Benefits for Staff Association Members

Health Care Benefits

Visit the UWOSA Health Care Benefits page for all information on Health Care Benefits or choose a specific topic below:


Visit the UWOSA Dental Benefits webpage or choose a topic below:

Life and Accident Insurance

Visit the UWOSA Staff Life and Accident Insurance webpage or choose a topic below:

Sick Leave, Short and Long-Term Disability Benefits, and Critical Illness Benefit

During periods of illness or disability, these are important benefits for UWOSA Staff. For comprehensive information, please review your UWOSA collective agreement.

Post-Retirement Benefits

You may be eligible for post-retirement benefits including Extended Health and Dental Plans, Emergency Travel Assistance and a life insurance benefit of $15,000. Read more about post-retirement Benefits.

Emergency Travel Assistance

The Emergency Travel Assistance plan covers 100% (up to $200,000 per trip) of eligible expenses resulting from an accident or a sudden unexpected illness incurred while travelling outside your province of residence or outside Canada.

Details on Out-of-Country/Province coverage
Manulife Emergency Travel Assistance brochure

Life Events and Work Events that Can Affect Your Coverage

Marriage, divorce, having a baby, leaving Western? All of these events and more can affect your benefit coverage. Learn more.


Visit the UWOSA Benefits Resources page or choose a specific topic below:

Other Benefits

You will find a list of other benefits available to UWOSA Staff members on the Other Benefits webpage, or choose a topic below for details.

Important Note

The information contained on these benefit webpages is intended to provide a summary of benefits available to eligible members of the University of Western Ontario Staff Association and does not contain all of the plan provisions. Many aspects of the benefits are provided through a group insurance contract with the insurance provider and your full benefits and rights are governed by the terms of the Group Master Contract with the insurance provider, the Pension Plan for Administrative Staff and your contract with Western University through your agreement with the University of Western Ontario Staff Association. In the event of a discrepancy between this summary and the official plan documents, the official plan documents will prevail.

Please contact Human Resources using ASK HR if you have any questions about your compensation and benefits program or call 519-661-2194.

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