Health and Dental Benefits

If your marital status changes due to a divorce (or dissolution of common-law relationship), you must remove your spouse from your extended health care plan and dental plan as they are no longer considered an eligible dependent. Your spouse can remain covered under your plan so long as you remain legally married. This would include any time you and your spouse are separated, until such a time as your divorce is finalized.

Life insurance

When your marital status changes due to marriage, divorce (or dissolution of common-law relationship) or you become widowed, review your beneficiary designations for your basic group life insurance and your optional life insurance (if applicable).  Premiums paid after a divorce or dissolution of a common-law relationship will not be refunded.

Getting divorced does not automatically change your beneficiary from your spouse, and it is your responsibility to ensure any updates to your beneficiaries are completed.

Pension

Under Saskatchewan pension legislation, your spouse must be named as your primary beneficiary for pension, unless your spouse completes a spouse’s waiver of pre-retirement survivor benefit form. If your marital status changes due to a divorce (or dissolution of common-law relationship), you must contact the Pensions office in order to have your pension beneficiary changed. If you require a valuation of your pension assets for separation purposes, please contact the Pensions office.

Wellness

The decision to end a relationship and go your separate ways can be one of the most emotionally challenging choices of your life. The U of S's Employee and Family Assistance Program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need including:

  • Confidential emotional support
  • Legal guidance
  • Financial resources

Resources

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Getting Help

Room E180 Administration Building
University of Saskatchewan
105 Administration Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A2

 (306) 966-6633
 (306) 966-2036
 pension@usask.ca

ConnectionPoint 

Types of questions ConnectionPoint can assist with:

Online support
(306) 966-2000
1-844-697-4865 
 connectionpoint@usask.ca
Virtual one-on-one support

Come see us in person
Arts Building, Room 258
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm (closed 12-1 pm)

Employee and Family Assistance Program

USask's Employee and Family Assistance Program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need.

Free and confidential support services include:

  • Confidential emotional support
  • Work-life solutions
  • Legal guidance
  • Financial resources
  • Physical health coaching 

1-855-575-1740 (toll-free)