When to update

Update your Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) information to:

  • change your mailing address
  • change your name
  • change your marital or relationship status
  • have a new child or dependant
  • remove a dependant who longer qualifies to be on your account
  • report a death

How to update your health care card

To update your health care card account:

Step 1. Complete the form

Fill out the form that applies to you:

Step 2. Submit your form

Bring your completed form to an authorized registry agent office or send it to the AHCIP office.

Change your address

To change your address:

Children

Your children should be registered as dependants under your AHCIP account.

Children are dependants if they are:

  • single children under the age of 21 and wholly dependent on the parent(s), including adopted children, foster children (if an income tax deduction was claimed) and wards of the court
    • in cases of separation or divorce, the custodial parent registers the children
    • in cases of joint custody, children are registered on the account of one or the other parent, but not both, as agreed to by both parents
  • single children who are 21 years of age or older and wholly dependent on the parent(s) because of physical or mental disabilities
  • single children who are under 25 years of age and enrolled in 3 or more courses at an accredited school

Learn about health coverage for students.

Turning 21

If you are between 21 and under 25 years of age, single and in full-time studies at an accredited school, you may be covered on your parent/legal guardian's AHCIP account.

Your parent or guardian needs to update their health care card information with your status change. Learn about health coverage for students.

You must have your own AHCIP account if you are no longer a student, or you are a part-time student between the age of 21 and under 25 years of age.

Contact the AHCIP office to update your information.

Your personal health care number will remain the same as it was under your parent/guardian; a new card will not be issued.

Turning 65 – seniors

There are no premiums for AHCIP, regardless of age.

When you turn 65, you are eligible for additional benefits, including:

Marriage

If you are married, you and your spouse must register together under the same AHCIP account.

Interdependent relationships

Adult interdependent partners may register under the same AHCIP account or separately.

An adult interdependent partner is a person who lives together with another person in a relationship of interdependence:

  • for a continuous period of not less than 3 years
  • of some permanence, if there is a child of the relationship by birth or adoption
  • if the registrant and partner have entered into an adult interdependent partner agreement

An adult interdependent partner agreement is a written agreement between any 2 persons who are living together or intend to live together in a relationship of interdependence. Learn more in the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act.

A person may not enter into an adult interdependent partner agreement if the person:

  • is a party to an existing adult interdependent partner agreement
  • is married
  • is a minor, unless the minor is at least 16 years of age, and the minor's guardian(s) gave prior written consent

Separation or divorce

Separated spouses may register together or separately.

Divorced spouses must register separately.

Contact

Connect with the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan office.