Medical Services Plan
Effective Jan. 1, 2018, current rates for MSP Premiums will be reduced by 50 per cent for all British Columbians. There is no need to apply for this reduction: premium amounts will be automatically adjusted.
Through the Regular Premium Assistance Program, effective Jan. 1, 2018, families with an annual adjusted net income of $26,000 or less will pay no MSP premiums at all (a $2,000 increase from the current $24,000).
In Canada, public health insurance is available to eligible residents. Canadian citizens and permanent residents can apply for provincial health insurance.
In B.C., public health insurance is called the Medical Services Plan – or MSP. It covers the cost of medically-necessary insured doctor services.
For information on MSP services for B.C. residents, group plan administrators, and medical and health-care practitioners, please see the following sections:
MSP Monthly Rates (Premiums)
In B.C., residents pay monthly MSP rates (premiums), which help meet a portion of the costs of B.C.’s health-care system. Each month, you will be sent an invoice for the premiums you owe for the next month.
Health Insurance BC administers MSP on behalf of the Ministry of Health and can answer your questions about medical coverage. For contact information, visit the resident, administrator or practitioner section links above.