Human Resources

Librarians & Archivists

Post-retirement Benefits

Get your booklet

You will receive a copy of your booklet when you meet with a Pension & Benefits Consultant to discuss retirement.  You may also choose to view and download a copy of the current post-retirement benefits available to members of UWOFA-Librarians & Archivists. Please note that a Western user ID and password are required. 

Questions?  Read Frequently Asked Questions


Eligible Western Librarians & Archivists employed as of July 1, 2007 and who have five years of service or those who were employed on or after July 1, 2007 and have ten years of service, are eligible for post-retirement benefits.

Your benefits at retirement


  1. The co-insurance arrangement does not apply to reimbursement for the prescription dispensing fee (capped at $6.11) or to any internal maximums already defined within the plans.  Deductibles and dispensing fees applicable to the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) for individuals age 65 and over are not covered by the University benefits.  Should a drug not be covered by the ODB, or you are not eligible for the ODB as you are not age 65, it may be covered by your Extended Health plan.  Simply present your benefits identification card to your pharmacist.  If the claim is eligible, reimbursement will be paid directly to the pharmacy.
  2. If your dentist is recommending dental treatment expected to cost more than $500, please have your dentist submit a pre-treatment plan. 
  3. Please note:  Any government health benefits which are reduced or eliminated are not covered by the University post-retirement benefits.  For example, deductibles and dispensing fees applicable to the ODB for individuals age 65 and over.

Benefits that end when you retire