How do you find your car insurance policy number?

It’s been a while since I’ve had to look at my insurance, but I’m about to start driving frequently again. How do I find my policy number so I can check my coverage? I also forgot where I last placed my insurance card.

Whether you have a physical insurance card or digital proof of insurance, you’ll likely find the policy number near the top of the card. It’s a combination of letters and numbers 9-13 characters long.
You likely placed your insurance card somewhere easy to access. Common spots include:
  • Your glove box
  • Inside your car manual
  • Your car visor
  • Your wallet
You can try to find digital proof of insurance:
  • In your computer downloads
  • In your email inbox
  • On your phone
  • In your insurance app/on your account on the provider’s website
Having a digital copy of your insurance is a great way to stay organized. If you don’t already have one, you can get one right on your phone when you set up an account with Jerry. Sign-up only takes 45 seconds!
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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