Private Auto Insurance

Private Auto Insurance

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ICBC Autoplan and Private Insurance Options

Since 1974, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has been the province’s sole provider of Basic Autoplan coverage.

Changes to ICBC Basic Coverage Premiums

As of  September 1, 2019, ICBC moved to an insurance model that’s more driver-based. What’s changed? Driving experience and crash history will have a bigger impact on your premiums than they do today. The biggest change of all is that when renewing your Autoplan insurance you be will asked to list who drives your car. Do you want to get an instant online estimate of how these changes will affect your Basic premiums?

Learn more and access the new ICBC Online Estimate Tool here: Online Estimate

Basic insurance provides the minimum amount of insurance coverage you need to legally operate your vehicle providing you with $200,000 Third Party Liability coverage and, in the event of an accident, covers injury-related medical expenses – no matter who is at fault. You can purchase additional coverage for your automobile through ICBC or from several different private carriers. You can increase your Third Party Liability coverage to $5,000,000, and add Collision and Comprehensive protection to suit your needs.

Optional coverage which enables to you to add to your coverage can now be purchased through ICBC or from several different private carriers. Both ICBC and private carriers like Intact and Family Insurance also allow you to increase your Third Party Liability coverage to $5,000,000, increase your Underinsured Motorist Protection to $2,000,000 and add Collision and Comprehensive protection to suit your needs. Depending on the coverage you choose there are many advantages to purchasing your optional coverage from a private carrier including:

No Penalty or Premium Increase for first time, at fault Accidents

Lower Deductibles and Premiums

No Deductible for Fire, Lightning or Theft of Vehicle

Discounts for Electronic and Mechanical Immobilizers

Assistance with Liability Negotiation when Who is at Fault is in Question

Private insurance companies also offer competitively priced features and extra discounts that are not available through ICBC. If you have multiple vehicles you may also want to explore the benefits of fleet insurance. Before you renew your auto insurance call us or Ask for a Quick Review and one of our agents will be happy to provide you with the best quotes and coverages available from both ICBC and private carriers. At LPI we help insure over 10,000 private and commercial vehicles each year – we’ve got the expertise and experience to make sure you get the best coverage available! Call Us today for your free quote: Tel. 276.2474. We’ll be happy to assist you!