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Benefits Eligibility

Eligibility for payroll-related benefits for those on research, grant or contract appointments is dependent on the type
of appointment. The following chart describes various types of contract appointments and provides the information necessary to determine the eligibility status of contract employees for payroll benefits. Information on eligibility for other benefits (i.e., tuition assistance program) is provided in the Queen's Support Staff Manual. 

Research, Grant and Contract Appointments Queen's Pension Semi-private Supplementary Medical Life Insurance LTD Dental
Full-time contract appointments extending beyond 12 months Yes, mandatory 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Part-time contract appointments extending beyond 12 months Yes, optional after 2 years 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes, one year after date of original appointment Yes
Part-time contract appointments of less than 12 months No Yes Yes Yes No No
Full-time contract 12-month appointment No 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full-time contract appointment of less than 12 months No 3 Yes Yes Yes No 4 No 4

1 All staff appointed to a full-time contract position on or after January 1, 1995, will be required to join the pension plan as soon as the appointment extends beyond one year.

2 Part-time contract employees are eligible to join the pension plan upon completion of 24 months of continuous service if 35% of YMPE earned, or worked at least 700 hours in each of the 2 immediately preceding consecutive calendar years.

3 However, should an employee receive a further appointment which will extend beyond one year from the original appointment date, they will be required to join the pension plan. Full-time term appointments shall have the option to join the plan from the original date of hire.

4 Should an employee receive a further appointment which will extend beyond one year from the original appointment date, they will be eligible to join the LTD and dental plans effective on the renewal date.

Queen's Human Resources
Fleming Hall, Stewart-Pollock Wing
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6.
T: 613.533.2070 | F: 613.533.6196
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