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Benefit Claims & Coverage

Through education, awareness and resources, Human Resources is committed to fostering a healthy workplace for all VIU employees. The goal of the our employee health and wellbeing programs is to create a community that fosters individual health and wellness at work and beyond.

Manulife Services

Manulife is VIU's benefits provider. If you have a question about a claim you have filed for Extended Health or Dental, please call the Manulife Benefits Help Line at 1-800-575-2200. Be sure to have your Plan Contract Number (83719) and your Certificate Number available; your Certificate Number is your Employee Number without the first digit.

Vitality by Manulife: Earn Rewards for Healthy Living

Manulife Vitality is an app-based program that helps you know more about your health, then improve your health and enjoy the rewards. The Vitality app boosts your motivation and rewards you for making healthy lifestyle choices. This program gives you the tools you need to reach your personal health and wellness goals, directly aligning with the invitation for action to encourage employee well-being in VIU’s People Plan. Learn more about Vitality online or visit the Vitality FAQ page.

The program is for all VIU employees with extended health care coverage.Check out the Vitality webpage and register today.

Electronic Benefits Booklet

Claim Submission

Online:  Log in to your Plan Member Secure Site to file claims online. VIU's "Plan Contract Number" is 83719 and your "Certificate Number" is your Employee Number without the first digit.

Health Care Providers can submit your claims to Manulife right from their office

Paper Claims:  

Claims must be submitted in writing to Manulife within 12 months following the date the service was performed (e.g. if you received new eyeglasses on January 2, and if you are still employed by VIU, you will have 12 months after that date to submit your claim).

If your coverage terminates due to resignation, retirement, etc., your claim must be submitted to Manulife within 90 days of termination of benefits.

Out-of-Province and Out-of Country Coverage

If you need to make a claim for a medical issue while you were outside of BC or Canada, please submit your claim first to MSP and then to Manulife:

Benefit Premiums While On-Leave

Premiums while on Leave

Emergency Travel Assistance For those employees with Extended Health benefits, this document outlines, in conjunction with your Manulife Financial e-Benefits Electronic Booklet, the services covered by this benefit. Be sure to read Travelling? Stable Medical Conditions are Covered Under Your Plan

Pension Corporation

Contact Us

For more information about group benefits including enrolments, changes, terminations and general inquiries, please contact:

Renee Brown

Employee Benefits Coordinator
250-740-6219
Renee.Brown@viu.ca

Josephine McNeilly

HR Specialist, Employee Well-Being & Benefits
250-740-6432
Josephine.Mcneilly@viu.ca