Faculty: Benefit Eligibility, Start Dates and Cost

For the purposes of benefits administration, “Faculty” includes:

  • members and non-members of the Faculty Association,
  • librarians,
  • program directors in Continuing Studies, and
  • postdoctoral fellows, including both award recipients and employees.

Eligibility requirements

The benefits you are eligible for and when they come into effect may depend on the length and type of your faculty appointment, whether you meet minimum salary requirements, and your age on your date of hire.

The normal eligibility requirements for benefits are:

  • An appointment of at least one year in length (for Sessional Lecturers only, an appointment of at least four months in length).
  • A minimum 50% appointment.
  • Meeting the minimum salary requirements for that position.
  • Being hired before your normal retirement date (NRD), which is either June 30 or December 31 on the same date or following the date you turn 65.

There are three exceptions to this:

  • Sessional Lecturers: Your appointment must be at least four months in length. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for pension and benefits (appointment under 50%, regardless of length or less than four months, regardless of % FTE), you are eligible for a modified benefit package.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Award Recipients: If you receive your funding directly from a source external to UBC (rather than being paid through UBC), you must also provide proof of this award and your earnings to your Supervisor and have a valid Canadian Social Insurance Number.
  • Assistant Deans/Associate Deans in the Faculty of Medicine: If you are an employee of the university (and not a contractor) with an unpaid clinical faculty appointment, you are eligible for benefits if you meet all other criteria described above.

You may also be eligible for the following benefits and entitlements:

You do not need to enrol in the above benefits. You apply for them when you want to use them.

Find your Faculty Enrolment Package Number

Click on the Faculty Enrolment Package Number that applies to you to learn more about your benefits.

The normal eligibility requirements for benefits are:

Rank I meet eligibility requirements 1-4 I meet eligibility requirements 1-3, and I was hired between my NRD and age 71 I do not meet the eligibility requirements
Tenure/track (including grant) appointment FEP001 FEP009 FEP007
12-month lecturer FEP002 FEP010 FEP006
Term appointments: professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, librarian, continuing studies program director FEP002 FEP010 FEP006
Sessional lecturer FEP002 FEP010 FEP005
Research associate; research associate ii FEP003 FEP011 FEP007
Clinical faculty (all Faculties); associate/assistant deans (Faculty of Medicine only) FEP003 FEP011 FEP007
Postdoctoral research or teaching fellow; postdoctoral fellow award recipient receiving earnings through UBC FEP004 FEP004 FEP007
Postdoctoral fellow award recipient receiving funding from a source external to UBC FEP012 FEP012 FEP008
Clinical fellow FEP004 FEP004 FEP007
Visiting faculty FEP007 FEP007 FEP007
Adjunct professor FEP007 FEP007 FEP007

Faculty Enrolment Package 001

You are eligible for the following benefits if:

  • your appointment is full-time for one year or more,
  • you are hired before your normal retirement date,
  • your appointment is at least 50% appointment and you meet salary requirements, and
  • you are hired as a professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor I or II, senior instructor, librarian (confirmed/probationary) or continuing studies program director.
Benefit Mandatory or Optional Effective Date Your cost (per month) UBC pays (per month)
Medical Services Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire.

If you are new to BC, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled on the first day of the month that immediately follows the waiting period.

One adult: $75.00

 

Two adults: $150.00

 

Dependent children are covered at no additional cost

$0
Extended Health Plan Optional First of the month on or after date of hire.

If you are new to Canada, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled in the Extended Health Plan on the first day of the month immediately following the waiting period.

$0 Single: $52.00

Single + dependent: $128.28

Family: $128.28

Dental Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire. $0 Single: $55.10

Single + dependent: $104.50

Family: $174.20

Employee and Family Assistance Program Mandatory First day of the month on or after your date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $1.20 $2.80
Income Replacement Plan Mandatory Date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. 1.176% of regular earnings $0
Basic Life Insurance Mandatory Date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. 0% 0.204% of regular earnings
Employees and Spouses

Optional Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Optional You are eligible to apply on your date of hire; however, you must submit a Health Statement with your application, which is subject to approval by the insurer. Depends on age, amount and smoker status. Please see the OPT table and AD&D table. $0
Faculty Pension Plan Mandatory Date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. 5.0% to $3,500

3.2% between $3,500 and $55,300

5.0% over $55,300 of gross annual salary

10.0% to $3,500

8.2% between $3,500 and $55,300

10.0% over $55,300 of gross annual salary

Faculty Enrolment Package 002

You are eligible for the following benefits if:

  • your appointment is full-time or part-time for one year or more,
  • you are hired before your normal retirement date,
  • your appointment is at least 50% appointment and you meet salary requirements, and
  • you are hired as a 12-month lecturer or you hold an appointment without review such as professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, continuing studies program director or librarian (part-time and term appointment), or sessional lecturer (appointment of four months or more).
Benefit Mandatory or Optional Effective Date Your cost (per month) UBC pays (per month)
Medical Services Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire.

If you are new to BC, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled on the first day of the month that immediately follows the waiting period.

One adult: $75.00

 

Two adults: $150.00

 

Dependent children are covered at no additional cost

$0
Extended Health Plan Optional First of the month on or after date of hire.

If you are new to Canada, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled in the Extended Health Plan on the first day of the month immediately following the waiting period.

$0 Single: $52.00

Single + dependent: $128.28

Family: $128.28

Dental Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire. $0 Single: $55.10

Single + dependent: $104.50

Family: $174.20

Employee and Family Assistance Program Mandatory First day of the month on or after your date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $1.20 $2.80
Income Replacement Plan Mandatory Date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. 1.176% of regular earnings $0
Basic Life Insurance Mandatory Date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $0 0.204% of regular earnings
Employees and Spouses

Optional Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Optional You are eligible to apply on your date of hire; however, you must submit a Health Statement with your application, which is subject to approval by the insurer. Depends on age, amount and smoker status. Please see the OPT table and AD&D table. $0
Faculty Pension Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire if you enrol when you are first hired.

If you enrol after you are hired, you may select the effective date (must be first of the month and within the current calendar year).

5.0% to $3,500

3.2% between $3,500 and $55,300

5.0% over $55,300 of gross annual salary

10.0% to $3,500

8.2% between $3,500 and $55,300

10.0% over $55,300 of gross annual salary

Faculty Enrolment Package 003

You are eligible for the following benefits if:

  • your appointment is full-time or part-time for one year or more,
  • you are hired before your normal retirement date,
  • your appointment is at least 50% appointment and you meet minimum salary requirements, and
  • you are hired as a research associate, clinical faculty member, or assistant/associate deans in the Faculty of Medicine.
Benefit Mandatory or Optional Effective Date Your cost (per month) UBC pays (per month)
Medical Services Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire.

If you are new to BC, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled on the first day of the month that immediately follows the waiting period.

One adult: $75.00

 

Two adults: $150.00

 

Dependent children are covered at no additional cost

$0
Extended Health Plan Optional First of the month on or after date of hire.

If you are new to Canada, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled in the Extended Health Plan on the first day of the month immediately following the waiting period.

$0 Single: $52.00

Single + dependent: $128.28

Family: $128.28

Dental Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire. $0 Single: $55.10

Single + dependent: $104.50

Family: $174.20

Employee and Family Assistance Program Mandatory First day of the month on or after your date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $1.20 $2.80
Income Replacement Plan Mandatory Date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. 1.176% of regular earnings $0
Basic Life Insurance Mandatory Date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $0 0.204% of regular earnings
Employees and Spouses

Optional Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Optional You are eligible to apply on your date of hire; however, you must submit a Health Statement with your application, which is subject to approval by the insurer. Depends on age, amount and smoker status. Please see the OPT table and AD&D table.
Faculty Pension Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire if you enrol when you are first hired.

If you enrol after you are hired, you may select the effective date (must be first of the month and within the current calendar year).

5.0% to $3,500

3.2% between $3,500 and $55,300

5.0% over $55,300 of gross annual salary

10.0% to $3,500

8.2% between $3,500 and $55,300

10.0% over $55,300 of gross annual salary

Faculty Enrolment Package 004

You are eligible for the following benefits if:

  • your appointment is full-time or part-time for one year or more;
  • your appointment is at least 50% and you meet minimum salary requirements;
  • you were hired as a postdoctoral research fellow, postdoctoral teaching fellow or clinical fellow or you are a postdoctoral fellow award recipient receiving earnings through UBC.
Benefit Mandatory or Optional Effective Date Your cost (per month) UBC pays (per month)
Medical Services Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire.

If you are new to BC, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled on the first day of the month that immediately follows the waiting period.

One adult: $75.00

 

Two adults: $150.00

 

Dependent children are covered at no additional cost

$0
Extended Health Plan Optional First of the month on or after date of hire.

If you are new to Canada, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled in the Extended Health Plan on the first day of the month immediately following the waiting period.

$0 Single: $52.00

Single + dependent: $128.28

Family: $128.28

Dental Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire. $0 Single: $55.10

Single + dependent: $104.50

Family: $174.20

Employee and Family Assistance Program Mandatory First day of the month on or after your date of hire. You will automatically be enrolled in this benefit. $1.20 $2.80

Faculty Enrolment Package 005

You are eligible for the following benefits if you are a:

  • full-time or part-time sessional lecturer with an appointment of less than four months (regardless of % FTE), or
  • a part-time sessional lecturer with an appointment of less than 50% (regardless of length).
Benefit Mandatory or Optional Effective Date Your cost (per month) UBC pays (per month)
Medical Services Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire.

If you are new to BC, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled on the first day of the month that immediately follows the waiting period.

One adult: $75.00

 

Two adults: $150.00

 

Dependent children are covered at no additional cost

$0
Extended Health Plan Optional First of the month on or after date of hire.

If you are new to Canada, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled in the Extended Health Plan on the first day of the month immediately following the waiting period.

Single: $26.00

Single + dependent: $64.14

Family: $64.14

Sessionals with an appointment less than four months or working less than 50% pay half the cost. Full cost is required if coverage is maintained between appointments

Single: $26.00

Single + dependent: $64.14

Family: $64.14

 

Dental Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire. Single: $27.55

Single + dependent: $52.25

Family: $87.10

Sessionals with an appointment less than four months or working less than 50% pay half the cost. Full cost is required if coverage is maintained between appointments

Single: $27.55

Single + dependent: $52.25

Family: $87.10

Employee and Family Assistance Program Mandatory First day of the month on or after your date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $1.20 $2.80

Faculty Enrolment Package 006

You are eligible for the following benefits if you:

  • hold a full-time or part-time appointment of less than 50% of any duration,
  • hold a full-time or part-time appointment greater than 50% but less than one year (Faculty Association members), or
  • are hired as a lecturer, professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, librarian* or a continuing studies program director.

Those who are assigned this package will receive the following statutory benefits only:

  • Employment Insurance
  • Canada Pension Plan
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • statutory leaves

If you are a part-time librarian with an appointment of less than 50% or less than one-year in length, you will receive 12% extra pay in lieu of benefits and vacation pay.

Faculty Enrolment Package 007

You are part of this group if you are a clinical fellow, clinical faculty, research associate, postdoctoral research and teaching fellow or assistant/associate dean and you do not meet the benefits criteria described above. You are also part of this group is you are a visiting professor, visiting assistant professor, visiting associate professor, visiting lecturer, visiting scientist/scholar, or an adjunct professor with salary.

Those who are assigned this package and are receiving salary (as opposed to a fellowship) receive statutory benefits only. These include:

  • Employment Insurance
  • Canada Pension Plan
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • statutory leaves

Those who are assigned this package and are receiving a fellowship (as opposed to salary) receive Workers Compensation and are eligible for statutory leaves. However, they are not eligible for Employment Insurance or Canada Pension Plan benefits.

Faculty Enrolment Package 008

You are a member of this group is you are on an unpaid appointment. You will not receive any benefits. Please fill out the Personal Data Form for emergency contact purposes.

Faculty Enrolment Package 009

You are eligible for the following benefits if:

  • you have a full-time appointment for one year or more,
  • you were hired between your normal retirement date and age 71,
  • your appointment is at least 50% appointment and you meet salary requirements, and
  • you were hired as a professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor I or II, senior instructor, librarian or continuing studies program director.
Benefit Mandatory or Optional Effective Date Your cost (per month) UBC pays (per month)
Medical Services Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire.

If you are new to BC, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled on the first day of the month that immediately follows the waiting period.

One adult: $75.00

 

Two adults: $150.00

 

Dependent children are covered at no additional cost

$0
Extended Health Plan Optional First of the month on or after date of hire.

If you are new to Canada, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled in the Extended Health Plan on the first day of the month immediately following the waiting period.

$0 Single: $52.00

Single + dependent: $128.28

Family: $128.28

Dental Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $0 Single: $55.10

Single + dependent: $104.50

Family: $174.20

Employee and Family Assistance Program Mandatory First day of the month on or after your date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $1.20 $2.80
Basic Life Insurance Mandatory Date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $0 0.204% of regular earnings
Employees only

Optional Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Optional You are eligible to apply on your date of hire; however, you must submit a Health Statement with your application, which is subject to approval by the insurer. Depends on age, amount and smoker status. Please see the OPT table and AD&D table. $0
Faculty Pension Plan Mandatory Date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. 5.0% to $3,500

3.2% between $3,500 and $55,300

5.0% over $55,300 of gross annual salary

10.0% to $3,500

8.2% between $3,500 and $55,300

10.0% over $55,300 of gross annual salary

Faculty Enrolment Package 010

You are eligible for the following benefits if:

  • your appointment is full-time or part-time for one year or more,
  • you were hired between your normal retirement date and age 71,
  • your appointment is at least 50% and you meet salary requirements, and

you are hired as a 12-month lecturer or you hold an appointments without review such as professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, continuing studies program director, librarian or sessional lecturer (with an appointment of four months or more).

Benefit Mandatory or Optional Effective Date Your cost (per month) UBC pays (per month)
Medical Services Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire.

If you are new to BC, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled on the first day of the month that immediately follows the waiting period.

One adult: $75.00

 

Two adults: $150.00

 

Dependent children are covered at no additional cost

$0
Extended Health Plan Optional First of the month on or after date of hire.

If you are new to Canada, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled in the Extended Health Plan on the first day of the month immediately following the waiting period.

$0 Single: $52.00

Single + dependent: $128.28

Family: $128.28

Dental Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire. $0 Single: $55.10

Single + dependent: $104.50

Family: $174.20

Employee and Family Assistance Program Mandatory First day of the month on or after your date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $1.20 $2.80
Basic Life Insurance Mandatory Date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $0 0.204% of regular earnings
Employees

Optional Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Optional You are eligible to apply on your date of hire; however, you must submit a Health Statement with your application, which is subject to approval by the insurer. Depends on age, amount and smoker status. Please see the OPT table and AD&D table. $0
Faculty Pension Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire if you enrol when you are first hired.

If you enrol after you are hired, you may select the effective date (must be first of the month and within the current calendar year).

5.0% to $3,500

3.2% between $3,500 and $55,300

5.0% over $55,300 of gross annual salary

10.0% to $3,500

8.2% between $3,500 and $55,300

10.0% over $55,300 of gross annual salary

Faculty Enrolment Package 011

You are eligible for the following benefits if:

  • your appointment is full-time or part-time for one year or more,
  • you meet FTE and salary requirements,
  • you were hired between your normal retirement date and age 71,
  • your appointment is at least 50% and you meet salary requirements, and
  • you are hired as a research associate or clinical faculty or assistant/associate dean in the Faculty of Medicine (must have at least 50% appointment).
Benefit Mandatory or Optional Effective Date Your cost (per month) UBC pays (per month)
Medical Services Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire.

If you are new to BC, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled on the first day of the month that immediately follows the waiting period.

One adult: $75.00

 

Two adults: $150.00

 

Dependent children are covered at no additional cost

$0
Extended Health Plan Optional First of the month on or after date of hire.

If you are new to Canada, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled in the Extended Health Plan on the first day of the month immediately following the waiting period.

$0 Single: $52.00

Single + dependent: $128.28

Family: $128.28

Dental Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire. $0 Single: $55.10

Single + dependent: $104.50

Family: $174.20

Employee and Family Assistance Program Mandatory First day of the month on or after your date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $1.20 $2.80
Basic Life Insurance Mandatory Date of hire. You will be automatically enrolled in this benefit. $0 0.204% of regular earnings
Employees

Optional Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Optional You are eligible to apply on your date of hire; however, you must submit a Health Statement with your application, which is subject to approval by the insurer. Depends on age, amount and smoker status. Please see the OPT table and AD&D table. $0
Faculty Pension Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire if you enrol when you are first hired.

If you enrol after you are hired, you may select the effective date (must be first of the month and within the current calendar year).

5.0% to $3,500

3.2% between $3,500 and $55,300

5.0% over $55,300 of gross annual salary

10.0% to $3,500

8.2% between $3,500 and $55,300

10.0% over $55,300 of gross annual salary

Faculty Enrolment Package 012

You are eligible for the following benefits if:

  • your appointment is full-time or part-time for one year or more,
  • your appointment is at least 50% and you meet salary requirements, and
  • you were hired as a postdoctoral fellow award recipient and you receive funding from a source external to UBC.
Benefit Mandatory or Optional Effective Date Your cost (per month) UBC pays (per month)
Medical Services Plan Enrol for MSP by making an application to Health Insurance BC directly. Health Insurance BC will invoice you for premiums N/A
Extended Health Plan Optional First of the month on or after date of hire.

If you are new to Canada, you have an MSP “statutory waiting period” consisting of the balance of the month of arrival, plus two months. You will be enrolled in the Extended Health Plan on the first day of the month immediately following the waiting period.

$0 Single: $52.00

Single + dependent: $128.28

Family: $128.28

Dental Plan Optional First day of the month on or after your date of hire. $0 Single: $55.10

Single + dependent: $104.50

Family: $174.20

Employee and Family Assistance Program Mandatory First day of the month on or after your date of hire. $0 $4.00