Can I change my address to a new state during the policy term, or do I have to wait until the renewal?

I am moving to Kentucky at the end of this month for a new job. I just started my GEICO policy last week for my current state of Utah. Can I change my policy now or do I have to wait until my renewal?

Answer provided by
Shannon Martin
Answered on Apr 14, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
“Congratulations on your new job! Don’t worry, you do not need to wait till the end of your policy term to change your address, and nor would you want to.
Each state has different insurance requirements, and you wouldn’t want to be driving around without the appropriate coverage for your new state.
Get in touch with your agent to update your GEICO policy effective on the date of your move. This way, you will have the updated ID card, which you will need to get the vehicle re-registered with the Kentucky DMV.
Also, check to make sure you follow all the plate requirements for Utah. Some states allow you to keep the plates and some need you to submit them back to the DMV.”

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