We’re here to connect you to programs and support that can help you navigate the transitions of your life and career, from getting married and welcoming a new baby to retiring or dealing with the death of a loved one.
Learn what you need to do to ensure you have medical coverage for you and your family if you’re moving to BC.
Consider adding your spouse to your UBC benefit coverage (they may even be able to take some UBC classes for free). And if you’ve changed you name, you’ll need to let us know.
If your marriage or common law relationship ends, you may need to make some changes to your benefit coverage
Learn about applying for a maternity, parental or adoption leave, as well as your benefit coverage when you’re on leave. You may want to add your new child to your UBC benefit coverage so that they can access a full range of extended health, dental and other benefits.
Once your child turns 19, they are still eligible for coverage under your benefit plan if they are enrolled in post-secondary education or are disabled.
Learn about short-term sick leave and, if your illness or injury is preventing you from working for a significant period of time, how to apply for long-term disability leave. Our Remain at Work/Return to Work Program is also a good resource for information and services.
There are many details to take care of when facing critical illness and death. Learn about the programs and supports that can help you through this time, as well as steps you will need to take if a family member has died or if you are the family member of a UBC employee who has died.
If you decide to continue working at UBC after you turn 65, you will need to make some decisions regarding your pension and benefits.
Find the answers to your most common questions about retiring – including options for your benefit coverage after retiring and converting your life insurance to an individual policy.
If you are leaving your job at UBC, your benefit coverage through UBC will end and you will need to make important decisions about your pension options if you are a member of the staff or faculty pension plan.
Remember, as a UBC employee, you have access to UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program, which provides you and your family with the help you need to resolve a wide range of personal, work, health or life issues. Expert information and immediate support resources are available in-person and by phone, web or mobile app.
- Moving to British Columbia
- Marriage & Common Law
- Separation & Divorce
- Having or Adopting a Child
- Dependent Children Between 19 & 25
- Illness & Injury
- Death & Terminal Illness
- Working Past Age 65
- Leaving UBC
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.