Health Care Spending Account

February 28, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: access to Greenshield will be available as of March 1, 2018. On February 28, SCETF members should have received an email with instructions for registering their accounts at

What expenses are eligible for the SCETF Health Care Spending Account?

The following information is provided as a guide/reference only, all members should  confirm eligibility with Greenshield Canada prior to purchase or service.

Paramedical Professionals whose services are considered eligible by the Canada Revenue Agency

**When reading the chart ensure that you are making sure they are eligible in Ontario.

Common medical expenses and their eligibility

When reading the chart please note that the eligibility of the expense is noted in the first column.

February  2, 2018

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 Bigham, Mark Butt, Monica Goodfellow, Nathan 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 were held at the SCETF Office to provide information on health care spending accounts.  The same information was 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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