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|Reduction to MSP Premiums Effective Jan. 1, 2018|
|In the fall, the BC Ministry of Health announced an updated calculation of MSP rates. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, current rates for MSP premiums will be reduced by 50% for all British Columbians. Read more…|
|Reminder: Extended Health, Dental and HSA Claims Deadline||Optional Life Premium Rates Changing in 2018||What’s My Coverage for Paramedical Practitioners?|
|Do you have any outstanding Extended Health, Dental or Health Spending Account claims? Review the upcoming reimbursement deadlines. Read more…||Based on an increase in claims for the past two years, the Optional Life rates will increase for the upcoming 2018 year. Read more…||Find out which paramedical practitioners are covered under UBC’s Extended Health plan, including required qualifications and coverage. Read more…|
|Changes to EI Benefits for Maternity & Parental Leaves||EFAP Support for the Holiday Season||Tips for Staying Active During the Holidays|
|The federal government has announced changes to its Employment Insurance benefits for maternity and parental leaves. Read more…||The busy holiday season can be more stressful than festive. Consider accessing EFAP services for everything from counselling support to vacation preparation to holiday wellbeing articles.
|Staying active can help elevate mood, build resilience, cope with stress and give us energy to enjoy everything the season has to offer. Here are some tips to keep you motivated.
|Keep Thriving All Year||Do You Have a Dependent Child Thinking of Attending UBC?||Humans of Human Resources: Crystal Hutchinson|
|Thrive 2017 was a huge success, with over 100 events hosted across the UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Let’s continue to thrive together all year long. Read more…||UBC staff and faculty who are parents of prospective UBC students are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the application process and timelines. Read more…||This month, we profile Crystal Hutchinson, Workplace Wellbeing Strategist for Health, Wellbeing & Benefits at the Vancouver campus. Read more…|
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