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Drivers in British Columbia are required to purchase basic insurance with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), but they still have options for additional coverage through a private insurer. If you own a passenger vehicle for personal use or business purposes, Johnston Meier Insurance can provide optional coverage to protect you in situations that involve theft, a fire, an automotive crash, or a lawsuit. Even a cracked windshield is a good reason for additional insurance, so glass repairs or replacement don’t drain your bank account. With optional coverage, you get peace of mind as you drive the streets and highways of British Columbia. As a reputable insurance provider in the province, we’ll gladly work with you to determine the coverage options you need to protect your vehicle, passengers, and yourself. We’re proud of our history serving Canadian drivers and safeguarding their automotive investment and daily commutes. Our clients avoid financial loss because of an accident or stray rock with insurance options that surpass the basic coverage ICBC provides. Contact us today and let us help you select coverage options that fit your driving needs and concerns.

Your Benefits as an Insured Driver

Passenger vehicles can encounter all sorts of hazardous situations while driving the BC roads and highways. Even responsible drivers are susceptible to poor visibility from rain, snow, or fog, slick and icy roads, stones kicked up from a passing commercial truck, and the reckless driving of intoxicated or irresponsible drivers. Even parking on the street or under a tree before a storm poses a risk to your car. Having private insurance can cover the costs associated with damage and injury from any of these causes, whether you’re responsible or another party is at fault. With additional insurance from Johnston Meier Insurance, you can rest easy knowing that our benefits have you covered during your personal or business-related driving. Our network of insurance agencies is available to provide various coverage options to supplement those you already get with your basic insurance with ICBC. We will help you enhance your protection with any of the following beneficial options:

  • Excess third-party liability that financially extends well beyond ICBC basic coverage
  • Collision insurance to cover the costs related to a vehicular accident
  • Comprehensive coverage to protect your investment when dealing with fire, vandalism, theft, glass breakage, or loss
  • Accident forgiveness so that your rates don’t skyrocket from a single incident
  • Concierge service to serve your automotive needs
  • Gap protection to cover the cost difference in a replacement vehicle when your current automobile gets stolen, lost, or totaled
  • Excess underinsured motorist protection to cover the expenses incurred in an accident with an underinsured driver
  • And many other insurance benefit options

We’re Available for ICBC Renewals

Maintaining your ICBC basic insurance coverage is essential to safely and legally drive in the province and Canada. Johnston Meier Insurance wants to make sure you stay current on your coverage by offering ICBC renewals. We’ll discuss your current coverage and work with our network of insurance providers to find you the best additional coverage, but ICBC’s basic coverage is a mandatory part of protecting your vehicle, passengers, and other drivers. Don’t let your ICBC coverage lapse and leave you exposed to legal consequences. Our team will keep you responsibly covered by helping you renew your ICBC insurance. It’s part of our commitment to keeping passenger vehicle drivers safe and legitimate on the road.

Contact Johnston Meier Insurance for Coverage

At Johnston Meier Insurance, we believe every driver deserves comprehensive insurance coverage that surpasses the basic ICBC coverage. Your financial burden from an accident or cracked windshield can put a strain on your income and even leave you carless and overwhelmed by auto shop estimates and medical bills. Contact us today to discuss your insurance needs with a staff member, or you can request a quote. We’ll help you find the necessary coverage from our network of insurance providers.

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Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group is a locally owned and operated insurance brokerage. We have grown from a single site, established in 1973 in Maple Ridge, BC to over 46 insurance agency locations throughout metro Vancouver and British Columbia.

Based on the simple principle of putting customers first, we are now one of the largest insurance agencies in the province and still growing. Our team of insurance professionals in both personal and business categories has a reputation for providing best in class service that saves you, our customer both time and money.

When you choose Johnston Meier you can rest assured, knowing that you’re protected against life’s unforeseen circumstances.

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I have been through a series of moves including building a new house, furniture in storage, renting for a short period, etc.  Colleen at your Salmon Arm office took care of all the steps along the way, explaining everything and following up as necessary. Thanks!

Irene Rogers

We've been with this company over 20 years for business, residential and auto coverage. Trustworthy, top level service year after year from knowledgeable, courteous staff.  Absolutely recommend for all types of insurance.

Patti/John Donnelly - Jopa Builders Ltd.

Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group goes the extra mile to ensure their clients are truly taken care of. The staff gives us a lot of personal attention, and we certainly recommend the insurance agency to everyone.

Doug & Yvette Schwartz

We've been with Johnston Meier ever since we started our Home Improvement Company. Garrin & his staff always impress with their attention to detail and customer service. Couldn't be happier

GL Installations

All the staff at your office always provides the highest standard of performance of any business I deal with.

Wilf Zemke

In all the years of dealing with insurance companies, I have never been treated so exceptionally well before! Shari Kidney made my experience amazing, she was extremely helpful, kind, and professional. She made a normally stressful task, quick and easy. Absolutely excellent customer service, I left the office feeling like I mattered and I highly recommend the Johnston Meier Group! Thank you Shari.
We've used the Johnston Meier Mobile department since opening Maple Ridge Hyundai. We can always rely on them to provide our customers and staff with quick efficient service and highly recommend them.

Karen Souza - Finance Manager

We appreciate Trish's professional expertise & trust her to ensure we have the proper coverage for our needs. Thank you for years of keeping us safe.

Mick & Joyce Godwin

For over 15 years Johnston Meier has taken care of our fleet of vehicles. Service is great and the staff are always friendly and helpful.

Joe Fantillo, Fleet Manager, Lordco Parts Ltd.

We are delighted with the personalized service you provided us in tailoring our insurance package to our needs and went out of your way to direct us to savings options, including the credit score discount!

Don & Judy Pohl

My Husband and I have been dealing with Johnston Meier for over 20 years. All I can say is every one of the staff at Johnston Meier are amazing; professional, friendly, and knowledgeable, and I'm so glad that's where we get our insurance.

Debbie Hryniuk


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