United Steel Workers (USW) Benefits

The University of Guelph is pleased to provide eligible USW employees with an extensive range of benefits. Some of these include Extended Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability. For more comprehensive information, reference your Benefits Booklet below. 

Benefit Booklet

PLEASE NOTE: The following changes have been made to the benefits provided to USW:

  1. Psychological Services under the Extended Health Plan increased from $1200 to $1500 per calendar year effective November 1, 2020.

Taxable Wellness Spending Account (TWSA)

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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