UBC M&P Benefits

Your benefits are negotiated by AAPS at a high level. UBC Human Resources administers the benefits package for AAPS members. If you have questions about your UBC Benefits, please contact UBC HR.

When searching for benefits on UBC's webpages, please be sure you are always looking at the benefits for the Management & Professional Staff Group (M&P).

Each employee group at UBC has a different benefits package.

Disability Benefit Plan

Long-Term Disability Benefits are the exception. Your long-term disability benefit plan (DBP) is an employee paid for and managed program. You can view the committee members here. All AAPS members who are under the age of 65 and work at least 17.5 hours per week, should be automatically enrolled. You can check on your pay statement to ensure that you are enrolled in this program.

The carrier for the DBP is SunLife. If you are currently on sick leave and in consultation with your doctor it does not look like you will be able to return to work, please contact the AAPS Office to get a better understanding of how to apply for DBP. SunLife will determine eligibility, but we can help talk you through the process.

We strongly encourage any member who is considering applying for DBP speak with a Member Services Officer before beginning the process. In addition, if you have been denied DBP, please make an appointment with the AAPS Office.

Here is a general overview of the Long-term Disability Benefit Plan and the application process.


Extended Health and Dental

Claims Forms

UBC Human Resources - Benefits has a list of all of claim forms for Sun Life.

Members will want to ensure they select the forms that are specifically for M&P staff.

You can set up direct deposit  for your claims through benefits provider Sun Life. and then file your benefits claims online or via your mobile device. Login in your mysunlife.ca to submit your claim online or dowload the Sun Life mobile app.

Health Spending Account

An annual amount for each employee to be used for medical expenses. Carry-over is one year. For more information about the Health Spending Account (HSA), carry-over, and what it covers, please see the UBC HR website.

Basic and Optional Life Insurance

  • Basic Group Life Insurance (UBC pays the premium, see the chart under Amount of Coverage)
  • Optional Life Insurance
  • Optional Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Plan

Travel Benefits

Employee and Family Assistance Program

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is serviced by third party provider Lifeworks (Monreau Shepell). You can reach them at the dedicated number for UBC 1-866-424-0770 and website ubc.lifeworks.com/ or the general number 1-800-387-4765 and website workhealthlife.com.

EFAP is here for 24/7 support and short-term clinical counseling. You can also instant chat for matters that are:

  • Personal
  • Couple
  • Family
  • Work Related
  • Addiction Related

EFAP is also here for planning and prevention. You can also use EFAP services to take positive action for yourself or your family in areas such as:

  • Stress Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Legal Support
  • Health Coaching
  • Career Planning
  • Resource Support for Childcare
  • Resource Support for Eldercare