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


Travelling for work or leisure?

Before you go, review information for faculty and staff covered under the University of Victoria's extended health plans

6 tips for healthy travels from Pacific Blue Cross

Summer is right around the corner. Whether you are heading to another province or spending time with family across the border, we want you to enjoy healthy travels. So we asked the Pacific Blue Cross Travel team to share some of their insider tips:

  1. Make sure you have the right coverage. Pacific Blue Cross group health plans often include protection for medical emergencies while travelling. However, these plans usually provide only a limited amount and do not typically include coverage for Trip Cancellation or lost Baggage. View our package and add-on coverage.
  2. Include coverage for your children. With Pacific Blue Cross your children are covered for free when you purchase coverage for two adults.  
  3. Check destination travel advisories. The Government of Canada issues travel advisories so that you and your family can have a safe and enjoyable trip.
  4. Tell your insurer about any pre-existing health conditions as these are not covered by most standard travel plans. You may be able to buy additional coverage from Pacific Blue Cross for pre-existing conditions. Read your policy to know what health emergencies are covered, before you leave on vacation.
  5. If you travel often, buy an annual plan to save money. Annual plans allow you to cross the border multiple times annually, without having to buy a new policy each time.
  6. Pack your prescription medications in your carry-on luggage. If your baggage is lost or delayed, you won’t miss a dosage of your medication.

Annual Reports for Faculty and PEA LTD Policy 41071

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.