News and Bulletins
NOTICE – TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSURE AND EXAMS POSTPONED - COVID-19
The Insurance Council of Manitoba has been monitoring and assessing developments with COVID-19. The health and safety of the public, our licensees and our staff is our priority. Council is taking special measures to ensure that we continue to provide services and carry out our role as a regulator.
Effective March 17th, 2020, the ICM offices are closed to the public. ICM will continue its business via telephone, email and online. 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.
Effective March 17th, 2020, all exams written in the ICM office are suspended for a 30-day period, up to and including April 16th, 2020. No new exam registrations are being accepted until further notice. If you have already registered for an exam, you will be contacted to re-schedule. Your exam fees will be available to you to re-schedule and attend an exam at a later date. Council will be assessing the situation on an ongoing basis, and will determine whether new exam dates may be scheduled after April 16th, 2020.
ICM will be considering extending the one-year certification expiry date as appropriate, so that candidates can write the LLQP exams once rescheduled. Further information will be available at a future date.
Please visit the ICM website for further information regarding exams, or if you have specific questions, please contact our Exam Coordinator.
ERRORS AND OMISSIONS INSURANCE:
Errors and omissions 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.