Flex Plan Benefits

Employee Benefits

The University of Winnipeg is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits program to our employees.  The Flex Plan includes 3 Basic Life Options and 4 Health and Dental Options providing varied degrees of coverage.

In addition, there is coverage provided for Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), Business Travel AD&D, Long Term Disability (LTD), Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and, if applicable, Short Term Disability.

If you are an eligible employee of the University of Winnipeg, you and your dependents have comprehensive health benefits coverage.

Flexible Benefits Plan Enrolment Guide

Leave of Absence Without Pay - Coverage may be continued during a leave of absence without pay for up to a maximum period of 12 months provided you take the necessary action to continue coverage and pay the required employee and University costs. Details can be obtained from Pay & Benefits


Health and Dental Flex Plan Options

Effective January 1, 2016, health benefits are covered under a Flex Plan.

The Ambulance, Hospital, Extended Health, Dental, Vision and Health Spending Account benefits are insured by the University of Winnipeg and administered by Manitoba Blue Cross. The Travel Health plan is insured and administered by Manitoba Blue Cross.

Coverage levels, percentage of reimbursement, and benefit specific maximums are dependent upon the Flex Option in which you are enrolled. Please refer to the appropriate Flex Plan Booklet as well as the General Information below for an overview of your coverage.

Reimbursement under all Flex Plan Options is subject to reasonable and customary charges for eligible health services, up to the benefit specific maximums, where applicable.

The University pays the cost of coverage under all Flex Options; however since Flex Option 4 includes coverage enhancements, employees are responsible for paying the cost of the enhanced coverage through semi-monthly payroll deductions.

Information regarding: Elgibility & Family Status, Life Events & Changes in Status and Pharmacare may be found in the Flexible Benefits Plan Enrolment Guide


Flex Plan Enrolment Information:

Flex Plan Enrolment Guide

Flex Plan Options Summary

Health Spending Account Brochure


Flex Plan Booklets:

Information in the booklets is sorted firstly by Benefit and secondly by Flex Option.   Ensure you are reading the information applicable to your Flex Option.

Important information regarding the Travel Health Benefit information applies to Flex Options 1, 2, 3 and 4 and may be found in the below booklets:

Flex Plan Booklet - Faculty

Flex Plan Booklet - Support

Flex Plan Booklet - PSAC-RC


General Information

Vision Care

If you or your spouse are over 65 years of age, you are also eligible for a limited vision care benefit from the Manitoba Health program. You must apply for the government benefit before you will be reimbursed by Manitoba Blue Cross.

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