ICBC Receives More than 100 Wildfire Vehicle Damage Claims
Prince George, B.C.- The Insurance Corporation of B.C. has already received 124 claims for vehicles damaged by flames or smoke during this season’s unprecedented wildfires.
ICBC says most of the claims were related to extreme heat and smoke damage, with some vehicles even rendered as total losses.
So far, the claims have cost ICBC approximately $500,000.
“Our goal is to be as responsive as possible to our customers who are caught in these unfortunate situations,” said Mark Blucher, ICBC’s president and CEO. “We have insurance and claims experts who are focused on responding to our customers’ needs and supporting our brokers under these trying circumstances.”
ICBC has made some changes to its policies to assist customers on evacuation alerts :
Customers whose ICBC comprehensive insurance coverage has recently expired will still be able to purchase this coverage in most situations. Contact your Autoplan broker for more details.
Customers who already have, or have previously purchased, ICBC optional coverage, or who have never insured a vehicle in B.C., will be able to purchase full ICBC optional coverage for their newly acquired vehicle.