Bill 20, the Insurance (Vehicle) Amendment Act, 2018

British Columbia’s Bill 20, the Insurance (Vehicle) Amendment Act, 2018, included changes to Section 83 of the Insurance (Vehicle) Act. These changes took effect May 17, 2018.

One big change is that insurers’ have no subrogation rights for motor vehicle accidents in BC. This change affects injury and death claims caused by a vehicle, or by someone’s use or operation of a vehicle.

Manulife has aligned our administrative processes with this change.

*Note: For insurance, subrogation is when an insurance company pays a claim to the insured, and then recovers some or all the payment from the party who was at fault in the accident.

If you have questions, contact your Manulife representative.