Manitoba Public Insurance is a Crown corporation that delivers insurance, registration and licensing services to Manitoba drivers. We’re available through claim and service centres in 12 communities across the province, and services are also available at more than 300 Autopac agents across Manitoba.
We’re accountable to you. Through our board of directors, we report to the Minister of Crown Services and Cabinet. We also report to the Standing committee of Legislature on Public Utilities, the Public Utilities Board, and the Crown Corporations Council.
Public insurance was introduced in Manitoba after extensive public hearings that found the existing private system to be expensive, inadequate and confusing. The Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation officially opened for business on Nov. 1, 1971, to provide Basic compulsory, universally-available auto insurance coverage.
The Manitoba Automobile Insurance Committee Report set out the general objectives of a public auto insurance system as follows:
In 2004, the government merged the operations of the former Division of Driver and Vehicle Licensing into Manitoba Public Insurance, and the Corporation became responsible for the administration of The Drivers and Vehicles Act (DVA).
This led to a complete integration of driver licensing, vehicle registration, driver insurance and vehicle insurance. Driver licensing and vehicle registration are inextricably linked to insurance, providing one of the major advantages of our public insurance system: significantly reducing the likelihood of uninsured drivers on the roadway by ensuring that all licensed drivers are insured drivers and all registered vehicles are insured vehicles.
Today, Manitoba Public Insurance serves Manitobans at service and claim centres in 12 communities, and provides services through more than 300 Autopac agents across the province.
Exceptional coverage and service, affordable rates and safer roads through public auto insurance.
The trusted auto insurance and driver services provider for every Manitoban.
As a public auto insurer, we hold ourselves accountable to all Manitobans to deliver value by fostering a culture of excellence. We achieve this through our four core values:
Striving for Excellence
We provide exceptional coverage and service. We adapt to meet evolving customer and industry needs, focusing on continuous improvement.
Providing Value to Manitobans
We maintain affordable rates and ensure accessible coverage. As a public auto insurer, fiscal responsibility is at the forefront of everything we do.
Doing What’s Right
We act with integrity and accountability. We strive to be open and transparent.
Investing in People
We empower our employees to provide excellent service. We work together with business, community and road safety partners to fulfil our mission.
Minister of Crown Services, Jeff Wharton(MLA for Gimli)
More information about Minister Wharton is available at Manitoba Cabinet Ministers.
Manitoba Public Insurance's Board of Directors consists of the following members:
Dr. Mike Sullivan, Chairperson
Satvir Jatana (Ex-Officio, Interim)
Satvir JatanaInterim President and Chief Executive Officer
Vice-President, Employee & Community Engagement and Chief Human Resources Officer
Brad BunkoVice-President, Information Technology & Business Transformation and Chief Information Officer
Mark GiesbrechtVice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Luke JohnstonChief Actuary and Vice-President, Product & Risk Management
Mike TriggsGeneral Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Curtis WennbergVice-President, Customer Service and Chief Operating Officer