How do I change my car insurance to a different state?

I'm planning to move to Oregon from California in two weeks. I'll be taking my car and will need to switch my car insurance over. How do I change it to a different state?

If you’re moving to another state, contact your car insurance company before you go.
Although you’re temporarily covered by your insurance company when you move, you will need car insurance in Oregon to register your vehicle there.
Additionally, not every company operates in every state. If you’re with a major company like Progressive or Allstate, it’s likely that you can change your coverage. However, a local or regional company may not cover you beyond California.
Rates between states also vary. Car insurance is state-regulated and every state has its own minimum required coverage, so rates can differ significantly when you move.
To see what your new rate might be, inform your insurance provider of your plans to move. An agent can provide you with a quote for your new address. You should also comparison shop with other companies. Since location influences premium prices, you may find another company that offers a better rate in Oregon.
If you’re looking for a new insurance company, consider trying Jerry. Jerry can provide you with competitive quotes in under a minute and even cancels your old policy for you, giving you one less thing to worry about when you move.
Emily Maracle
Answered on Dec 17, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.

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