Retirement health coverage premiums

Find out the cost of retirement health coverage.

Medical Services Plan premiums

Medical Services Plan (MSP) premium rates are set by the provincial government. 

The monthly MSP rates as of January 1, 2018, are:

One adult Two adults in a family



The January 1, 2017, were:

One adult Two adults in a family



Note: rates are subject to change.

You must be a resident of BC to qualify for MSP coverage; visit the MSP website for conditions of residency.

If your net income and your spouse’s net income (combined) from all sources is low enough, you may be eligible for premium assistance. MSP will verify your income with Canada Revenue Agency to confirm you are eligible. Contact Health Insurance BC to see if you are eligible and learn how to apply.


External links for retirement health coverage

Green Shield Canada

Medical Services Plan of BC

Related links for retirement health care premiums


Planning for retirement

Applying for your pension