If you have visited our Benefits webpages in the last week, you’ll notice some big changes!
We’ve revamped our benefits section into a microsite to improve information searches for web users. We have also grouped benefits based on “lifestyle stages” as many of employees experience family caregiving, parenthood, and leaves. Take a wander through the website and let us know how it’s working – http://hr.ubc.ca/benefits/.
By Breeonne Baxter on June 24, 2010
Please forward this important information to your faculty and staff. As of June 25, 2010, Sun Life has closed its Edmonton office – the location in which UBC employees sent their claims to be processed. All claims sent to the Edmonton office have been redirected to Sun Life’s Waterloo office. Download the latest extended health and dental care claim form with the updated Waterloo address from our online Benefits pages. Sun Life is using new technology which “lifts” data from paper claim forms so that no manual data entry is required – however, it’s still preferable (and more sustainable) to go the paperless claim route for the quickest turnaround on your claim reimbursement.