Human Resources

Flex Credit index page

Making the best use of the Professional Expense Reimbursement Account, the Health Care Spending Account, and the Wellness Spending Account

Western provides many of its employees with spending accounts that can be used to cover a wide variety of expenses. These accounts may include the Professional Expense Reimbursement Account, the Health Care Spending Account, and the Wellness Spending Account.

The University also provide Flex Credits - funds that can be used to credit or increase the amount in your accounts, depending on your preference or needs.  

Important: Tax rules stipulate that you must make a decision about how much you allocate to each account in the year prior to the year the account is utilized. For instance, in November 2015 you were asked to make a decision about how you will allocate your funds for use in 2016. If you did not make a decision on how to allocate those funds by December 4, 2015, you still will receive the funds, but a default allocation was made on your behalf, and you may not change it once the deadline has passed.

To learn more about the accounts available to you, and about Flex Credits, please select your employee group from those below:

UWOFA 2016

UWOFA - Librarians & Archivists 2016

Professional & Managerial Association 2016

UWOPA 2016

Some helpful links

FAQs – An FAQ document is available for Faculty Members, and one is available for UWOPA, UWOFA-LA and PMA employees.

PER Claim Forms – choose the correct form for your employee group under the heading “Professional Development/Expense”

HCSA Claim Form – use this form to make claims against your Health Care Spending Account and Extended Health Care Benefits.

Manulife login – by logging in to your Manulife account using your Group Plan Number, your Member Number and your Manulife password, you can access information about coverage and claims, including HCSA claims. To view your current HCSA balance, choose "My Benefits", then the link that says HCSA Balance)

My Human Resources

You can go to "My Human Resources" anytime to review your Flex Credit allocations from the current and past years by choosing "Benefits", "Benefits Summary".