Elimination of MSP Premiums for Seniors

Year
2011
Category
Health
NCLGA Ref#
B16
UBCM Ref#
C32/B106

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships

Details

WHEREAS all BC Seniors must pay Medical Services Plan (MSP) Premiums, and if MSP Premiums were eliminated BC Seniors would have more money for healthy living:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NCLGA and UBCM request the Province of BC to eliminate Medical Services Plan (MSP) Premiums for all BC Seniors.

Additional Information

UBCM Comments:

The UBCM Membership has not previously considered a resolution requesting that the Province eliminate MSP Premiums for all BC Seniors.

In BC premiums are payable for Medical Services Plan (MSP) coverage. The 2011 monthly premiums are single ($60.50); couple ($109); and family ($121). These rates apply to seniors. There is a premium assistance program available that provides premium reductions of 20% to 100% based on individual or combined couple’s net incomes. Those with incomes under $22,000 per year receive 100% premium assistance and those over $30,000 pay the full premiums