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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.

Our history

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:

  • Universally available, mandatory insurance protection against the cost of automobile accidents.
  • Rates lower than those charged by private insurance companies for comparable coverage.
  • Financial self-sufficiency, with no subsidies or other assistance from general government revenues.
  • Return 85 per cent of premium revenue in the form of claims benefits.
  • Operate at a financial break-even level over the long term.
  • Minimize public inconvenience in insurance claim procedures.
  • Pursue traffic safety and loss prevention programs.
  • Encourage investment of insurance capital in Manitoba.

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.

Mission

Exceptional coverage and service, affordable rates and safer roads through public auto insurance.

Vision

The trusted auto insurance and driver services provider for every Manitoban.

Values

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.

The Minister

Minister of Crown Services, Jeff Wharton
(MLA for Gimli)

More information about Minister Wharton is available at Manitoba Cabinet Ministers.

The Board of Directors

Manitoba Public Insurance's Board of Directors consists of the following members:

Dr. Mike Sullivan, Chairperson

Richard Chale

Domenic Grestoni

Carolyn Halbert

Kenneth Munroe

Edna Nabess

Jim Robson

Grant Stefanson

Valerie Wowryk

Satvir Jatana (Ex-Officio, Interim)

The Executive

Satvir Jatana
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

Vice-President, Employee & Community Engagement and Chief Human Resources Officer

Brad Bunko
Vice-President, Information Technology & Business Transformation and Chief Information Officer

Mark Giesbrecht
Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Luke Johnston
Chief Actuary and Vice-President, Product & Risk Management

Mike Triggs
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Curtis Wennberg
Vice-President, Customer Service and Chief Operating Officer