How do you find an old car insurance policy?

Some paperwork I’m filing wants to know what all of my past insurance looked like and the details of my policies. I don’t remember, since I’ve switched insurance several times in the last decade. How can I find this information?

Answer
There’s a good chance your local DMV will have your car insurance history on file. Another place you can check is with your state department, though this varies from place to place. Certain states even have their own insurance department you can contact.
If you can’t get in contact with a state representative, you can always try to reach out to your current insurance company and ask them if they know which company you swapped over from. You can also request a copy of your clue report.
At home, you can check your email history or bank statements for the name of your previous provider and potential clues about your coverage type.
Good luck with your paperwork! If you have any questions about insurance policies or are looking to switch providers again, Jerry’s customer service team is always happy to help.
Lauren Smith
Answered on Nov 10, 2021
Lauren has written for World Nomads, the Matador Network, Korvia Consulting, and once upon a time Three Fates Games. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a BFA in Creative Writing. After graduating, she moved overseas and lived in South Korea where she spent her free time traveling and going on road trips with friends. She misses the rest stop potatoes and is trying to figure out how to recreate them at home. She's now based outside of Chicago and when she's not writing she spends her free time reading, playing video games, and exploring whenever she can.
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