British Columbians will soon be able to renew their personal ICBC insurance policies online.
Eligible ICBC customers with policies expiring on or after May 1, 2022, will have the option to renew their policy using their computer, tablet or mobile device. While May 1 will be the official launch date, customers can renew their insurance up to 44 days earlier, meaning some people will be able to renew online as soon as March 17, 2022.
However, there are some restrictions to the renewals. Restrictions will include temporary operation permits, lapsed policies, new insurance policies, mid-term changes, cancellations, joint ownership or multiple owners, leased vehicles, motorcycles, motorhomes (RVs), collector vehicles, and commercial or fleet policies.
Changes to optional coverages will not be available online and must be completed through a broker, in person or over the phone. Besides online renewals, people can also apply for discounts, update the drivers listed on their policy and modify how they use their vehicle.
ICBC expects even more online features to be available in the future. For insurance holders, May 1 also marks the last day that B.C. drivers will be required to display a licence plate validation decal to show they have valid insurance.