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Make a Payment

There are several ways you can pay your MSP Premiums in British Columbia:

Pre-Authorized Debit Payments (automatic monthly withdrawal)
By Telephone or Internet Banking
Online by Credit Card
In Person - Government Agents/Service BC
In Person - Bank, Credit Union or Trust Company
By Mail
By Post-Dated Cheque
Receipts
Tracing a Payment
Failure to Pay

 Pre-Authorized Debit Payments (automatic monthly withdrawal)

We are pleased to offer pre-authorized debit payments.

Please complete an Application for Pre-Authorized Debit by:

  • Complete all required areas on the Pre-Authorized Debit form
  • Sign completed form
  • Include a void cheque (do not staple to form)

To mail the completed form, please send to:

Revenue Services of British Columbia
PO BOX 9448 STN PROV GOVT
VICTORIA BC  V8W 9V7

Or, you can send the completed signed form and a void cheque via fax to
250-405-4414. Please do not mail the original if sending by fax.

If you require more information or need assistance completing this form, please call Revenue Services of British Columbia at:

All areas of B.C. (toll-free): 1 877 405-4909

 By Telephone or Internet Banking

Payment of premiums by telephone or Internet (electronic banking) is available through most financial institutions that operate in B.C. You can pay bills by telephone or electronic banking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Payment by telephone or electronic banking is transmitted overnight and, in most cases, is posted to your account within two business days, with exception to payments made on Fridays and Saturdays, which are transmitted overnight on Sunday.

When a payment is made by electronic banking, your financial institution may immediately return a confirmation or reference number to you. Please make note of this number and other payment details to ensure your payment can be traced, if necessary.

Getting Started

If you are interested in telephone or electronic banking, please contact your financial institution directly to learn more on how these services work and whether these services are available to you.

Instructions may vary from one financial institution to another. Your financial institution also offers technical support and should be consulted directly if technical difficulties arise.

Payee/Merchant Type

When paying your MSP invoice through telephone or electronic banking, please be sure to select MSP-RSBC as the payee/merchant type.

If you are unable to locate this payee name using telephone banking or electronic, please contact your financial institution directly for assistance.

Account Number

Your MSP-RSBC account number contains twelve digits and begins with X36.  When setting up for telephone or internet banking, your account number must be registered as it appears on the top of your invoice (example: X36012345678).

Incorrect payment made or payment applied to the wrong account

MSP cannot reverse your telephone or electronic banking transaction. Please contact your financial institution directly with the confirmation/reference number for assistance.
If, after tracing your payment, you would like to request a refund, or a transfer between two MSP accounts, please contact us with details.

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 Online by Credit Card

Payment by credit card is available online at https://www.revenueservicesbc.gov.bc.ca/pn or by telephone at 1-866-361-5050.

You can pay your invoice/bill by credit card online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Online payments will usually be applied to your account within two business days.

When a payment is made by credit card online, a Credit Card Payment Receipt is returned to you. Please keep a copy of the Credit Card Payment Receipt for your record. The details contained on the Credit Card Payment Receipt will be required to ensure your payment can be traced, if necessary. Revenue Services of British Columbia does not store credit card numbers.

Accepted Credit Cards

  • Visa,
  • MasterCard, or
  • Amex

Account Number

Your RSBC account number for MSP contains twelve digits and begins with X36. When paying by credit card, your account number must be registered as it appears on the top of your invoice (example: X36012345678).

Incorrect Payment Made or Payment Applied to the Wrong Account

RSBC can only reverse a credit card transaction on the day the payment was made, if the payment was made over the phone. Please contact us if you require a same day payment reversal. If you require a reversal for a payment made at an earlier date, or a payment made online, please contact your financial institution directly with the confirmation/reference number for assistance.
If, after tracing your payment, you would like to request a refund, or a transfer between two RSBC accounts, please contact us with details.

 In Person - Government Agents/Service BC

You can pay your MSP invoice in person at any Government Agents/Service BC (opens in new window) using your bank card, credit card, personal cheque, cash or money order.

You must use your MSP-RSBC account number, which consists of twelve digits and is located on the top of your MSP invoice.

For a payment to be reflected on your next bill, payment must be made a minimum of two business days before the due date indicated on your MSP bill.


 In Person - Bank, Credit Union or Trust Company

You can pay your MSP invoice at most banks, credit unions, trust companies or automated tellers in B.C.

Please note a fee for this service may be levied by your financial institution. These fees may vary between financial institutions.

For a payment to be reflected on your next bill, payment must be made a minimum of five business days before the due date indicated on your MSP bill.

Please be aware that smaller financial institutions may hold payments until a volume or dollar amount has been reached. Please confirm with your financial institution to ensure your payment will be processed by the due date indicated on your MSP bill.


 By Mail

Please mail your cheque or money order to:

Medical Services Plan
PO BOX 9085 STN PROV GOVT
VICTORIA BC  V8W 9E4

Do not mail cash. Revenue Services of British Columbia is not responsible for missing cash payments and will be unable to assist you in locating a missing payment. Please do not staple your payment to your invoice.

Please allow a minimum of eight business days for mail delivery through Canada Post. Payments made using this method are normally applied against your MSP account within two business days of receipt of the payment.


 By Post-Dated Cheque

Post-dated cheques on file will be posted to your account on the date of the cheque or the first business day following this date.

An invoice is produced if the payment could not be applied to your account prior to the invoice being prepared or the amount of the payment is less than the minimum payment due.

If the amount of your post-dated cheque differs from the minimum payment due, payment for the difference is required by the due date indicated on your MSP bill.

If a post-dated cheque has not been applied to your account within five days of the cheque date, please contact us.

Cancelling Post-Dated Cheques

Please contact Revenue Services of British Columbia directly to cancel your
post-dated cheques.

We will not be able to stop cheques from being cashed if less than 30 working days' notice is received.

 Receipts

MSP does not issue receipts for premiums paid; please keep the following as record of payment:

your cancelled cheque, or
the sender's copy of a money order, or
the confirmation number provided by your financial institution, if making a telephone or Internet payment

 Tracing a Payment

If you have paid your MSP invoice within the required timeframe and have confirmed that your payment has not been received, please see the Tracing a Payment section of our website for assistance.

 Failure to Pay

All B.C. residents are required to be enrolled for provincial health care benefits under the Medical Services Plan and are billed a monthly premium for this coverage, unless eligible for 100 per cent premium assistance.

Due dates for payment of premiums are indicated on the front of your MSP invoice.

If you are unable to pay, please see Financial Assistance Programs for assistance that maybe available to you. Failure to remit premiums does not constitute notification for cancellation of enrolment and collection action will be initiated to collect the outstanding balance owed.

 

 
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