Benefits

Please click on the link for the latest PDF-version of the revised and expanded Report of the UBCAPE Benefits Committee, "Choosing Extended Health and Travel Insurance to meet your specific needs". (a PDF-document will be downloaded on your computer)

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UBC Emeriti receive a number of important benefits. 

More information is provided below.

New Extended Health/Travel Insurance Option Now Available 

After retirement: Keeping connected to your Department and to UBC

Extended Health Care Insurance

Travel Medical Insurance

UBC Parking

UBC Card

UBC Library

UBC Tuition Waivers

UBC Swimming Pool

 

Extended Health Care Insurance

UBC Emeriti are automatically offered extended health care insurance by UBC Human Resources upon retirement. This insurance is administered by Sun Life. In addition, emeriti have had the option of enrolling in a plan arranged by UBCAPE and Johnson, Inc. that combines extended health care insurance and travel medical insurance. The Johnson insurance can be purchased either as a supplement to the UBC/Sun Life insurance or instead of it.

After retirement: Keeping connected to your Department and to UBC

The Membership Committee made some recommendations for faculty members who are planning their retirement.
Examples in the document are:

  • Keeping your contact information up to date within UBC
  • Receiving communications and updates
  • Discussing and making arrangements with your Department prior to your retirement
  • Participating at the University level
  • Joining and maintaining a membership in the Association of Professors Emeriti

Please click on the link to get access to the page with the document.
 

Travel Medical Insurance

Through the cooperation of UBCAPE and Johnson, Inc. there are two choices for travel medical insurance.

1. As mentioned above, emeriti can enrol in a plan that combines extended health care insurance and travel medical insurance. General information concerning extended health insurance may be obtained by clicking on the link. The more detailed report "Choosing Extended Health and Travel Insurance to meet your specific needs", may be accessed by clicking here.

2. Separate, stand-alone travel medical insurance is also available. An annual policy covers an unlimited number of trips and includes trip cancelation and trip interruption insurance. Click here for information on this MEDOC Travel Insurance.

 

UBC Parking
UBC Emeriti are eligible for a complimentary parking permit that provides the same parking privileges as regular faculty and staff. To obtain your parking permit, apply in person at the Parking Office. When you apply, you must bring your letter from Faculty Relations confirming your emeritus status.

Questions regarding retiree permits may be directed to Parking Services at 604.822.6786.
 

UBC Card

UBC Emeriti are eligible to receive a new UBC Card as an emerita/emeritus.
Your multipurpose UBC Card serves as your official University identification. It also grants you access to:

  • UBC Library services (book loans, study room bookings)

  • UBC Bookstore e-Money purchases

  • Food Services’ dining convenience and discounts

    For more information on how to obtain a UBC Card, please click on the link.
     

UBC Library

If you have a UBC Card you do not need to obtain a library card separately. Please see the information above about the UBC card. If you wish to apply for a separate library card, you can do so online. UBC offers the possibility to obtain a new UBC Card as an emerita/emeritus.
 

UBC Tuition Waivers

All BC residents who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents aged 65 years or over are eligible to audit UBC courses and are not assessed application, tuition or student fees when they do so. (Some Distance Education and Technology and special fees may be assessed.) If you are over age 65, apply directly to UBC Enrolment Services. If you require help with registration, please contact the office at: admin@emeriti.ubc.ca or 604-822-1752.

Dependent children of Emeriti continue to be eligible for tuition waivers for credit courses subject to the Tuition Waivers for Dependent Children guidelines.
 

UBC Swimming Pool

UBC Emeriti are eligible to pay senior rates. Please contact the Aquatic Centre on their website or directly at telephone 604-822-4522.