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Employee Benefits Plan Review


Queen’s has embarked on a comprehensive review of its insured employee benefits plan.  The employee benefits plan was last tendered in the mid-nineties, and it has been the intent of university administration for some time to undertake a review that includes a Request for Proposal (RFP) of the plan. Through the last round of collective bargaining, a Letter of Agreement (LOA) was reached with the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the CUPE bargaining locals that describes the parameters for the review.

The launch of the review process was announced in May 2016 in the Queen’s Gazette. Some of the activities related to the review project are being conducted in partnership with a Multi-Employee Group Employee Benefits Committee, comprised of participants from various employee groups.  Following the completion of the review, the university will engage in a formal Request for Proposals with respect to the employee benefits plan.

A consultative process has been agreed to by the parties and, with that in mind, several activities will occur for employees to participate and share their needs and interests regarding employee benefits.  

News updates

Watch for news updates to be posted on the Human Resources home page in the News column on the right-hand side.


Employee Benefits Education Session 

As part of a comprehensive review of the Queen’s Employee Benefits Plan, Human Resources hosted a series of education sessions on the University’s employee benefits plan between October 19 and November 1.

The content for the education sessions was developed in partnership with the Multi-Employee Group Employee Benefits Committee, which is comprised of participants from university employee groups, and the university’s benefits consultant, Mercer. The sessions covered group insurance fundamentals, consumer tips and broader trends in benefits.

If you were unable to attend one of the education sessions or simply wanted to refer to the presentation again, use the link below to access the education session presentation.  The presentation is recorded with narration which is recommended to augment the written content, and runs about 30 min.

Disclaimer: This presentation provides an overview of the main provisions of the group insurance program for Queen’s University employees. This program is governed by the official documents, such as the insurance contracts, as well as by applicable legislation. In the event of any inconsistency between this presentation and the official documents, the latter will prevail.

Download Employee Benefits Education Session (53.8 MB)
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation(.pptx)



For more information, please contact Diane Pointer, Director, Total Compensation,, ext. 74173. Those with questions about the project may submit them to