Please share this with your faculty and staff
The provincial government is introducing the new BC Services Card in February, 2013. This card replaces the BC Care Card that provides proof of your Medical Services Plan (MSP) coverage.
Individuals between 19 and 74 years of age will be required to obtain a BC Services Card from ICBC Driver Licensing Offices starting on Feb. 15, 2013. The BC Services Card will be phased in over a five-year period, so you have until the beginning of 2018 to get the new card. Once you obtain the card, you are required to renew it every five years.
To help employees understand the new card, whether you are enrolled in MSP through UBC or not, we have information on our website at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/benefits/medical-services-plan/bc-services-card/. Full information is available from the BC Services Card website: BCServicesCard.ca.
Medical Services Plan Enrollment Not Affected
It is important to note that the new BC Services Card will not impact your Medical Services Plan (MSP) enrollment, whether you are currently enrolled in the UBC Group MSP, another Group MSP or with MSP directly. The process for enrolling in the UBC Group MSP for new employees or making changes to your UBC Group MSP coverage (for example, adding dependents or cancelling coverage) does not change.
Please share this information with employees in your Department/Faculty. Human Resources will also feature an article on the new BC Services Card in the Spring Edition of Benefits FYI, an online benefits newsletter that is distributed to over 11,000 UBC faculty and staff.