Benefit Enrolment

Postdoctoral Scholars 

Benefit Enrolment Process

Acquire Employee ID (UCID) Number

After you accept an offer of employment and you are entered into the system, your employee ID (UCID) will be emailed to you.  Some of the links on this page require a login to access and will only be available once you receive your UCID.

Soon after your start date, you will receive an email notification which provides instructions to navigate the myUCalgary Portal Self-Service Benefit Enrolment tool. You must complete the self-service benefits enrolment within 14 calendar days of your hire date in a benefit eligible position. Benefit ID cards will be mailed to your home address within 4-6 weeks of your completed enrolment. Be sure your home address with the university is correct. Any eligible expenses incurred prior to receiving your ID card can be claimed for reimbursement once your account is set up.

Once you receive the Benefits Enrolment email notification from, navigate to: MyUCalgary portal > All about me > My benefits > Benefit details > Benefits Enrolment.

Watch for this email as it will be sent to your primary email account, which may either be your personal email account or your new University of Calgary email account. If there is a delay in accessing your university email, we recommend using your personal email for your profile to ensure you receive the benefit enrolment instructions in the myUCalgary Portal.

For assistance with your enrolment, refer to the Postdoctoral Benefits Enrolment Guide

You must enrol your spouse and all of your eligible dependents and designate your beneficiaries as required.

Failure to complete your enrolment within 14 calendar days of your hire date will result in Health and Dental coverage defaulting to single coverage.  Addition of family members will be on a go forward basis only.

While you can view your designated beneficiaries in PeopleSoft, the paper Group Benefits - Beneficiary Designation Form on file with Human Resources will be the binding beneficiary designation in the event of any Life Insurance or Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance claim. Complete and print the beneficiary form to submit signed originals to Human Resources. 

Your self-service benefit enrolment will process and information will be sent to Alberta Blue Cross each Friday. Alberta Blue Cross will mail your benefit ID card to your home address approximately 4-6 weeks after receiving your information.

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To be eligible for benefits under the University of Calgary group plans, you must have valid Canadian provincial health care. Learn more