Your union secured a $25,000/yr healthcare spending account for unionized post-doctoral fellows in our last round of collective bargaining during the summer of 2016.
The maximum amount has been increased from $125 per academic year to $250 per academic year (subject to the availability of funds). This change to $250 will be made effective as of January 1, 2019. For those of you who have already made a claim, we can’t back date the claim, but you’ll receive additional money effective January 1, 2019 (to a maximum of $250 over the academic year).
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.)
To apply, you must fill out and sign the claim form, attach original receipts, and drop off the claim to our office at KTH B111. Eligible claims will be paid via cheque to the address you provide on the form.
Forms are available here: CUPE 3906 Unit 3 Postdoctoral HS Claim Form.
For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org