How to Get Your Erie Insurance ID Card

Erie policyholders will be sent a physical insurance card but can also show proof of insurance through the app. Here’s what to know.
Written by Matthew Lynaugh
Reviewed by Bellina Gaskey
After you sign up for an
auto insurance
policy through
, you will receive an insurance ID card that you can use as proof of insurance. You can also access this card at any time through your online account and the Erie app.
You never know when you may need to show proof of car insurance, which is why it’s so important you understand how you get yours from Erie. As a policyholder, you should always keep a copy of your card handy, so read on to learn all about the Erie ID card and all the vital information it possesses.

How to get your Erie auto insurance ID card

To obtain your insurance ID card from Erie, you can print a copy from the web, or request a copy through the mail. In addition, Erie policyholders can access a PDF of their insurance card 24/7 on the Erie app.
  • Online: Create an online Erie account to download a temporary auto insurance card. Once you prove your identity, you will be able to print a copy of this card.
  • Mail: New York residents with an Erie auto insurance policy can call the customer care line at (800) 458-0811 to request a copy of their insurance card. Once the request is approved, a copy will be sent to your home address.
Once you sign up for an Erie insurance policy, you should be sent a physical copy of your card. In the meantime, you can print a temporary copy that can be used as
proof of insurance
until your actual copy arrives in the mail.

What’s included on your Erie insurance card

The main purpose of your Erie insurance card is to prove financial responsibility on the road by showing that you have purchased at least your
state’s minimum liability coverage
. Your card won’t spell out your exact policy details, but it will include:
  • The name and address of your insurance provider (i.e. Erie)
  • Your insurance provider’s NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners) number 
  • Your first and last name
  • Your vehicle’s make, model, and vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Your policy’s effective date and expiration date
You can find more information about your policy, like deductibles and coverage limits, on your
declarations page
. Keep in mind that even though your declarations page holds a lot of specific information about your auto insurance policy, it will not be accepted as proof of insurance.

Can you show proof of insurance on your phone?

You can show digital proof of insurance on your phone during a traffic stop in every state except
New Mexico
. If you own an auto insurance policy in any of the other 49 states, good news—you can show your insurance card on your Erie app if you ever need to present proof of insurance.
Nearly every major insurance company, including
State Farm
, and
make both digital insurance cards and traditional physical ID cards available to their members. When you have a policy with Erie, you, too, will be able to show proof of insurance with one of these cards as well.
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Yes, you can download the Erie app on iOS and Android. This app gives you access to your Online Account which has information about your policy, and of course, a digital copy of your insurance card.
Erie’s NAIC number is 26263, and with this number, members can look up a company’s financial data, complaints, and any legal action taken against the company.
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