Setting Up a Group Plan

Residents of British Columbia are required, by law, to enroll themselves and their family members with the Medical Services Plan (MSP).

Many employers, unions, pension plans, etc., administer a group plan for their members. It is not, however, mandatory to do so.

Terms and Conditions

If you want to administer MSP benefits for your members, please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Complete and sign a Third Party Registration form. Incomplete forms will be returned.
  2. Have each employee (minimum of two required) complete an Application for Group Enrolment, paying particular attention to the residency requirements for benefits. The STATUS IN CANADA section must be completed for all persons listed on the application.
  3. Submit the above to Health Insurance BC, to the attention of New Company Registration.

When the above-mentioned are received and approved, Health Insurance BC (HIBC) will assign you a group number. HIBC will also send out a letter confirming registration, along with information on how to access the Group Procedure Guide and Group Forms online.

Your group plan administrator is responsible for notifying HIBC of any changes to those covered under the group plan and HIBC assumes no responsibility for the failure of the administrator to do so. To retain eligibility, a minimum of two members with active MSP coverage, who are not in the same family structure, must be maintained at all times.

After you are registered we recommend that you sign up for MSP Direct, a business service that allows group administrators to make on-line adjustments on behalf of their members.