Health Spending Account Guide

Purpose of This Document


This document provides general information concerning Health Spending Accounts (HSAs) offered by employers and administered by the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP). It is intended to provide a summary of the important considerations about your Health Spending Account in a convenient, easy to understand format.

Note: If a medical expense qualifies as an eligible claim through a group health, dental or vision care plan, then it is eligible under your HSA. The majority of medical expenses that qualify for an HSA fall under this category. Other medical expenses may qualify for your HSA plan.

Since Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) decides what expenses are eligible under an HSA, and since the eligibility of claims is based on personal taxation and health status, ASEBP is not in a position to confirm whether your claims of this nature are allowable under CRA rules and guidelines.

The CRA has published a list of general expenses that are eligible. Click here to view this list.

The following link provides the CRA's definition of a Health Spending Account:

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