How do you find old car insurance policies?

Where can I get a copy of my old car insurance details? I have to provide proof of prior insurance to receive a discount from my new provider. But I'm not sure if I have any of my old paperwork.

Answer
“You can check several places for old car insurance policies, including:
  • Your email
  • Your online account
  • The insurance company
  • The DMV
First, you should look through your email. Most car insurance companies send policy documents electronically nowadays. You may have received a copy of your policy declaration page, which will list your policy term dates, as well as coverage details.
To speed up the hunt, try searching for these keywords:
  • Car insurance
  • Car insurance policy
  • Policy number
  • Proof of insurance
  • Insurance renewal
  • Insurance payment
  • The name of the insurance company
Alternatively, you may be able to access your policy details through the company’s website or mobile app (so long as you set up an online account). Upon logging in, you should be able to find copies of all your insurance documentation, including proof of insurance.
If that doesn’t work but you know the name of your previous company, you can call them. They should be able to send you a copy of your insurance information or provide a letter stating the dates you were insured with them.
As a last resort, you can try to contact the DMV for your insurance records or forgo the prior insurance discount for now.
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 05, 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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