Left Navigation BC Auto Insurance BC drivers pay more for auto insurance than any others in Canada. And prices are expected to continue rising in the years ahead, according to ICBC’s latest financial statements. Reforming ICBC and bringing competition to the market would save drivers money and make auto insurance in BC more affordable. BC drivers deserve better auto insurance. Get the facts. #BetterAutoInsuranceBCA new report found that BC drivers pay up to 60% more for auto insurance than their neighbours in Alberta, and will continue to pay more despite BC and Alberta having substantially similar auto insurance systems as of April 1. To help illustrate the impact on individual drivers, here are 15 driver profiles that directly compare the price of auto insurance for similar drivers across both provinces. To see the full report click here, Comparison of Auto Insurance in BC and AlbertaA recent report shows that drivers in BC could save up to $325 annually if ICBC’s monopoly ended and the market opened to competition. Click to see the full report, The Benefits of Competition in the Provision of Automobile Insurance in BC.The average driver in BC now pays $1,832 every year for their auto insurance – the highest in Canada. ICBCABSKMBONQCNLNSNBPEIAverage Premium Cost $1,832$1,316$1,235$1,080$1,505$717$1,168$891$867$816 Average Premium CostICBC$1,832AB$1,316SK$1,235MB$1,080ON$1,505QC$717NL$1,168NS$891NB$867PEI$816Source: GISA & MSA data for private insurers (as of December 31, 2018), SGI Annual Report (2018), MPI Annual Report (2017), Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ), and ICBC Service Plan (2019).*Manitoba figure is from 2017 due to 2018 not being available.Now, more than ever, it is time for change … and choice.In a recent poll, 82% of British Columbians say they want more choice in auto insurance. They've run out of patience with the province's auto insurance system and want more choice. BC drivers deserve to be able to choose the auto insurance provider that best meets their needs, at the best price. Competition provides a powerful incentive for any company to keep prices down and to deliver the best customer service possible. Auto insurance is no exception to this rule.Ending the ICBC monopoly and opening the marketplace to competition is the most effective way to deliver better costs to consumers and drive innovation to better meet the needs of BC drivers. The experience that Canada's private insurance companies have gained in other provinces can help to improve the affordability of auto insurance in BC. BC Auto Insurance – FAQs All About Auto InsuranceRegardless of where you live in Canada, auto insurance is required by law. You are not authorized to drive without it. Related ServicesBC Drivers Eager for More Choice in Auto InsuranceFebruary 4, 2019 (VANCOUVER) – In light of the recent challenges in British Columbia’s (BC’s) Crown auto insurance system, the province’s drivers have a clear message: They want more choice. Auto Insurance Attitudes in British ColumbiaA new poll conducted for IBC shows that 82% of British Columbians want more choice in auto insurance and favour competition over any other solution. Understanding Auto InsuranceAuto insurance is required by law across Canada. It covers the owner/driver, passengers, pedestrians and property involved in a vehicle collision. Useful LinksInsurance BasicsWithout insurance, driving a car, buying a home or starting a business would be an unaffordable risk.Insurance-Buying TipsInsurance is a significant investment. Before you purchase coverage, getting answers to key questions can help you make informed decisions. Crisis ManagementIf you find yourself in a crisis situation, never admit liability. Facility AssociationFacility Association’s mission is to administer the automobile insurance residual markets, enhance market stability, and guarantee the availability of automobile insurance to those eligible to obtain it.