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Member Benefits Advisory – Health Coverage While Travelling Abroad

Member Benefits Advisory – Health Coverage While Travelling Abroad

Dear Members, This is just a reminder of some important things to consider about your health benefits if you plan to travel abroad in the near future. Under your UVic benefit plan, you do have travel insurance coverage, but any claim made under this coverage is counted against your lifetime maximum of $1 million under Pacific Blue Cross. What this means is that a single catastrophic illness or injury in another country has the potential to use up most or…

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Member Benefits Advisory – Benefit Options for Members at Age 71

Member Benefits Advisory – Benefit Options for Members at Age 71

In response to Member enquiries regarding benefits access for Faculty and Librarians at age 71, the Association has confirmed that there are a number of options available for voluntary extended health and dental care coverage at age 71 for active Members (i.e. not retired). Enrolment in these voluntary plans must be effective January 1st of the year immediately following the end of coverage under the University’s group plans. Members are cautioned that the below retiree plans do not offer the same…

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Collective Bargaining Update – Department Presentation Feedback

Collective Bargaining Update – Department Presentation Feedback

The UVICFA recently concluded a series of collective bargaining consultations at department meetings this spring. We are sending you this update to give you a sense of some key priorities that are emerging as a result of your feedback to us at these meetings. Based on your input, key issues across the membership are: Salary Workload Evaluation Benefits Paramedical (chiropractor, physiotherapy, etc.) Tuition Waivers Study Leave In the next round of consultations, beginning in September we will be emailing you…

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