Auto Insurance in B.C.
President and CEO
Insurance Bureau of Canada
Lunch and Program: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Auto insurance systems are experiencing challenges across Canada, and none more so than those facing drivers in British Columbia.
British Columbians pay more for auto insurance than anyone else in Canada and don't receive the benefits they deserve for the amount they pay. While recent reforms are an important first step, the lack of competition in the marketplace places drivers at significant disadvantage relative to their peers in other provinces. Now, more than ever, it's time to put consumers first and create choice in B.C.'s auto insurance marketplace.
Don Forgeron is President and CEO of the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), the national association of Canada's home, business, and auto insurers. In his presentation, Mr. Forgeron will outline how opening the B.C. market to competition and choice would spur greater innovation and improve the affordability of auto insurance in B.C.
About the speaker:
IBC's President and CEO since 2009, Don Forgeron has a successful track record of more than 25 years in the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry. He has a strong foundation in the public and private sectors, having worked for Alberta's Department of Environment and the National Research Council in Nova Scotia early in his career.
As President and CEO, Don works with Canadian governments and key stakeholders to build a strong, stable P&C industry and a stronger and safer Canada. He is leading a national conversation with governments and Canadians on the need to adapt to climate change and on the need to better prepare Canada for an earthquake.
Don is active internationally on behalf of Canada's P&C insurance industry to provide input to international regulatory bodies. He is a founding member of the Global Federation of Insurance Associations and leads an international working group focused on disruption.