Group benefits


Administrative staff and managers

  • Permanent administrative staff and managers working at least 21 hours per week for at least 36 weeks over each 12-month period


  • Tenured, tenure-track, probationary, continuing and CLTA faculty

Academic staff

  • Probationary and permanent technicians and academic counsellors

Group life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) and long-term disability are mandatory for all eligible employees. Extended health and dental coverage are mandatory for all eligible employees unless they have coverage elsewhere. All group benefits are effective the first day of the month following their date of permanent employment.


Great West Life (GWL)

Extended health care
Vision care
Group life insurance
Accidental death and dismemberment

Managers, administrative staff and librarians (PDF)
Faculty technicians and academic counsellors (PDF)

RBC Insurance (RBCI)
Long-term disability (LTD) 

Claims information

Claims may be submitted to GWL online or by mail, within six months of the date the expense was incurred.

By mail

Completed extended health, dental and vision claim forms, accompanied by original receipts, may be mailed to GWL:

Great West Life
London Benefits Payments
255 Dufferin Avenue
London, ON N6A 4K1

GWL Vision Claim Form (PDF)
GWL Health Claim Form  (PDF) 
GWL Dental Claim Form (PDF)


For self-service benefits information, including claims submission, access to personalized claim forms, benefit details, claims history and more, sign up for Great West Life Groupnet for Plan Members.

Need information about your health or dental claim? Call Great West Life at 1-800-957-9777.

Information from Great West Life

Travel assistance (PDF)