Benefits Summary for Continuing APSA Members

SFU Employee Benefit Plans

For all CONTINUING Administrative/Professional (APSA) Staff*

NOTE: For Benefit plans for Temporary APSA employees, click here.

For changes to benefits if you work beyond age 65, click here.

Please click on the appropriate link for further information on specific employee benefits.

Benefit Effective Date Cost  
    Employee Share Employer Share
Medical Services Plan of British Columbia (MSP)
(Policy AD 10.7)

Residents: First day of the month coincident with or following appointment.

New Residents: First day of the 3rd month following date of arrival in British Columbia.  Must work 28 hours or more bi-weekly.

60% 40%

Extended Health Care Plan
Pacific Blue Cross (PBC)
(Policy AD 10.7)

80% Reimbursement

Paramedical visit fees apply. Please refer to booklet linked above or CaresNet for details: pac.bluecross.ca/caresnet

First day of the month coincident with or following appointment, or on the date MSP commences. Must work 28 hours or more bi-weekly. 0% 100%

Dental Care Plan
Pacific Blue Cross (PBC)

(Policy AD 10.7)
85% Basic, 60% Major/Ortho

Please refer to booklet linked above or CaresNet for details: pac.bluecross.ca/caresnet

First day of the month following a full 3 month waiting period.  Must work 28 hours or more bi-weekly. 0% 100%

Basic Life Insurance (Manulife)
(Policy AD 10.7)

2 x annual salary to next $1000

First day actively at work.

Must work 28 hours or more bi-weekly.

0% 100%
Optional Life Insurance (Manulife)
(Policy AD 10.7)

Units of $25,000/Spouse & dependent Insurance
Date application or when approval received. Must work 28 hours or more bi-weekly. 100% 0%
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (Industrial Alliance) - $10,000
(Policy AD 10.7)
First day actively at work. 0% 100%

Optional Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (Industrial Alliance)

(Policy AD 10.7)

Units of $10,000 - Employee & Family

First day of month following receipt of application. 100% 0%
Sick Leave
(Policy AD 10.8)
First day actively at work. 0% 100%

Long Term Disability Insurance (Manulife)
(Policy AD 10.7)

70% normal salary

First day actively at work.

Must work 28 hours or more bi-weekly.

0% 100%
Pension Plan
(Policy AD 10.7)
Full time - First day actively at work.
Part time (28 hours) - Following 2 years of service.
0% 100%
Group RRSP - Sun Life Upon Application 100% 0%
Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) - Sun Life   Upon Application 100% 0%
Tuition Waiver
(Policy AD 10.12)
First day of semester coincident with or following date of employment. 0% 100%

Tuition Reimbursement
for job-related, off-campus courses

(Policy AD 10.10)

Subject to approval 0% 100%
WorkSafeBC
(Policy AD 10.8)
First day of employment 0% 100%
Annual Vacation
(Policy AD 10.8)

Starting at four (4) weeks per calendar year

First year -- pro-rated

0% 100%

Maternity/Parental Leave - Salary

Top-up 35 weeks combined maximum
(Policy AD 10.8)

Upon active return to work 0% Difference between EI and normal salary
Group Insurance for Homeowners, Tenants and Condominium owners (TD Insurance)   Upon application 100% 0%
Business Travel Protection (Industrial Alliance)
(Policy AD 10.7)
$150,000
First day actively at work. 0% 100%
Library/Gym Membership Upon application 0% 100%
Employee and Family Assistance Program (Homewood Health) First day actively at work. 0% 100%
Professional Development
(Policy AD 10.11)
$700 per calendar year
Policy AD10-11 3.01 and 4.01 0% 100%

Please refer to Administrative and Professional Policies for detailed information.

8002b / August 2016

*The information on this webpage describing your various employee benefits are only summaries of the legal contracts governing the Plans. While every effort has been made to describe the Plans accurately on this webpage, the legal documents will prevail if there is a variation between the two. The contracts are available for review in Human Resources.

Refer to Administrative and Professional Policies for detailed information