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What items are eligible to claim on the HealthCare Spending Account?

In general, health and dental expenses are eligible for reimbursement if they are prescribed by a doctor or performed by a registered medical practitioner. As a brief summary, the types of eligible medical expenses include:

  • Prescription Drugs (with DIN #)
  • Prescription Glasses & Contacts
  • Dental and Orthodontics
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Out-of-country medical
  • Acupuncture
  • Unpaid spousal benefit coordination

Here are some examples of ineligible expenses. Please do not include these on your HealthCare Spending Account Claim submission submission:

  • Over the counter medications or generic sunglasses
  • Herbal remedies and supplements
  • Vitamins
  • Cosmetic Surgery including teeth whitening
  • Provincial Health Care plan premiums
  • Life Insurance premiums
  • Gym memberships

You can download a detailed list of eligible expenses by clicking here.