Benefits

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The benefits team will help you to setup and administer your employee benefits.

Benefits

The benefits office administers all personnel benefit plans (medical, extended health, dental, life insurance and long term disability insurance) for faculty and staff.

Benefits vary significantly by employee group. Contact us for information about your individual benefits.

Our team determines eligibility and administers the enrollment process for the UVic pension plans. The pensions and investments office administers all other aspects of the pension plans.

News!

Each year Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) requires confirmation that over-age dependents meet the eligibility requirements for coverage under the University's group extended health and dental care plans.

New - starting March 1, 2015
Over-age dependent
Annual student confirmation/recertification
Benefits Office newsletters
Annual Reports
NEW! Financial Roadmap - your guide to financial success! Visit planning ahead for information on financial seminars, workshops and web resources

The benefits office is located in the Sedgewick Building, Vandekerkhove Wing, room B125.

  • Brandon Reynolds, benefits assistant ( or 250-472-4581)
  • Fran McMurray, benefits assistant ( or 250-721-6522)
  • Suzanne Helston, benefits manager ( or 250-721-8089)
  • Secure fax: 250-472-4041

Ensure you provide your full name, ID (V00) number and contact information in your email or phone messages.

  • Phone and email inquiries: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
  • Walk-in hours: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
For your convenience there is a drop box outside the benefits office door.

UVic My Page:

Pacific Blue Cross CARESnet:

  • File electronic claims.
  • Download claim forms.
  • View summary of coverage.
  • Print ID cards.
  • Sign up for direct deposit for paid claims.
  • View online statements.