Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) Eligible Expenses

At the beginning of each calendar year, all eligible employees in our contractual bargaining units receive a credit into their Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) through the Alberta Blue Cross benefits provider.

The Union receives many questions about what kinds of items can be claimed through the HCSA. We are providing the following website links to where you can search to see what items are covered.

HCSA Eligible Expenses

You can claim any item or service allowed under the Income Tax Act of Canada as a medical expense.

CRA’s ‘Eligible medical expenses you can claim on your tax return’

For example, your HCSA is available for unpaid balances or expenses not covered under your other benefit plans. You can claim vision care expenses, prescription drug expenses, dental, benefit premiums, etc.

You can also claim payments to qualified medical practitioners.

 CRA’s ‘Authorized medical practitioners for the purposes of the medical expense tax credit’