The BC Services Card is designed to make it easier for B.C. residents to access provincial government services with just one card:
- Access Medical Services Plan (MSP) benefits
- Access services that need a photo ID
The BC Services Card can also be combined with a driver’s licence.
The BC Services Card is designed to keep personal information secure, taking advantage of modern card technology with advanced security features.
Plus, using ICBC's existing identity proofing and renewal processes helps keep everyone’s personal information more secure and helps prevent fraud such as identity theft or misuse of government services.
What Does This Mean for You?
- Available now
The BC Services Card for eligible B.C. residents was launched in February 2013.
- Getting a Card is Easy
Eligible adults (19 and older) can get a BC Services Card when they enrol in MSP or when they renew their driver’s licence or BCID. Children and youth under 19 do not need to renew enrolment in MSP and, if they don't have one already, are automatically issued their first Non-Photo BC Services Card when an adult on the account contacts Health Insurance BC or obtains their own BC Services Card.
Enhanced security features help protect personal information and prevent fraud.
Adults 19 to 74 years of age are required to renew enrolment in MSP. The BC Services Card has replaced the CareCard.
One card = easy access
In the future, the BC Services Card will provide easy access to many other provincial services.
- By 2018
All eligible adults must renew enrolment in MSP by February 2018 and get a BC Services Card.