FSD 40 - Provincial health insurance premiums - dependants resident in Canada
This directive provides financial assistance to employees who incur expenses for provincial health insurance premiums on behalf of a dependant(s) resident in Canada which exceed the cost of premiums for family coverage under the Public Service Health Care Plan that would otherwise have been payable had the dependant(s) accompanied the employee to the post.
40.01 Where an employee is required to pay provincial health insurance premiums on behalf of a dependant(s) resident in Canada which exceed the cost of premiums for family coverage under the Public Service Health Care Plan that would otherwise have been payable had the dependant(s) accompanied the employee to the post, the employee may claim an allowance for the excess amount, on presentation of receipts, for a separated dependant(s):
(a) for whom the employee is receiving assistance under the provisions of FSD 18 - Special family separation assistance, or
(b) for whom the employee is being paid an education allowance(s) and/or shelter assistance under the provisions of FSD 34 - Education allowances, where such dependant(s) is/are attending an elementary, secondary or post-secondary educational institution in Canada, or
(c) who is under age 21 and who is receiving care or training in an institution in Canada by reason of a mental and/or physical infirmity or disability,
except that where a spouse or common-law partner chooses to remain in Canada for personal reasons, other than those specified under FSD 18 - Special family separation assistance, and is insured with other dependants, the cost of single coverage shall be attributed to the spouse or common-law partner and only the balance of the premium actually paid shall be eligible for inclusion in the allowance.
1. An employee may claim an allowance which represents the excess amount of the premium, as specified in Section 40.01.
2. At the time the allowance is issued, the employee will be required to certify that the allowance will be used as specified and that any changes to the anticipated costs will be reported to Post Management. Allowances may be revised accordingly.
3. Employees will be required to submit such documentation as the employer may require in order to substantiate that the allowance was used for the purpose intended.