Medical Services Plan (MSP) Rate Changes

The Medical Services Plan (MSP) is the provincial government program that covers medically required services provided by physicians and supplementary healthcare practitioners, laboratory services and diagnostic procedures. Recently, the British Columbia Ministry of Health has announced that the calculation of MSP rates has been updated.

Effective January 1, 2017, MSP monthly premiums will be assessed based on the number of adults covered. The MSP premium rate for one adult (with or without children) will be $75.00 per month and the premium rate for two adults (with or without children) will be twice the amount of the single adult rate at $150.00 per month.

Current Rate Structure and Premium Rate Structure and Premium
Effective January 1, 2017
Single

(1 individual)

$75.00 1 Adult $75.00
Couple

(2 or more individuals)

$136.00 1 Adult & 1 Child $75.00
2 Adults $150.00
Family

(3 or more individuals)

$150.00 1 Adult & 2 or more Children $75.00
2 Adults & 1 or more Child $150.00