Eligibility

Healthcare and Dental Plans

These are two separate plans; the HEB Manitoba Healthcare Plan, and the HEB Manitoba Dental Plan. Not all employers participate in both plans.

If you are a full-time or part-time employee (permanent, temporary or term) at a participating Manitoba healthcare facility, you must enrol in either or both of the HEB Manitoba Healthcare and/or Dental Plans. Participation in these Plans is a condition of employment, and you must enrol according to your true family status. The effective date of coverage is the first day of the month following your date of hire or status change to an eligible full-time or part-time position.

If you have coverage under an alternate group healthcare and/or dental plan, you may elect to waive coverage in either or both of the HEB Manitoba Healthcare and/or Dental Plans, or elect to coordinate your other benefit coverage with HEB Manitoba benefit coverage. If you choose to waive coverage under the HEB Manitoba Plan(s) due to coverage under an alternate group plan, you will not be permitted to join the HEB Manitoba Plan(s) at a later date unless you lose coverage under the alternate group plan.

Casual employees are not eligible to participate in the HEB Manitoba Healthcare or Dental Plans.

Healthcare Spending Account (HSA)

To be eligible for an HSA, you must be a member of the HEB Manitoba Healthcare Plan.

The HSA started in April 2010 for eligible employees who became a member of the Healthcare Plan on March 1, 2010 or earlier.

If you become a member of the HEB Manitoba Healthcare Plan on or after April 1, 2010, your HSA will be effective the first day of the month following one year of participation in the HEB Manitoba Healthcare Plan.

You will receive either the full-time or part-time benefit amount, based on the number of regular paid hours worked (excluding overtime) during the months you participated in the HEB Manitoba Healthcare Plan in the previous calendar year.

  • If you were paid for 1,500 or more regular hours (excluding overtime) in the previous calendar year, you will be entitled to the full-time HSA benefit amount.
  • If you were paid for less than 1,500 regular hours (excluding overtime) in the previous calendar year, you will be entitled to the part-time HSA benefit amount.

A review of hours will be done at the end of each year to determine which HSA benefit amount (full-time or part-time) you are eligible to receive in January of the following year.

The HSA benefit year is January to December.

Determining the HSA Benefit Amount for 2011 or Later

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