How can you check if you have insurance on your car?

For years, my roommate and I have had the same insurance coverage, but she always handled the bills and any paperwork. She just moved out, and I need to know if I’m still insured. How can I check?

Answer
Handling car insurance for the first time can be challenging, but there are many different ways to find out if you’re still insured. To check if you have insurance on your car, use any one of these methods:
  • Check online for your policy. If you happen to know the name of the insurance company you’ve been using, this could be a great place to start. Usually, insurance companies offer online accounts associated with your policy. If you don’t know the username or password, your email might have some trace of your account in it that you can follow.
  • Check your car. People usually have a copy of their insurance policy or card somewhere in the car. It is important that you have this on hand at all times, since if you are ever pulled over, the police will require proof of insurance.
  • Get a new insurance quote. When you request a new car insurance quote, most insurance agents access an online report that shows them your current insurance provider. The agent should be able to tell you about your policy.
If you find that you are no longer covered, consider shopping for new insurance with the Jerry app! We’ll get you personalized quotes from top insurers, 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!
Best of luck—you’ve got this!
Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Dec 29, 2021
Chloe has a BA in Communication and Media Arts from Montclair State University and more than four years of experience in content writing, editing, and research. Before getting behind the keyboard at Jerry, Chloe was an Assistant Coordinator at her university and a film enthusiast working for the Montclair Film Festival. When she's not writing about car insurance, she spends her time with her pets, playing video games, or enjoying long weekend hikes.
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