News and Bulletins
JUNE 16, 2020 TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSURE AND EXAMS POSTPONED - COVID-19
The Insurance Council of Manitoba continues to monitor and assess developments with COVID-19. The health and safety of the public, our licensees and our staff are our priority. Council has been taking special measures to ensure that we continue to provide services and carry out our role as a regulator.
The ICM offices continue to be closed to the public, however ICM is continuing all of its business functions remotely online and via email. Telephone messages can be left for ICM staff or on the general line, however all responses will be provided via email.
PLEASE NOTE: The vast majority of licensing transactions can be submitted and completed on ICM’s online licensing portal. Please visit your dashboard in ICM’s licensing portal regularly for additional ‘News and Bulletins’ that may relate to your licence class.
ICM’s online licence renewal for agents took place during the month of May, and is continuing for adjusters during the month of June. Licence renewals through ICM took place seamlessly and without difficulty in the online environment.
The ICM office continues to be closed to the public, however we have begun limited-seating exam writing as of June 10th, and are writing multiple days per week. ICM staff are contacting the backlog of exam applicants whose exams were postponed in March and April to schedule dates. Once the backlog is cleared, the online exam registration system will then be opened to new applicants. All attendees in the ICM office for exams are required to follow public health protocols and guidelines as outlined on the ICM website.
Please visit the ICM website for further information regarding exams, or if you have specific questions, please contact our Exam Coordinator at email@example.com.
ERRORS AND OMISSIONS INSURANCE:
Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance for licence holders is a critical component to public protection. It is essential that agents and agencies continue to ensure that their E&O insurance is current and provides appropriate levels of coverage. Licensees should plan for timely completion of E&O renewals to ensure there are no gaps in coverage. Due to the changing nature of the business environment, it is strongly recommended that licensees review with their E&O provider any conditions or changes that would affect their current coverages.