At MacEwan University, we realize that not all employees have the same needs. That’s why we offer a flexible benefits plan that is designed to fit a range of needs, preferences and lifestyles. MacEwan’s new flexible benefits plan will replace the current plan starting January 1, 2018.
- Choose from multiple coverage options
- Make new selections each year as needs change
- Manage benefits with user-friendly online tools
New benefit-eligible employees are covered by flexible benefits plan beginning on the first day of their employment. Check the Collective Agreements and Employment Policy for Out of Scope Employees for eligibility details.
The flexible benefits plan provides a range of health and dental options together with comprehensive insurance coverage so that employees can make choices that support personal
wellness and optimal health—whatever that means to each employee and their family.
The flexible benefits plan includes five main areas of coverage:
1. Health care coverage
- Prescription drugs
- Medical services and supplies
- Vision and paramedical services
2. Dental care coverage
- Basic services
- Major services
- Orthodontic care
3. Insurance coverage
- Life insurance
- Disability insurance
- Critical illness insurance
- Travel insurance
4. Health Spending Account (HSA) and Wellness Spending Account
5. Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
Download the EFAP brochure for more information.
Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) - Provided by Great West Life and administered by Shepell, this service provides employees with confidential and professional assistance to help employees and their families to resolve a variety of lifestyle problems or challenges.
Vacation and Sick Leave - MacEwan offers vacation and sick leave benefits for eligible employees. For more information on eligibility for each employment category, visit our Associations and Policies page.
MacEwan University Sport and Wellness - Interested in learning to swim or participating in an exercise class? MacEwan employees receive a membership discount at the Sport and Wellness. You will have access to our fitness area, pool, steams rooms and 40-person hot tub, our gymnasium and squash/racquetball courts.
Professional Development - MacEwan University is a true learning culture, and it is reflected in the total benefits package offered to employees of the university - for more information, see Professional Development at MacEwan.
Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) - An integral part of any total compensation package, a pension plan is one of the most valuable assets that an employer can provide its employees.
MacEwan offers the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) to all eligible employees. A defined benefit plan, based on both employee and employer contributions, your pension at retirement is a based upon a formula that includes your length of pensionable service and your highest five-year average pensionable salary.