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Annual Filings


Please note, due to volume, your annual filing may take up to 10 business days from receipt of payment to process. Payment received by Credit Card will not immediately update your Next Filing Date to June 1, 2019. Your filing will be processed by Council after receipt of payment and within 10 business days.

  1. ONLINE FILING FORM using a credit card - Please note, you will leave Council's website and be redirected to another secure website.

    OR

  2. Printable filing form to submit to Council with cheque, money order, or cash:
          PRINTABLE FILING FORM - Individual
          PRINTABLE FILING FORM - Corporate

British Columbia insurance licences are continuous - and therefore do not have an expiry date; however, licensees must make annual filings to Council. All licensees must submit an annual filing, whether their licence status is Active, Inactive or Suspended. The annual filing date is the same for all licensees, regardless of the class of licence held.

To complete an annual filing, licensees must submit the 2018 FILING FORM and the FILING FEE, for each licence they hold, to Council's office or online using a credit card. After submitting a filing, you can check the status by looking up the licensee on the SEARCH LICENSEES site. If the next filing date on the Licence shows as June 1, 2019, the filing has been processed.

Licensees are encouraged to file early. Due to volume, filings submitted on or after May 15, 2018 will take longer to process and licensees may not be able to confirm their filing has been received and processed until after the first filing deadline. This could result in late filing fees if Council did not receive the filing due to circumstance outside of its control, such as delivery delays.


Important


In making your and/or the agency's annual filing, you must ensure that you and/or the agency are in compliance with all Council Rules, which include, but are not limited to, requirements relating to mandatory errors and omissions insurance, authority to represent at least one insurer, all mandatory disclosures to Council, and continuing education.

Agencies and firms are required to submit their own filing by submitting the 2018 Corporate Filing form and the fee.

If your licence has an effective date between March 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018, your first annual filing date is June 1, 2018. If your licence has an effective date on or after March 1, 2018 your first annual filing date is June 1, 2019.


Filing Fees and Deadlines

Filing received by Friday, June 1, 2018 - $190.00

Filing received after June 1, 2018 to Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - $355.00
(includes late filing fee)*

Filing received after July 31, 2018 the licence is automatically terminated on August 1, 2018.**

*Where a licensee fails to meet a filing deadline, the licensee will be required to pay a late filing fee. The late filing fee for 2018 is $355.00.

**Where a licensee has not met the filing requirements within 60 calendar days of the filing date, the licence will be automatically terminated.


Payment Method

Accepted methods of payment are credit card (online only), cash, cheque, or money order in Canadian funds only.

Cheques and money orders must be made payable to the Insurance Council of British Columbia.

Your filing will not be processed and will be returned to you if:
  • Cheque is not signed
  • The fee is incorrect
  • Cheque is post-dated
  • Payment is in U.S. Funds
  • Changes on your cheque are not initialled
  • Credit card information is provided on a printed filing form


  • Send your printed 2018 FILING FORM and payment by the deadline above to:

    Insurance Council of British Columbia
    Suite 300, 1040 West Georgia Street, PO Box 7
    Vancouver, BC V6E 4H1

    OR use the Online Filing Form along with credit card payment.

    Report for Employers

    A report for employers (agencies/firms) with details of individuals who are authorized to represent their agency or firm is available on the Search Licensee site. This report provides details of the employee's representation of a specific agency or firm as well as the employee's licence details, such as Next Filing Date. Instructions for accessing and generating the Report of Active Employees.


    Licence Information Report - Individual

    A report for individuals with details of licence type, status, level, employers, effective date and next filing date is available on the Search Licensee site under Reports.


    Continuing Education
    1. Council Rules Course - All individual licence holders whose licence was first issued between March 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018 must complete the Council Rules Course prior to submitting their 2018 annual filing. Information on how to complete the Council Rules Course can be found at Council Rules Course.

    2. Licensees whose first licence has an effective date of March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017 must ensure they have completed TWO years (2017 AND 2018) of continuing education credits prior to submitting their 2018 annual filing.

    3. Licensees must meet their continuing education requirements whether their licence is active, inactive or suspended.





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