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Wilfrid Laurier University Human Resources
August 27, 2014
 
 
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Insurance Benefits



The University provides all eligible full-time employees with the following benefits.  Please see your respective collective agreement to determine your eligibility.

TO UPDATE YOUR BENEFICIARY INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE

Premiums in effect October 1, 2013 

Long Term Disability Insurance - $2.342 per $100 of monthly benefit (plus 8% RST)

In the event that you are unable to perform the duties of your job for an extended period of time, Long Term Disability insurance provides you with salary continuance during this period.  Employees have 31 days from their hire date to enrol for this coverage.  Employee's can still enrol at a later date, with coverage being subject to the insurance provider's approval.

Coverage amount: 60% of the first $1,250 of basic monthly earnings plus 50% of the remaining basic monthly earnings not to exceed the applicable maximum in your benefit booklet.

Premium: 100% Employee paid.  This is a non-taxable benefit.

For more information on the terms and conditions of our LTD policy please see the Active Employee Benefits booklet.

Basic Life Insurance - $0.115 per $1,000 of coverage (plus 8% RST)

Coverage amount: 1.5x an employee's annual salary. 

Premiums: 100% University paid and are considered a taxable benefit for employees.

For more information on the terms and conditions of our life insurance policy please see the  Active Employee Benefits booklets. 

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance -$0.017 per $1,000 of coverage (plus 8% RST).

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance provides coverage for certain perils outlined in our policy that occur as a result of an accident. To add Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage, please submit a Benefits Enrollment/Change Form to Human Resources outlining the amount of coverage you would like to purchase, and beneficiary information.

Coverage amount: Maximum $450,000 (in increments of $10,000)

Premiums: 100% employee paid.

For more information on the terms and conditions of our AD&D policy please see the Active Employee Benefits booklet.

Voluntary/Optional Life Insurance

Voluntary/Optional Life Insurance benefits are an optional benefit and are subject to the insurance provider's approval.  To apply for Voluntary/Optional Life Insurance coverage, please submit an Evidence of Insurability Form directly to the insurance provider (address listed on the form) and a Beneficiary Designation Form to Human Resources to keep on file.  You will be notified once your coverage has been approved.

Coverage amount: Maximum $500,000 (in increments of $10,000)

Premiums: 100% employee paid

You are responsible for the payment of the monthly premiums (plus 8% Retail Sales Tax).  The premium rates per $1,000 of benefit are:

Age Band

Male Smoker

Male Non-Smoker

Female Smoker

Female Non-Smoker

Under age 35

$0.101

$0.050

$0.040

$0.030

35 to 39

$0.111

$0.050

$0.061

$0.040

40 to 44

$0.182

$0.071

$0.101

$0.061

45 to 49

$0.333

$0.121

$0.182

$0.101

50 to 54

$0.565

$0.222

$0.293

$0.162

55 to 59

$0.959

$0.414

$0.444

$0.262

60 to 64

$1.282

$0.555

$0.535

$0.323

65+

$1.686

$0.787

$0.717

$0.474

For more information on the terms and conditions of our life insurance policies please see the Active Employee Benefits booklet.