Why did I receive a warning notice from the Connecticut DMV about my insurance?

I moved from Connecticut to Pennsylvania. I recently received a warning letter from the Connecticut DMV about not maintaining the proper amount of insurance on my vehicle. I canceled my insurance when I obtained new coverage in Pennsylvania. What should I do?

Answer
“Although you recently moved states, the DMV may not be aware of this. The insurance company could have reported that you canceled your Connecticut policy to the DMV without providing any further information.
As you are currently insured in Pennsylvania, you’ll want to inform the Connecticut DMV. They will most likely require that you submit your current policy declarations page, which shows your effective date of coverage as well as your Pennsylvania registration. You should reach out to them directly to find out exactly what they’ll require.
As long as your insurance didn’t lapse and you were continually covered, you should not be required to pay any fines related to your prior insurance coverage. “
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Emily Maracle
Answered on May 07, 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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