How to Enrol

Under the Medicare Protection Act, enrolment with the Medical Services Plan (MSP) is mandatory for all eligible residents and their dependents.

If you are applying for a self-administered MSP account, you must complete and submit an Application for Enrolment form.

If MSP coverage is available through your employer, union or pension plan, contact that office for information about group applications. Any existing self-administered account will be cancelled by MSP when your group application is processed. 

If your employer, union or pension plan stops providing coverage under a group account and you continue to meet the eligibility requirements, a self-administered account will automatically be set up for you and you will be billed directly for premiums from that date.

Persons who have or may be eligible for MSP benefits through the First Nations Health Authority or the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation should contact those agencies.

With the introduction of the BC Services Card, it may be necessary to visit an Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) driver licensing office (DLO) to complete enrolment in MSP. If this is the case, written notice with next steps will be mailed to you.

Coverage Wait Period

New residents or persons re-establishing residence in B.C. are eligible for coverage after completing a wait period that consists of the balance of the month in which residence is established, plus two months.

Find information for new or returning residents to B.C.

Contact Information

If you have questions about your eligibility or the eligibility of your dependent(s) or how to enrol in MSP, contact Health Insurance BC for assistance.

Telephone: (604) 683-7151 (Lower Mainland)
1-800-663-7100 (Elsewhere in B.C.)
Health Insurance BC PO Box 9035 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, B.C. V8W 9E3
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