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.
It is important to note that the new BC Services Card will notimpact 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.
Effective Dec. 1, 2010, CUPE 2278 combined with the M&P employee group for the Disability Benefit Plan. Information on the combined Disability Benefit Plan can be found at the Disability Benefit Plan page for both employee groups. Please note that no changes have been made to the plan from the M&P perspective.