7.13 Assurance (Plan Z)

General Policy Description

The Assurance Plan provides 100% coverage of any included product for any eligible beneficiary.

Policy Details

Patient eligibility

Individuals must be residents of British Columbia and have active Medical Services Plan (MSP) coverage.

Individuals who have completed the MSP application process, but who have not yet completed the MSP waiting period, are eligible for Plan Z coverage on an exceptional basis. A pharmacist must complete the Exceptional Plan Z Coverage form and fax to PharmaCare Special Authority at 1-855-812-1071 for processing.

Product coverage

Products covered under Plan Z are subject to the Full Payment Policy (see Section 5.10). Providers may not charge patients any costs associated with the dispense of products covered under Plan Z.