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.
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.