Health Care Spending Accounts

The SCETF Ad-Hoc Benefits Committee established at the 2017 SCETF Annual Meeting is now in place.  As per the Terms of Reference for this committee, Janet BighamMark ButtMonica GoodfellowNathan Klaassen and Donnie Mills are the five members of this committee.  The SCETF Ad-Hoc Benefits Committee makes recommendations to the SCETF Executive on the use of the SCETF surplus benefit funds. 

On recommendation from the SCETF Ad-Hoc Benefits Committee, the SCETF Executive has approved Health Care Spending Accounts for members effective March 1, 2018.  A health care spending account is a pre-determined amount of money provided at the beginning of each benefit year for medical and dental expenses incurred once coverage through the ETFO ELHT (ETFO Employee Life and Health Trust) has been exhausted, that are CRA approved. Claims are submitted by employees and reimbursed in a similar fashion to a conventional benefits plan. 

Two All-Member Information Meetings will be held at the SCETF Office to provide information on health care spending accounts.  The same information will be presented at each meeting.

Thursday, February 1st at 5 pm at the SCETF Office at #1 – 351 King Street, Barrie

 Tuesday, February 6th at 4:30 pm at the SCETF Office at #1 – 351 King Street, Barrie

At each of the all-member information meeting, representatives from Green Shield Canada or J & D Benefits will be providing information on the new health care spending accounts including how to register for your account, what health and dental expenditures can be claimed and how to submit your claims.

As well, information about the health care spending accounts will be sent to members by email starting Monday, January 29th.  Currently, the plan is to have members register for their health care spending account on-line between January 28th and February 9th, 2018 with the health care spending account being active as of March 1st, 2018.

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