ICBC reforms prioritize access to care, remove barriers to a speedy recovery

February 06, 2020

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green Caucus supports the provincial government’s decision to reform ICBC and adopt a care-based model that will improve the well-being of British Columbians. 

“By adopting a public care-based model, our insurance will be better able to deliver top-quality care for British Columbians who are injured on the road, while also providing affordable rates for all,” said B.C. Green Party interim leader MLA Adam Olsen for Saanich-North and the Islands. 

“Government and ICBC will need to earn the trust of British Columbians as they implement this new system. It is critical that people are able to smoothly access the support and compensation they need for their recovery. This includes making sure the new system works well for the many British Columbians who do not have a family doctor.

“The inefficiency of the previous system caused undue stress and delays for accident victims. By removing the additional steps required in going to court, this model will enable British Columbians to access care quickly and in a way that is best for their recovery.

“This change will ensure that all those who are injured on the road will get the care they need to recover, without having to go to court to sue for what they require. The B.C. Green Caucus has long advocated for reforming ICBC, and the caucus welcomes the decision to adopt a public care-based model that puts people before profits.” 


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