How can I check if my car insurance is valid?

I'm a little worried that my car insurance might be invalid, as I haven't gotten a bill in a while. How can I check?

Good question! There are a few places you can check the validity of your insurance:
  • Online. Some insurers will allow you to access insurance information online via their website. You can also check through your emails to find a copy of your policy’s declaration page to learn about your policy.
  • The Department of Public Safety. Some states will also allow you to verify your insurance via the Department of Public Safety, although you won’t be able to do this everywhere. You’ll need to provide your vehicle identification number (VIN), your policy number, and insurance provider.
  • The DMV. You can verify your insurance via the Department of Motor Vehicles. Be prepared to provide your license plate number and contact information.
  • Your insurer. Sometimes, the most straightforward way to learn more about your insurance policy is to contact your insurer directly! As long as you have your insurance information with you, you should be able to get the necessary information on your policy.
If you find that your insurance is invalid, or if you’re just unsatisfied with the insurance you have right now, try out the Jerry app. We’ll collect personalized quotes from top insurers for you in seconds, so that all you need to do is pick the plan that works best for you. And if you do pick one, we’ll help you switch over!
Best of luck!
Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 16, 2021

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