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New Brunswick Mandatory Coverage


New Brunswick Mandatory Coverage

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Owners of motor vehicles in New Brunswick must obtain coverage through a private insurer that meets minimum provincial regulations. In the province, $200,000 in third-party liability coverage is mandatory. 


​Mandatory Auto Insurance Includes: 

Section A – Third Party Liability protects insured New Brunswick drivers and/or the registered vehicle owners in the event they cause injury, death or property damage to a third party resulting from negligence.

Section B – Accident Benefits coverage pays for medical treatment, income replacement and other benefits to eligible claimants. Accident benefits are “no-fault benefits,” which means the insurer, regardless of who caused the collision, pays these to their insurance claimants.  

Section D – Uninsured Automobile Coverage provides protection for any injuries you or your passengers sustain if an uninsured driver is at fault. Section D also provides protection to your damaged vehicle but only if the at-fault uninsured driver is identified. 

The chart below summarizes the minimum coverage required by the New Brunswick government. Please refer to the list of sources for more details. This information is for educational purposes only. Consult a qualified insurance professional for further assistance. 

As of January 1, 2017

​​Compulsory minimum third-party liability:

​$200,000 is available for any one accident; however, if a claim involving both bodily injury and property damage reaches this figure, payment for property damage will be capped at $20,000

Direct Compensation Property Damage Required:

​Yes

​​Medical payments: 

​Up to $50,000/person; four-year time limit

​Funeral expense benefits: 

​$2,500

Disability income benefits: 

​Maximum $250/week; 104 weeks for partial disability, lifetime for total disability; must be disabled for at least seven days to qualify; unpaid housekeeper $100/week, maximum 52 weeks

​Death benefits: 

​​Death within 180 days after accident (or two years if continuously disabled prior to death); death of head of household $50,000, plus $1,000 to each dependent survivor after first; death of spouse/partner of head of household $25,000; death of dependant $5,000

Impairment benefits:

​N/A

Right to sue for pain and suffering? 

​Yes. If injury is deemed “minor” under provincial legislation, maximum award is $7,818.87

​Right to sue for economic loss in excess of no-fault benefits?

​Yes

​Administration: 

​Private insurers

 

Sources:

All online sources were accessed on April 1, 2017

The New Brunswick auto insurance system is subject to change. ​



This table is provided by Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). The original table can be accessed here.