CAR & AUTO INSURANCE

Your ICBC Autoplan and Private Auto Insurance Experts

 

With on average 960 automobile crashes occurring in BC each day, making sure that you have the proper auto insurance coverage for you and your family is a must. Our experienced agents will find out the best coverage for you and can help you find out if optional private insurance is right for you.

BASIC AUTOPLAN

The required auto insurance to have on your vehicle in British Columbia

ICBC OPTIONAL INSURANCE

ICBC optional products so you can choose the best level of protection for yourself.

PRIVATE OPTIONAL INSURANCE

Non ICBC optional products so you can choose the best level of protection for yourself

BASIC AUTOPLAN – WHAT IT INCLUDES

Make sure you’re covered. ICBC Basic Autoplan is the mandatory coverage you need for a vehicle in BC, providing the minimum amount of protection required.

THIRD PARTY  LIABILITY

Crashes cause injuries, damaged vehicles and damaged property. If you’re at fault, your Basic Autoplan covers up to $200,000 for others’ injuries and vehicle damage.

ACCIDENT BENEFITS

Cover the medical costs and lost wages for you and your passengers if you’re injured in a car crash, regardless of who’s at fault.

UNDERINSURED PROTECTION

Provides up to $1 million if you’re injured or killed by the driver of an underinsured vehicle and you are not at fault for the crash.

HIT AND RUN PROTECTION

Coverage up to $200,000 is available to BC residents whose property is damaged, or who are injured or killed by an uninsured or hit-and-run driver.

OPTIONAL AUTOPLAN – WHAT IS AVAILABLE

ICBC Optional Autoplan has a wide range of products to increase your level of protection including:

LOSS OF USE

AT FAULT COLLISION

SPECIFIC PERILS

RENTAL VEHICLE COVERAGE

EXTENDED THIRD
PARTY LIABILITY

NEW VEHICLE PROTECTION

COMPREHENSIVE

EXTENDED UNDERINSURED
MOTORIST PROTECTION

PRIVATE OPTIONAL INSURANCE

With private auto insurance through Family Insurance Solutions and Intact Insurance, you can expect coverage for the following:

  • Extended Liability
  • Excess Underinsured Motorist
  • Collision
  • Comprehensive Cover or Specified Perils
  • Limited Depreciation
  • Replacement Cost

Speak with an AMC Insurance agent for specific details about Private Optional Insurance

Get Your FREE Insurance Quote Today!

To get your free insurance quote, contact us online or call us at 1-866-350-8555. We are here to help you with all of your insurance needs.

ARTICLES AND RESOURCES

Have questions?  Browse through our selection of resources from the listed categories.  Check back regularly as we will be adding more articles weekly.

FAQ

What is Collision Coverage?

Collision covers damage to your vehicle if you are in an at fault accident. Collision also helps pay for towing and storage (If necessary) even if the crash is your fault. Collision is an optional additional coverage with ICBC.

What is Comprehensive Coverage or COMP?

Comprehensive coverage is similar to “All Risk” coverage. All perils are insured unless excluded in the policy wordings.

What is Specified Perils or SPEC?

Specified Perils insures your vehicle for loss or damage from fire, earthquake, explosion, lightning, windstorm, hail, rising water and theft. Specified Perils is typically a lower cost alternative to Comprehensive Coverage.

What is TPL or Third Party Liability for BC Car Insurance?

Third party liability is coverage in case you are in an at-fault crash. If you are responsible for a claim, you could be liable for damages including injuries, vehicle damage and other expenses for the other driver and their passengers. Basic Autoplan insurance with ICBC covers $200,000 coverage for Third Party Liability. Higher liability limits are available.

What is RoadStar?

The RoadStar Package includes Loss of Use coverage, Rental Vehicle Coverage, Vehicle Travel Protection and Lock Re-Keying.

Roadstar is sometimes also referred to as the discount level with ICBC. Once a driver reaches a 43% discount, they are considered Roadstar.

What is Roadside Plus?

Roadside Plus includes Loss of Use Coverage, Rental Vehicle coverage, Vehicle Travel Protection, Lock Re-Keying, Emergency Roadside Expense Repayment, Theft Deductible Waiver, Destination Assistance and Family Worldwide Transportation.

What is Underinsured Motorist Protection?

Underinsured Motorist Protection protects you if you are in an accident and the other driver is at fault but does not have enough insurance.

What does ICBC stand for?

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. More information about ICBC can be obtained on the ICBC website.

Can I gift a car to a friend?

With the new taxation law you can gift a vehicle to an immediate relation only including but not limited to: Spouse, Parent, Grandparent, Child (Spouse), Grandchild (Spouse) and Sibling (Spouse). Please pick up the appropriate form in our office. All other gifted vehicles will need to have a fair market value applied for taxation.

What information should I collect if I am car accident?

It is a good idea to record the following:

  • Information on the other driver(s) including; drivers licence number and issuing province or state, name,address and phone number
  • Information on the other vehicles involved ien the crash: Plate number and issuing province or state, Vehicle Identification Number, Registration number, Year, Make and Model of the car.
  • Name and Contact information of witnesses
  • Details on the accident, such as the direction the vehicles were driving and what lane the vehicle was in
  • Where and when the accident took place
  • Weather and road conditions
How can I get a BC car insurance quote?

To get an ICBC Autoplan quote, you can visit or call any AMC Insurance location in BC. Alternatively you can request a car insurance quote through our online quote request form. AMC Insurance can also provide auto insurance quotes for private car insurance in BC.

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