Memo: Changes to Extended Health plan Health Spending Account for CUPE 116 employees effective Jan. 1, 2020 (Dec. 4, 2019)

Date: Dec. 4, 2019
To: CUPE 116 employees enrolled in the Extended Health plan
From: UBC Human Resources and CUPE 116
Subject: Changes to Extended Health plan Health Spending Account for CUPE 116 employees effective Jan. 1, 2020


As a result of collective bargaining the following extended health plan change will be implemented on January 1, 2020:

Old New – Effective
January 1, 2020
Health Spending Account (HSA) Annual credit of $250 Annual credit of $350

What kind of medical and dental expenses can I claim under my HSA?

Your HSA benefit can be used for many expenses that are either not covered or are only partially covered by UBC’s Extended Health and Dental plans.

Here are some examples of eligible expenses you can claim under your HSA:

  • The $25 annual deductible for Extended Health;
  • Extended Health and Dental claims that you were not fully reimbursed for due to plan limitations such as maximums and reasonable and customary charges or unpaid portions due to coinsurance (for example, if Sun Life covers 80% of your prescription drug claim, you can claim the 20% portion that you pay);
  • Medical expenses not covered under the Extended Health and Dental plan, but considered eligible medical expenses by the Canada Revenue Agency (for example, physician fees for completing forms/reports; and insurance premiums for private health or dental care coverage including out-of-country coverage).

For additional information

For more information about CUPE 116’s Health Spending Account, please visit: CUPE 116 – Health Spending Account.

Questions?

If you have other questions about this memo, please email benefitsinfo@hr.ubc.ca.