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


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  • Counselling (i.e. anxiety, relationships, stress, depression, addiction)
    • available via eight modalities including in-person, phone, instant chat, e-counselling, video, online group counselling, and self-directed learning (Health & Wellness Resource kits)
  • Work/health/life consultations (i.e. health coaching, nutrition, family and eldercare support)
  • Professional advice (i.e. financial, legal, and career advice)
  • Additional services include online programs for stress management, relationship, separation and divorce, financial planning, and smoking cessation
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The benefits office is located in Human Resources, Sedgewick Building, room B128 and 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 Pension Services Office administers all other aspects of the pension plans.

Brandon Reynolds, benefits assistant for employees with last name A-L  ( or 250-472-4581)

Romy Weatherston, benefits assistant for employees with last name M-Z  ( or 250-721-6522)

Suzanne Helston, benefits manager ( or 250-721-8089)

In order for us to best respond, please ensure you provide your full name, ID (V00) number and contact information in your email or phone messages.

  • Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, Sedgewick Building, Vandekerkhove Wing (B Wing)

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