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Annual Employee Benefit Premium Update

The Human Resources, Total Compensation unit and Great-West Life, the University’s group benefit provider, recently concluded the annual review of the premium rates for the Queen’s group benefit program. The following tables show the premium rates that were in place over the previous year and the new premium rates that will take effect on July 1, 2017.

Supplementary Medical

The University will continue to pay 100% of premium rate costs for all active employee groups. This includes coverage for Out of Canada Emergency Care and Vision Care. Retirees will continue with the current cost share arrangement of premium rates.  The premium rates for supplementary medical will increase by approximately 5%.  Monthly premium rates are as follows:

  Current Premium Rate New Premium Rate
  Employee
​Premium Rate
University
Premium Rate
Employee
Premium Rate
University
Premium Rate
Active Employees $0.00 (single)
$0.00 (family)
$97.55 (single)
$203.31 (family)
$0.00 (single)
$0.00 (family)
$102.40 (single)
$213.46 (family)
Retirees
(under 65)
$23.90 (single)
$83.92 (family)
$55.76 (single)
$195.80 (family)
$25.09 (single)
$88.10 (family)
$58.53 (single)
$205.58 (family)
Retirees (65+) $14.70 (single)
$52.66 (family)
$34.31 (single)
$122.87 (family)
$15.43 (single)
$55.29 (family)
$36.01 (single)
$129.00 (family)

Semi-Private Hospitalization

This benefit is fully paid by employees who elect to participate.  The premium rates for semi-private hospitalization will remain unchanged.  Monthly premium rates are as follows:

  Current Premium Rate New Premium Rate
  Employee
​Premium Rate
University
Premium Rate
Employee
Premium Rate
University
Premium Rate
Active Employees

$5.29 (single)
$13.78 (family)

$0.00 (single)
$0.00 (family)

$5.29 (single)
$13.78 (family)

$0.00 (single)
$0.00 (family)

Retirees

$6.25 (single)
$16.30 (family)

$0.00 (single)
$0.00 (family)

$6.25 (single)
$16.30 (family)

$0.00 (single)
$0.00 (family)

Dental

The University will continue to pay 100% of premium rate costs for all active employees. The premium rates for dental will increase by 5%. Monthly premium rates are as follows:

  Current Premium Rate New Premium Rate
  Employee
​Premium Rate
University
Premium Rate
Employee
Premium Rate
University
Premium Rate
Active Employees

$0.00 (single)
$0.00 (family)

$54.52 (single)
$141.89 (family)

$0.00 (single)
$0.00 (family)

$57.25 (single)
$148.99 (family)

Basic Life Insurance

Active and retired participants, who elect to participate, will continue with the current cost share arrangement of premium rates. The premium rates for Basic Life Insurance will remain unchanged. Monthly premium rates are as follows:

  Current Premium Rate New Premium Rate
Maximum Coverage
$200,000
Employee
​Premium Rate
University
Premium Rate
Employee
Premium Rate
University
Premium Rate
Active and Retired participants
under age 65

$0.102 /$1,000

$0.124/$1,000

$0.102 /$1,000

$0.124/$1,000

Retired participants
age 65 and over

$0.00/$1,000

$0.226/$1000

$0.00/$1,000

$0.226/$1000

Optional Life Insurance

This benefit is fully paid by employees who elect to participate. The premium rates will remain unchanged. Monthly premium rates are as follows:

    Current Premium Rate New Premium Rate
Maximum Coverage
$250,000
Age Employee
Premium Rate
University
Premium Rate
Employee
Premium Rate
University
Premium Rate
Active Participants 0-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-70
$0.06/$1,000
$0.12/$1,000
$0.20/$1,000
$0.32/$1,000
$0.55/$1,000
$0.79/$1,000
$1.03/$1,000
$0.00/$1,000
$0.00/$1,000
$0.00/$1,000
$0.00/$1,000
$0.00/$1,000
$0.00/$1,000
$0.00/$1,000
$0.06/$1,000
$0.12/$1,000
$0.20/$1,000
$0.32/$1,000
$0.55/$1,000
$0.79/$1,000
$1.03/$1,000
$0.00/$1,000
$0.00/$1,000
$0.00/$1,000
$0.00/$1,000
$0.00/$1,000
$0.00/$1,000
$0.00/$1,000

Long Term Disability

The premium rate for long term disability will remain unchanged at 2.240% of a monthly salary. Maximum monthly premiums will be applied where applicable. This benefit is fully paid by participating employees. As a result, income from this benefit is tax free.

For information on premium rate and benefit coverage details please review the Benefits page on the Human Resources web site or feel free to contact the Human Resources Department at 613-533-2070.

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