No more Medical Service Plan premiums as of January 1, 2020
The BC government is eliminating Medical Service Plan (MSP) premiums starting January 1, 2020.
What you need to do
Update your payroll system to align with Health Insurance BC’s (HIBC’s) system starting January 1, 2020.
For employees who end employment before January, continue to pay premiums until the end of December. HIBC will send you an invoice.
What your employees need to do
In preparation, all of your employees should keep their contact information—especially if they have or are about to move—up to date in My Account. (Alternatively, if they provide you with their current address, please pass it on to us.)
Employees retiring before January 1, 2020 will need to complete the MSP application form available in My Account in August 2019.
HIBC will automatically create a self-administered MSP account for each of your retiring employees and their dependants. It’s important they keep their current address on file until January 1, 2020.