COVID-19: ICBC takes steps to reduce financial hardship for drivers
17 April 2020
As a valued stakeholder, we want to keep you updated on actions ICBC is taking to help customers manage the financial impacts of COVID-19 during these difficult times.
- Fleet customers now have the option to suspend their insurance instead of cancelling their plates. We are waiving the new plate fee when re-plating or adding a new vehicle to their fleet.
- For non-fleet customers, we are waiving cancellation and plating fees associated with cancelling and re-plating at a later date.
- ICBC customers — including volunteers — will now be able to use their vehicles for the delivery of essential goods, such as food or medical products and services, without changing their insurance or paying a higher premium.
- Customers whose learner driver’s licences (Class 5-8) expire during the pandemic will not have to pay the fee for the first knowledge test once testing resumes.
In partnership with the provincial government, we issued a news release that outlines details of these temporary changes. We also update our COVID-19 website with the most current information available, and we encourage you to check this site regularly.For more information or if you have any questions, please contact your Autoplan broker.