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Understanding Your UBC Benefits: How to maximize your benefits coverage

November 8, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: All faculty and staff at UBC Vancouver and Okanagan who enrolled in one or more of UBC’s benefits plans and are looking to learn more about the benefits offered at UBC.  

Location: Zoom.

About this webinar:  

UBC is committed to creating an outstanding workplace for our 17,000+ employees. One way we do this is by offering employees an extensive benefits package to support their continued health and wellbeing.  

Janet McHugh and Lauren Lee from the Health, Wellbeing & Benefits team will help you better understand the wide range of benefits available to you, with a focus on effective ways to maximize your coverage.  

What will you learn? 

  • What your benefits cover and where to find more information 
  • Expenses eligible for the Health Spending Account 
  • How to effectively submit claims using your benefits   
  • Coordination of benefits 
  • Tips on making changes to your benefits in Workday
  • What the Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EFAP) offers and how to access these resources with a focus on the new TELUS Health online booking tool
  • Who to contact if you have questions.

Important notes about the webinar:

  • This session will be hosted on Zoom Webinar. Your cameras and microphones will remain off during the webinar.  
  • This webinar will be recorded and the recording will be made available on this page. The slides will also be shared.  
  • You will have the opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A session at the end. 
  • Closed captioning can be enabled.


  • Janet McHugh (she/her), Benefits Specialist, Central Human Resources, UBC Vancouver 
  • Lauren Lee (she/her), Workplace Wellbeing Associate EFAP, Central Human Resources, UBC Vancouver 

 If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please email Lauren Lee at lauren.lee@ubc.ca