Things to know

Information provided herein is specific to St. Boniface Nurses Local 5. Please contact the Local 5 office with any questions or concerns, or when an issue first arises.

Health Spending Account

(Article 3903) Effective April 1, 2010, a Health Spending Account (HSA) was made available for eligible nurses.  In order to be eligible for the HSA, a nurse must be enrolled in the “Enhanced” Extended Health Care Plan.The HSA is only available to top up the existing benefits provided in the HEBP “Enhanced” Extended Health Benefit Plan and the HEBP Dental Plan.

The annual HSA benefit amounts currently are:

$500.00 for full-time nurses        $250.00 for part-time nurses

For the purpose of the HSA, a nurse is deemed to qualify for the full-time benefit if she/he has been paid for a minimum of 1,500 hours in the previous calendar year. Hours paid at overtime rates do not count in the annual determination of whether a nurse qualifies for the full-time benefit.

A “year” or “the annual HSA benefit” is defined as the calendar year – January 1st to December 31st.

Unutilized HSA monies are not carried over to the subsequent year.