Benefits

Benefits

You have access to the following benefits through your employment at the University of Victoria:

  • Medical Services Plan
  • Extended health benefits
  • Dental plan
  • Pension plan
  • Group life insurance plans
  • Long-term disability plan
  • Travel accident insurance

Health and dental benefits are provided through Pacific Blue Cross. For more information on benefits, please see Section 64 of the Collective Agreement.

Benefits and Retirement

Your benefit coverage changes once you pass your normal retirement date (which is on June 30th immediately following your 65th birthday). Members who have passed their normal retirement are not eligible for Long-Term Disability (LTD) and basic life insurance will also be reduced to 1X annual salary.

For more information on benefit packages that are available for retired faculty, please visit the University of Victoria Retirees Association.

For other questions related to benefits and retirement, please contact a Membership Services Advisor.

Benefits While on Leave

During a period of approved leave without salary or compassionate leave without salary, you may continue any or all of University personnel benefits by opting to pay the full amount of the premium or contributions. Benefits continue while on any kind of paid leave.

More information about long-term disability can be found in our Disability FAQs.

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