If you have implied status, your BC MSP will end on the expiry date of your current immigration document and will not be activated until you provide BC MSP with proof of your new immigration document (i.e. a copy of your study permit or post-graduation work permit). You can request continuous coverage and a reinstatement of your BC MSP by uploading the following documents along with the copy of your new immigration document on the online application portal:
- A letter written by yourself explaining your status and your request for continuing coverage, such as “I would like to request continuous coverage of BC MSP as I applied to extend my immigration documents before my BC MSP and immigration status expired”, and
- Copy of the IRCC PDF submission confirmation confirming that they received your application (available in your MyCIC account)
Requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Within 1-2 business days after submitting your documents online, call BC MSP to check on your request for continuous coverage of MSP.
If approved for continuous coverage, you will be requested to pay for the monthly health-care fees for the months in which you held implied status and any medical expenses incurred during your implied status may be eligible for reimbursement only up the fees that BC MSP will normally pay for.
If there is a gap in your BC MSP coverage during your implied status period, you are strongly recommended to obtain temporary private insurance such as the Global Campus Health Plan to cover you during the period until BC MSP is reinstated.
Depending on the length of the gap in your BC MSP coverage, you may need to re-apply for BC MSP when you obtain your valid permit and go through the approximately 3-month waiting period again, during which time you must obtain temporary private insurance.
For more information, contact BC MSP.