UGFA Unit 1 Benefits

The University of Guelph is pleased to provide UGFA Unit 1-eligible employees with an extensive range of benefits. For more comprehensive information, reference your Benefits Booklet below. . 

Benefit Booklet

  1. Psychological Services under the Extended Health Plan increased to $1200 per calendar year and was expanded to include counselling services provided by counsellors with a Master of Social Work, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, marriage and family therapists, or clinical counselors provided they are licensed and registered by a recognized provincial governing body as defined by the benefits provider.

  2. Effective January 1, 2018, Psychological Services no longer requires a physician’s referral.

  3. Inclusion of non-oral contraceptives as prescribed by a physician provided that it has a drug identification number (DIN).

  4. Massage therapy no longer requires a physician’s referral.

  5. Long Term Disability (LTD) cap increased from $6,000 to $12,000.

Important Information

  • Coordination of Benefits 
  • Many people have coverage under more than one benefit plan – for example, their own plan plus their spouse’s plan or a plan offered through their professional association. If this is your situation, you can use both plans when claiming expenses. This is called coordinating your benefits, and it’s a great way to cover more of your costs.
  • Your Travel Benefit
    A medical emergency while travelling can be a frightening and costly experience. But with your Sun Life Financial group benefits plan you’ll have the protection you need and you’ll have access to the expertise of our emergency travel assistance partner – Allianz Global Assistance 24 hours a day if you suffer an illness or injury while away from home.
  • Educational Opportunities & Scholarship Plans
    Forms and further information can be found in HR Policy 403 for the Scholarship Plan, and in HR Policy 401 for the Educational Opportunities Plan.

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