Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents

Note: Both Primary Insurance and Secondary Insurance are required.

Note: Both Primary Insurance and Secondary Insurance are required.

PRIMARY INSURANCE

Canadian students who do not plan to take up permanent residence in BC may be able to remain on your home province's medical plan. Check with your home province

If you are not able to remain on your home province‚Äôs coverage, you must apply for the BC's Medical Services Plan.

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident moving to Canada, you must apply for the BC's Medical Services Plan. You must also ensure that you have medical insurance during the waiting period coverage gap.

Cost: $75/ month ($300/ term)*
Enrollment: Need to apply
More Info: BC MSP website

PREMIUM ASSISTANCE:

Cost: Varies depending on income
Enrollment: Need to apply
More Info: Regular Premium Assistance 

Common Questions:

What is BC Medical Services Plan (MSP)?

Students staying in BC for 6 months or longer are required to enrol in the British Columbia Medical Services Plan under the Medicare Protection Act. There is a wait period of 2-3 months for newcomers. In order to be covered during the wait period you may purchase a private medical insurance plan through guard.me.

BC MSP provides primary medical coverage such as:

  • services provided by a doctor
  • X-rays, lab tests (as required by a doctor) 
  • emergency dental and oral surgery in hospital

How and when can I apply for MSP?

To apply for BC MSP, complete the MSP Application online at this website.

You may also complete the MSP Application for Enrolment form by mail and mail it directly to BC MSP OR submit it to the ISS Office (MBC 1200) during the following period:

Summer term 2017: May 1- 30

We will no longer be mailing the BC MSP applications for Fall 2017. We recommend that you apply online.

Please note there is a wait period of 2-3 months for newcomers. In order to be covered during the wait period you may purchase a private medical insurance plan through guard.me.

How does BC MSP work?

Once enrolled, BC MSP will mail you a BC Services Card along with an invoice to pay. Payments may be made monthly or in advance. Payments are made directly to BC MSP, not through SFU.

When visiting a health clinic or hospital, you will be asked to show your BC Services Card as proof of enrollment. You will not be required to pay for the visit, they will bill BC MSP directly. 

SECONDARY INSURANCE

Do you already have an equivalent secondary insurance plan? OPT OUT of the SFSS Health and Dental Plan.

Cost: $267.75/ academic year (Enhanced Plan) or $207.91/ academic year (Basic Plan)*
Enrollment: Automatic (except if entering in summer term)
More Info: SFSS Health and Dental Plan website

Common Questions:

What is the SFSS Health and Dental Plan?

The undergraduate Simon Fraser Student Society Health and Dental Plan is in place to complement primary medical coverage (ie. MSP). Services not covered by primary coverage (ie. vision and dental care) are included in the SFSS plan.

How and when can I opt out of the SFSS Health and Dental Plan?

You may opt out of the SFSS health plan if you have existing secondary coverage in BC. To opt out, you will be required to upload proof of coverage on the SFSS Health and Dental website during the Change-of-Coverage Period. This will be during the first two weeks of each term. This is also the period where you can opt down from the Enhanced Plan to the Basic Plan.

Please visit their website for more information. 

How can I make claims?

Use the claim forms on the SFSS Health and Dental website to complete your request. Original payment receipts must be mailed with the form(s).

Please allow up to two weeks for claims to be processed. 

For claim forms and more information, please visit the SFSS Health and Dental website

*prices are subject to change without notice