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Benefits

The University of Windsor provides a wide range of benefit programs to eligible employees. The benefit programs have been designed to assist employees in meeting health and dental expenses, provide coverage for income protection as well as enhance their well-being.

This site has been designed to acquaint you with the general features of the benefit plans provided to eligible employees.  Please direct specific inquiries to the Benefits Administration staff in the Department of Human Resources.

General Overview of Benefits

Click on the links below to explore the benefit information that applies to your employee group. Please note that these pages provide a general overview of the benefit program but they do not replace the formal benefit agreements. In case of discrepancies, the information found in the Collective Agreements prevails.
 

Out of Country Travel Benefits

NEW - Information received from Green Shield Canada regarding changes to emergency out of country coverage under OHIP.

Cuts to Ontario’s provincial travel coverage

The Ontario government recently confirmed that the Ontario Health Insurance Plan’s (OHIP’s) limited coverage of emergency out-of-country medical costs will end effective January 1, 2020. Currently OHIP covers out-of-country inpatient services to a maximum of $400 per day for a higher level of care, such as intensive care, and up to $50 per day for emergency outpatient care and physician services. With the elimination of this coverage, the Ontario Renal Network within Cancer Care Ontario will be administering a program to help Ontario renal dialysis patients with financial aid for dialysis services when travelling abroad as of January 1.

OHIP will continue to reimburse eligible emergency out-of-country claims incurred up to and including December 31, 2019. The timeframe to submit eligible claims has not changed and is still 12 months from the date of service. Therefore, eligible claims can be submitted up to December 31, 2020.

Note that this change will not impact the coverage provided under GSC’s travel plans – Plan members will not see any difference in their benefits or our claims adjudication process for out-of-country emergency medical claims. Updated booklet wording will be incorporated at the next reprint/repost after January 1, but wording modifications will be minimal.

NEW - October 1, 2017 - GSC recently updated the definition of "stable" so that it is more detailed and specific. This new definition is shown in your benefits booklet. For more information consult the Travel Section of the GSC FAQ site, selecting the last FAQ topic. Click here to be taken to the GSC FAQ page.

Go to the Out of Country Travel Benefits page for an overview of the benefit including the materials from the presentation "Out of Country Travel Benefits: What you Need to Know" 

Tuition Remission Benefit Program and application process

Go to the Tuition Remission Benefit page to learn about the program

Staff Discounts

Employees of the University of Windsor can take advantage of several special offers from local vendors.

Contact Information

Please direct your inquiries to the benefits administration staff:

Ext. 2049 - Unifor local 195, Unifor local 2458 FT, Unifor local 2458 PT, Unifor local 2458 Engineers, CUPE local 1001, CUPE local 1393, CUPE local 4580 & Managerial & Professionals
 
Ext. 2090 - Faculty, Librarians and Executive Group