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Joint Committee on Benefits Administration


Co-Chair - Luisa Liberatore, Post-Secondary Employers' Association
Co-Chair - Zoe Towle, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC
Employer Representative - Brenda McKay, Vancouver Island University
Employer Representative - Dianne Hicks, University of the Fraser Valley
Employer Representative - Margo Kendal, Okanagan College (on leave)
Employer Representative - Jas Parmar, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (interim)
Union Representative - Heather Turner, BC Government and Service Employee's Union
Union Representative - Cam McRobb, Okanagan College
Union Representative - Ann Marie Davison, Kwantlen Polytechnic University


The Joint Committee on Benefits has a mandate to undertake tasks related to health and welfare benefits and disability benefits including:

  1. Comparison and analysis of contract administration and costs, using criteria developed by the committee.
  2. Monitoring carrier performance including receiving reports from the plan administrator(s).
  3. Revewing the cost effectiveness and quality of benefit delivery, service, and administration by carriers, including access issues.
  4. Tendering of contracts.
  5. Training for local Joint Rehabilitation Committees.

Participation in the existing Benefits User Group will continue. Participation is open to institutions that are not currently members of the Benefits User Group.

Further Information

Please see Article 9.1 of the Faculty Common Agreement for further information.