2020.6: COVID-19 Update

To our Valued Broker Partners: With COVID-19 somewhat in our rear-view mirror and we slowly start to get back to some form of normalcy we want to remind you of a couple of things: The Free look period is for the first 10 days of the policy and if cancellation occurs within those 10 days

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What To Look For When Buying a Used Vehicle

Buying a used vehicle is a great way to save money when you’re shopping on a budget. In 2019, retail sales of used car dealers in Canada amounted to approximately 12.34 billion dollars. A used car that’s in good condition can go for a fraction of the price of a new vehicle, but making an

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Performing Basic Vehicle Checks & Maintenance

Regular vehicle maintenance isn’t just an important safety measure, it can also prolong the life of your vehicle and help maintain its value. If you’ve never so much as checked your oil, the thought of looking under the hood can be intimidating, but performing basic car maintenance yourself isn’t as daunting as you might think.

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2020.5: Changes for Clients on a Monthly Payment Plan

To our Valued Broker Partners: During these difficult times, Stratford Underwriting is working hard on several options to better assist our mutual clients. For clients on the Monthly Payment Plan through First Insurance, please review the attached communication which outline several options that are available.   Below are a couple clarifications: NSF Charges NSF fees

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2020.3: Vehicle Renewals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

To our Valued Broker Partners: During the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the BC Government is allowing insurance brokers to conduct ICBC business, such as vehicle renewals, by phone and email. Stratford Underwriting Agency is also taking steps to help British Columbia’s driver’s access  the insurance services they need without any in-person contact. Effective immediately, all

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Tips on Childproofing Your Vehicle

Between everyday errands, school pick-ups, drop-offs and extracurriculars, it’s not unusual for parents to think of their vehicle as a second home, but the reality is, your car is one of the most dangerous places a child can be. Keep these tips in mind to help ensure your vehicle is as child-friendly as possible, no

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