Benefits

Senior Leadership Team


Benefits at a Glance

Overview of SLT Benefits 

 


Flexible Spending Account

The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) program is available to eligible SLT who are actively at work during the FSA program benefit year of July 1 to June 30.

SLT have the opportunity to allocate new credits on an annual basis just prior to the beginning of the FSA benefit year. The credit allocation is made through the myUCalgary portal during the month of May and is based on the staff member's full-time equivalent (FTE) status as of July 1. Once the allocation process is complete, choices are irrevocable. If no allocation is made, credits are automatically allocated to the Health Spending Account.

FSA Benefit Year

July 1 – June 30

Positions Eligible

Full time and Part time from date of hire

Annual Credit Allocation

$1,000 (pro-rated for part-time)

For new SLT staff, annual credits are pro-rated by start date.

All other details are the same as under the Academic FSA.


Voluntary Critical Illness

Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance is designed to cover the gap between Disability insurance and Life insurance. Due to medical advances, people are now surviving what were once terminal illnesses. Survival may, however, create very substantial lifestyle changes which carry a heavy financial cost. Critical Illness can ease these costs; in the event of a specified illness being diagnosed, a non-taxable lump sum benefit is payable. There are no restrictions on how these funds are used once received.


Optional Life Insurance

Once you have coverage for basic employee life insurance you may choose to purchase additional life insurance for yourself and your eligible dependents. Optional life insurance provides financial assistance to your beneficiary, in addition to your employee life insurance benefit. If your beneficiary dies before you or if there is no designated beneficiary, this benefit is payable to your estate.

Approval for optional employee or spousal life insurance coverage is subject to satisfactory medical evidence of insurability. You are responsible to pay for any costs associated with the medical examination, if required.

You will be notified once the insurer has approved your application for insurance. Your optional life insurance will be effective on the date the insurance company approves your coverage, and payroll deductions for premiums will begin on the first of the following month.

 


Alberta Blue Cross Claims and Online Service

Coverage details are shown in your Alberta Blue Cross Plan Booklet.

Visit the Alberta Blue Cross Plan Members site where you will gain access to a number of member services such as printing temporary cards, submitting and tracking claims, and setting up for direct deposit. If you have not yet registered your account, do so on the Alberta Blue Cross website. You can submit e-claims using your Secure Online Services account. Alternatively, you may mail in a paper claim forms. Access Alberta Blue Cross claim forms.

Review the current year Alberta Blue Cross Dental Claim Fee Guide.

If you have questions regarding your account, your claims or if you have misplaced or did not receive your temporary password, contact Alberta Blue Cross customer services directly at 1.800.661.6995.