Can you tell me how to write a letter to cancel your insurance policy?

I read online that I need to write an official letter in order to cancel my auto policy. How can I write a letter to cancel my car insurance policy?

You read correctly! While you have the freedom to cancel your car insurance policy any time for any reason, most companies will require you to write a letter to cancel your insurance policy. Here’s what to include:
  • Primary policyholder’s name (must be the one to write the letter)
  • Policy number
  • Vehicle Identification Number(s) (VIN) of any covered vehicles
  • Date of cancellation
  • Address for further correspondence
  • Signature and date of request
If you are signing up for a new insurance policy, make sure your date of cancellation coincides with the date that you’ll be starting your new policy. This avoids a lapse in coverage that can increase your premiums later and can be costly in the event of an accident.
If you want to make sure that your new policy gets you the best deal on the coverage you need, check out the Jerry app. We’ll get you customized quotes from over 50 of the nation’s leading providers, so that all you need to do is pick the plan that works best for you. And once you pick one, we’ll even help you switch!
Good luck!
Matthew Macgugan
Answered on Dec 10, 2021

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