MSP premium coverage is included in some company’s benefits packages for employees. When you begin or end working for a company that offers this benefit, there are a few things that you need to do to ensure there are no interruptions in MSP coverage for you and your dependents. Every company that provides MSP premium coverage to its employees has a Group Plan Administrator who is responsible for informing Health Insurance BC of account changes. Talk to the Group Plan Administrator at your company for assistance.
Starting a Job with Group Plan Administration of MSP
When you start a new job that includes MSP premium coverage as an employee benefit, your company’s Group Plan Administrator will provide you with an Application for Group Enrolment form. You must complete this form and return it to your Group Plan Administrator. They will submit it to Health Insurance BC on your behalf. Health Insurance BC will cancel your previous account when you and your dependents are added to the new group plan.
After you and your dependents are added to the group plan, you may still receive a bill or collections letter for MSP premiums in the mail. Please check the period of coverage on your bill or collections letter. If you owe premiums from before the new employer started paying them, then you will still need to pay that amount. If you have received a collections letter for the period covered by the new employer, call 1-877-405-4909.
Leaving a Job with Group Plan Administration of MSP
If your company has provided MSP premium coverage for you and your dependents and you stop working for that company, you will no longer be eligible to remain on this group plan. A new self-administered account will be set up automatically when your group account is cancelled, and you will be billed for premiums. If you do not receive a premium billing notice within 90 days of leaving your job and you have not qualified for a 100 per cent premium subsidy, contact Health Insurance BC.
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