Thursday, 9 April 2015

Recurring Term and Sessional Staff: Continuing Benefit Coverage

Payroll and Benefit Services has updated the recurring term and sessional staff benefit coverage process. In the past​,​ a letter and leave directive form were mailed to the home address of the recurring term or sessional staff employee. The employee was asked to complete the paper form and mail it to Human Resource Services in order to continue benefit coverage.

To make the process more efficient​,​ all eligible recurring term and sessional staff received an email at the end of March with instructions to complete and submit the new online Benefit Option Directive form to continue their benefit coverage. ​Employees can complete the simple online process and submit it to Payroll & Benefit Services for processing. ​

Employment Services will follow up with the HR Contacts in departments with a list of employees who have received the new online Benefit Option Directive form and will provide instructions for reporting the inactive period.

Please encourage recurring term or sessional staff to contact benefits@ualberta.ca if they have any questions about the forms or continuing benefit coverage.