Insurance policies

ICBC will soon accept online insurance policy renewals and eliminate the requirement for license plate stickers

The BC government-owned insurance company plans to spare policyholders the trouble of visiting brokerages.

Today (February 14), ICBC said ‘eligible’ customers may have the option to renew their policies on a computer, tablet or mobile device.

The official launch of this initiative is May 1, but the Crown insurer says some will be able to do so as early as March 17.

“We know that online insurance renewals are something our customers have been waiting for, and we’re happy to report that we’re on track to have this option going live next month,” the president said. and ICBC CEO Nicolas Jimenez in a press release. “Online insurance renewals add to the growing number of digital options available to customers, providing more convenience, choice and flexibility for British Columbians.”

After the pandemic was declared, ICBC allowed policyholders to renew by phone and email.

May 1 will also be the last day motorists must display a license plate validation sticker.

ICBC is investing $1 million in a program that helps law enforcement officials detect unlicensed and uninsured drivers.

“Working through the RCMP, BC Police Services will improve and expand the automatic license plate recognition program that exists today,” said the minister responsible for ICBC, Mike Farnworth, in the press release.

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec and the Northwest Territories have already gotten rid of these decals, according to the press release.