Memo: 2018 Extended Health Premium Rate Change for Sessional Faculty (with an appointment of less than 50% or less than 4 months) (Dec. 1, 2017)

Memorandum
Date: Dec. 1, 2017
From: Human Resources
To: All Sessional Faculty with an appointment of less than 50% or less than 4 months who are enrolled in Extended Health and/or Dental
Subject: 2018 Extended Health Premium Rate Change


Your Extended Health benefits plan assists in reimbursing for specified medical services and supplies, while your Dental plan assists in reimbursing for dental care costs for services such as exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, crowns, bridges, and orthodontia.

To ensure that the rates are at the appropriate levels, the claims experience of both plans was evaluated.  As a result of increased claims usage, it was necessary to initiate increases to the Extended Health rates.  However, no changes are required to the Dental Care rates.

Since the premium rates for your Extended Health and Dental Care plan are 50% employee/50% employer paid, the change in premium you pay will appear on your Dec. 31, 2017, pay cheque (premiums are taken one month in advance).

Monthly Rates Employee Employer Total
Extended Health (including the increase)
Single $29.90 $29.90 $59.80
Couple $73.76 $73.76 $147.52
Family $73.76 $73.76 $147.52
Dental Care (no change)
Single $27.55 $27.55 $55.10
Couple $52.25 $52.25 $104.50
Family $87.10 $87.10 $174.20

For Additional Information

For more information about your Extended Health and Dental benefits, please visit:  http://www.hr.ubc.ca/wellbeing-benefits/benefits/details/.

If you have any questions, please email benefitsinfo@hr.ubc.ca.