The Insurance Council of British Columbia has suspended the life and accident and sickness insurance agent’s license of Ning Huang, after the agent failed to respond to the regulator’s correspondence after being selected for a licensing renewal audit.

The council commenced an annual renewal declaration audit in December 2023 to affirm the accuracy of declarations made on Huang’s annual renewal in May 2023. The audit was also conducted to confirm that various licensing requirements under the council’s rules were being met.

“Between December 2023 and February 2024, council staff made repeated efforts to contact the licensee in order to obtain information necessary for the audit. Despite these requests for information, no response has been received from the licensee,” the council’s intended decision states. “As of the date of this decision, the licensee has not responded to any of council staff’s efforts to correspond.” (The decision notes that some of the correspondence was sent by registered mail, which Huang appears to have signed for.)

Huang was first registered as a life agent from September 2008 until July 2010, returning to the profession again in December 2017.

“Council has determined that it is appropriate to suspend the licensee’s life agent license until such time that the licensee has satisfactorily complied with the audit’s request for information. Effective regulation relies in part on licensees being responsive to council.”