Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can mail insurance be part of the Financial Institution Bond (FIB) coverage or does it have to be the subject of a separate coverage?
A: The registered mail coverage can be put into place via a separate policy or through a rider to the FIB Form 14. The amount of the required coverage has to be enough to cover actual usage with no stated minimums.
Q: Can mail insurance be part of a global coverage?
A: Yes, mail insurance can be part of a global coverage. If so, however, the mail coverage should be subject to the same global policy provisions noted in section 4462.
Q: Is mail insurance subject to the requirement to provide IIROC with a 30-day cancellation notice?
A: Yes, in accordance to section 4463, mail coverage should be treated no differently than normal FIB coverage.
Q: Can a Dealer be exempted from the registered mail insurance requirement?
A: Yes, in accordance to section 4455, IIROC may exempt a Dealer from the requirement if the Dealer delivers a written undertaking to IIROC that it will not use the mail for out-going shipments of securities.
IIROC Rules this Guidance Note relates to:
- section 4455,
- section 4462, and
- section 4463.
Previous Guidance Note
This Guidance Note replaces MR0219 - Mail Insurance Coverage.
This Guidance Note was published under Notice 21-0190 - IIROC Rules, Form 1 and Guidance.