This section includes detailed information about the many benefits that are available to you as a member of UBC’s faculty and staff.
All BC residents must enrol in MSP. However, you don’t have to enrol for MSP through UBC (for example, you can enrol under a spouse or partner’s plan and still sign up for other UBC benefits). Learn more about enrolling in MSP through UBC, including details for those employees moving to BC from out of the province or from outside Canada and whether your employee group is eligible for full or partially paid premiums from UBC.
Learn about your coverage for basic, preventive and major procedures, and the requirement for preauthorization for all orthodontic work and any dental services over $500.
Read about your coverage for vision care, paramedical services (such as seeing a registered psychologist, massage therapist and other health-care providers), out-of-province medical care, and medical equipment and supplies.
Members of CUPE 116, CUPE 2950, IUOE 115 and Management & Professional employee groups can access a yearly credit for medical expenses not covered by Extended Health or Dental.
Read about the 24/7 counselling and support services available.
Learn about mandatory Basic Life Insurance, which will pay a sum of money to your designated beneficiary if you die, as well as Optional Life Insurance and Optional Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance that you can purchase for yourself, your spouse and your dependent children.
If you are unable to work due to an extended illness or injury, you may be eligible for long-term disability under UBC’s Income Replacement Plan/Disability Benefits Plan.
UBC offers a Staff Pension Plan and Faculty Pension Plan. Learn more about how these plans can help you prepare for retirement.
Learn about your vacation entitlement, as well as the many different paid and unpaid leaves you can take. This includes sick, maternity, parental and adoption leaves.
Your Extended Health Plan will cover many of your out-of-province emergency and non-emergency medical expenses. It’s a good idea to learn more about your coverage before you leave for a vacation or work-related trip.
Learn about the funding to support your professional or personal development. This includes Tuition Waivers that can be used to cover the fees of eligible UBC courses.
When you leave your employment at UBC, you may be eligible for our Retirement & Survivor Benefit (RSB) Program, which offers coverage for Extended Health, Dental and the Employee and Family Assistance Program. If you die, your eligible dependent (s) can also enrol in this Program.
Extended Health/Dental number
Active Benefits: 025205
Retiree Benefits (RSB): 020605
Member ID: your 7-digit UBC employee ID number
Visit the Sun Life Member Website or call Sun Life at 1-800-661-7334 or 1-800-361-6212.
Call the Shepell Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765 to chat with a counsellor.
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Questions about dental or extended coverage?
If you have any questions about your UBC Dental/Extended Health benefits or need help filing a claim, please contact UBC Benefits. For specific details on what the plan covers, the status of submitted claims or information about preauthorizations, call Sun Life at 1-800-361-6212 or submit a secure message via mysunlife.ca. You will need your Access ID and password to log in.