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July 28, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Sent via email                                                                                                                                                                       Letter L-17-17


Ms. June Elder

Manager, Corporate Regulatory Affairs

Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

339 – 151 W. Esplande

North Vancouver, BC   V7M 3H9

regaffairs@icbc.com; june.elder@icbc.com



Re:         Insurance Corporation of British Columbia – Proposal to Discontinue Requirement for Annual Basic Insurance Minimum Capital Test (MCT) Certificate


Dear Ms. Elder:


On July 13, 2017, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) filed a letter with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (Commission) proposing to discontinue the requirement to file annually a certificate from ICBC’s external actuary that certifies ICBC’s actual Basic insurance Minimum Capital Test (MCT) ratio for the prior year.


By letter dated September 12, 2005[1], the Commission directed ICBC to file an MCT certification from an outside actuary. On October 11, 2006, ICBC filed a report in compliance with the Commission Decision dated July 13, 2006.[2] By Letter L-82-06 dated December 19, 2006, the Commission established quarterly MCT reporting requirements.


In its July 13, 2017 letter, ICBC submits a proposal to streamline compliance reporting. ICBC is of the view that the external MCT certificate has limited use to the Commission. The Basic insurance MCT ratio is reported in other filings, including ICBC’s annual revenue requirements application and ICBC’s quarterly financial reporting.


The Commission has reviewed ICBC’s proposal and acknowledges that ICBC will discontinue the annual MCT certificate issued by its external actuary.




Original signed by:


Patrick Wruck

Commission Secretary



[1] Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Application for 2006 Revenue Requirements, Exhibit A-2

[2] The decision was issued concurrently with Order G-86-06.

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