How do I add another driver to my insurance?

I'm moving in with my partner in a couple of weeks, and we're working on all the logistical stuff—including the fact that while he can drive, he doesn't have a car. I want to officially add him to my policy, but I'm not very savvy with insurance-related stuff. How do I add another driver to my insurance policy?

Answer
Congratulations to you and your partner! The first thing you should do is simply contact your insurance provider and let them know you want to add another driver.
They will likely ask for the following information:
  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Social Security Number
  • Occupation
  • How long they’ve had their license
  • Any recent traffic tickets or accidents
That should be all you need to do!
A word of caution: sometimes adding drivers to an existing policy can be more expensive than switching to another policy, especially if they’re on the younger side, or if they’ve been cited for any driving violations recently.
In these cases, free tools like Jerry can be incredibly helpful. We’ll get you instant quotes from multiple providers so that all you need to do is choose the plan that works best for you. That way, you’re free to focus on the move—and your partner!
Ben Guess
Answered on Nov 01, 2021
Ben has a BA in Journalism + Design from The New School, as well as three years’ experience in content writing and data journalism. They are deeply interested in how the car industry intersects with issues of inequity in the world, as well as in making auto insurance more accessible through writing. When they’re away from the keyboard, they enjoy baking, embroidering, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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