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Benefits Eligibility

Employee Benefits


Benefits (other than Pension)

The following employees are eligible to participate in the University of Winnipeg benefits programs:

  • Full-time continuing salaried employees;
  • Part-time continuing salaried employees who work a minimum 50% time;
  • Full-time term/sessional salaried employees whose term is no less than 8 months in duration;
  • Part-time term salaried employees who work a minimum 50% time and whose term is not less than 12 months in duration.

All benefits coverage takes effect on date of employment (first day actively at work), with the exception of the HSA for academic term employees.  Eligible academic term employees receive the full applicable HSA credit on January 1 following the year of appointment unless the start date of the term is January 1, in which case the full HSA credit applies from date of employment.

For information on Eligible Family Members, please refer to the Eligibility section of your Flex Plan Booklet.



Pension

The following employees are eligible to participate in the University of Winnipeg Trusteed Pension Plan - Defined Contribution (DC) component:

  • Continuing salaried Academic employees must join the Plan on date of employment;
  • Continuing salaried Support employees hired on or after January 1, 2017 must join the Plan on date of employment;
  • Term salaried Support and Academic employees whose term of employment is for a minimum duration of two years, join the Plan on the same basis as continuing employees;
  • Term salaried Support and Academic employees whose term of employment is for a duration of less than two years, may join the Plan on the second anniversary of the most recent date of employment and must join the Plan on January 1 of the year following the second anniversary of the most recent date of employment.

Eligibility Exclusions

The following employees are not eligible to join the Plan:

  • An employee who is a member of the United Church of Canada Pension Plan
  • An employee who has no Basic Salary
  • A term employee who is a full-time student, unless the term of appointment is two years or more in duration.
  • An employee who has elected to continue participating in the Teachers' Retirement Allowances Fund as provided under The Teachers' Pensions Act
  • A member of the Plan who has retired from the University and is in receipt of pension benefits from the Plan, unless the member agrees to the suspension of payment of pension benefits until subsequent termination of employment.

The Defined Benefit (DB) component of the University of Winnipeg Trusteed Pension Plan is closed to new members.


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