Increase to Postdoc Health Care Spending Account- now $250/yr

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Dear Postdocs,

We have an important (and, we think, a helpful) update about the Health Care Spending Account that was secured in our most recent round of contract negotiations.

The maximum amount has been increased from $125 per academic year to $250 per academic year (subject to the availability of funds). 

This account will cover any health-care related expense approved by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and can be used to supplement items/services not fully covered by your SunLife plan, or items that are not covered at all by the Sun Life Plan.  (Click here to see the list of types of authorized medical practitioners whose services are eligible according to the CRA.)

The link to the application form is available here.

You must currently be working as a CUPE 3906 Unit 3 Postdoc at McMaster to access the funds.

This fund is just one of the many benefits that unionized postdoctoral fellows receive by virtue of their membership in CUPE.