The Health Spending Account (HSA) is an amount that you can use for payment of medical expenses not covered under your basic health and dental plans. You can find information about the HSA on the Medavie Blue Cross website at http://web.medavie.bluecross.ca/en/groups/additional-options/health-spending-accounts-hsa.
The claim year for the HSA is consistent with the academic year, running from July 1 to June 30. Claims must be submitted within 90 days of the end of the claim year (i.e. by September 30 each year). Unused balances from the HSA will carry forward for one year only, and then will be forfeited, so it is important to be sure you use all of your HSA entitlement. You can access your entire yearly allocation of $500 immediately after July 1. To see your current HSA balance, go to http://web.medavie.bluecross.ca/en/index and log into your Medavie Blue Cross account (or create an online account if you do not have one).
One of the easiest ways to make sure you use all of your HSA entitlements is to claim your health and dental plan premiums. Most DFA members pay premiums of more than $100 per month, which are automatically deducted from your paycheque and so will be in a position to claim the benefit before December, each year. By claiming your health and dental plan premiums, it will be possible to use your entire $500 benefit with one submission.
To verify the amount you have paid and to print out a proof payment, check Dal Online ( https://dalonline.dal.ca/ ) (For questions concerning access to Dal Online or other employee information please email WebforEmployees@Dal.Ca or call (902) 494-3700 between 8:30am- 5:00pm, Mon-Fri.)
Blue Cross Nova Scotia QuickPay Centres are open from Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: