ICBC Outrage Abounds for Managers and Clients

On August 26, 2012, in British Columbia, Victoria, by Rosalie McLachlin

Who Has The Worst Disability?

This is the story of Bert and Jon. Both live in British Columbia, both are pretty outraged with ICBC, and both—we would suggest—are living with a disability.

Computer keyboard with Outrage button due to disability claim denied

Who's angrier at ICBC--the overpaid CEO or the injured client whose claim was denied?

Jon Schubert works for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) as its Chief Executive Officer. He must have been doing a pretty good job last year because ICBC paid him over $485,000 in wages, perks, and bonuses. Schubert is outraged because a BC government audit ordered his company, ICBC, to cut costs.

According to the Victoria Times Colonist, the audit found that:

  • The number of senior managers increased 41 percent from 2007 to 2011
  • The number of ICBC staff earning more than $200,00 a year increased 315 percent between 2006 and 2011
  • New managers enjoyed pay increases of 50 percent

In fact, Jon Schubert is so outraged that he quit his job as CEO. He will stick it out until November of this year, but then he’ll only agree to stay on as an ICBC consultant until June of 2013. He’ll continue to receive his full salary until then.

Bert MacBain lives in the village of Brentwood Bay, BC. He’s the father of a disabled adult son and both he and his son pay ICBC premiums.

MacBain is outraged because when his son asked for a settlement to help pay for rehabilitative therapy after being hit from behind in a vehicle, the managers and decision-makers at ICBC flatly said no.

MacBain was so outraged that he wrote a letter to the Times Colonist to complain about the “…huge salaries and generous perks enjoyed by the head honchos at ICBC.”

“How,” asks MacBain in his letter, “are those ICBC managers able to sleep at night?”

The Handicap is Obvious

To us, the answer is obvious: they don’t. The 23 sleep-deprived ICBC vice-presidents clearly have very large disabilities for which they must be paid very large compensation. That fatly-paid posse of managers is draining the ICBC kitty of any funds that might be otherwise available to paying ICBC clients with far lessor needs.

Like MacBain, and his disabled son with the whiplash. Like me. Like you.

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