1. What is SKIP THE LINE Fast Path ICBC form?
With the SKIP THE LINE Fast Path ICBC form, you can easily renew you auto insurance fully online. Your Western insurance experts are ready to process your SKIP THE LINE Fast Path ICBC form.
It’s offered to drivers who use their cars or trucks for pleasure, to and from work, and to and from work with transit and business use. It is not currently available for delivery use.
An ICBC online renewal is available for vehicles owned by only one owner. If you have a jointly owned vehicle, your Western insurance expert can help you renew your insurance in person.
Important: Even if you renew ICBC online, you will need to keep a paper copy of your insurance renewal in your vehicle.
2. What If I don’t renew my ICBC insurance online?
You can still renew your ICBC insurance in person or over the phone with your Western Insurance expert.
3. How can I pay for my ICBC renewal?
You can pay with a major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX).
Please consider the ICBC Autoplan payment plan: It’s an easy way for customers to spread the cost of their insurance with monthly or quarterly payments. It has very low finance rates divided over equal monthly or quarterly payments. You can choose the date when the payments come out of your account.
ICBC's payment plan is available to the registered owner (or named lessee) of the insured vehicle as long as they have a Canadian chequing or savings account that allows pre-authorized withdrawal.
For youth under 19, a parent or guardian needs to co-sign the payment plan.
What happens if I miss a payment?
You will still have insurance, but not the payment plan.
4. How Can I Get an ICBC Autoplan Quote?
Come to a Western office and we’ll give you a detailed quote.
5. What is the basic Autoplan insurance for ICBC?
Basic autoplan insurance includes $200,000 in Third Party Liability coverage. Third-party liability continues to be important in certain circumstances, such as non-vehicle property damage or driving out of province, and can protect you in situations where the law permits the other driver to sue.
If you make a third-party liability claim against the person who's responsible for an auto crash and they don't have enough insurance to pay for your claim, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) covers you. Basic underinsured motorist protection covers you and members of your household for claims of up to $1 million per insured person.
If you want to increase the amount of coverage you have in the event you're responsible for a crash, you may want to consider Extended Third Party Liability coverage, an optional Autoplan coverage.
6. What about ICBC discounts?
Discounts – are you getting them all?
Generally, drivers with more years of driving experience will see greater savings. You will be able to receive basic insurance savings for up to 40 years of driving experience, up from the current nine years of crash-free driving.
Basic insurance premiums are currently discounted for inexperienced drivers. ICBC continues to offer discounted premiums but, however, these discounts will be reduced with one at-fault crash, and eliminated with a second crash in the same scan period.
Yes! A 10 per cent discount for vehicles that are driven less than 5,000 km in a year. The discount applies to Basic, Extended Third-Party Liability and Collision premiums.
The discount is based on the mileage driven over the last 12 months. This is determined by an odometer reading from the previous policy term, and another at the policy’s renewal a year later.
Note: There are certain rate classes that are not eligible, such as motorcycles and collector vehicles because their rate classes already reflect low kilometres travelled because most of these vehicles are not used year-round. This discount is meant for those who are in rate classes where the majority of the vehicles are driven longer distances.
Is there a Senior Discount?
The Senior Driver Factor reduces the IDF for eligible drivers aged 65 or older. The potential savings of the Senior Driver Factor decrease if there is a chargeable claim within the scan period.
How chargeable claims affect the Senior Driver Factor: If the eligible driver has a chargeable claim in the 10-year scan period, the potential savings from the Senior Driver Factor are decreased by half. If the driver has two or more chargeable claims in the 10-year scan period, the Senior Driver Factor will be neutral and no longer reduce the driver's IDF.
Disability Discount: Do you qualify?
Effective March 17, 2022, for policies effective May 1, 2022, the eligibility criteria will now align with the Fuel Tax Refund Program. Anyone eligible for the Fuel Tax Refund Program for Persons with Disabilities (FTRPPD) is also eligible for the DD, as long as the vehicle is rated in an eligible rate class. This includes vehicles where a person with disabilities
The owner or lessee of the vehicle is required to show you a copy of the registration confirmation letter issued by Ministry of Finance - CTB
7. What factors will affect my ICBC rate?
Do you take your vehicle to work every day? Do you take public transportation? Is your vehicle sitting during certain seasons? There are different types of vehicle use that will affect your annual premium. Here’s some more info on each to ensure you have the proper use selected for your lifestyle.