Benefit Enrolment Process
The provision of the benefit plan is subject to the terms outlined in the TUCFA Collective Agreement. To be eligible for benefits under the University of Calgary group plans, you must have valid Canadian provincial health care. Follow these steps to enrol and explore more information about the Flexible Spending Account and Pension Plan below.
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.
Complete Benefit Enrolment
Soon after you accept an offer of employment, you will receive an email notification which provides instructions for benefit enrolment. 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. During the enrolment process, click on the links to explore all benefit information.
Once you receive the Benefits Enrolment email notification from DoNotReply@ucalgary.ca, navigate to: MyUCalgary portal > All about me > My benefits > Benefit details > Benefits Enrolment.
For assistance with your enrolment, refer to the Group Benefits Enrolment Reference Guide.
You must enrol your spouse and all of your eligible dependents, allocate your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) credits, and designate your beneficiaries as required. Remember, if you have a spousal benefit plan, it is more advantageous to enrol in both plans so that coverage is coordinated.
Failure to complete your enrolment within 14 calendar days of your hire date will result in Health and Dental coverage defaulting to single coverage and Flexible Spending Account credits defaulting to the Health Spending Account.
- Addition of family members will be on a go forward basis only.
- Once Flexible Spending Account credits have defaulted to the Health Spending Account this selection is irrevocable until allocation opens for the following benefit year. You will receive an email notification when the FSA allocation opens.
- The People Process and Solutions team will process the benefit enrollment forms which are uploaded to Blue Cross weekly.
Complete All Beneficiary and Voluntary Coverage Forms
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 Optional Life Insurance claim. Complete all beneficiary and voluntary coverage forms and 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.