Why is my sister's car insurance asking for my insurance policy number?

"My sister is getting her own car insurance and they're asking for my policy number. Is this normal?

Should I give it to her or is it considered private information?"

Answer
Car insurance policy numbers typically aren’t considered personal data. You wouldn’t want to freely give out the information, but it is safe to give it to your sister’s insurance company.
Her car insurance company is asking for your policy number to verify that you do have insurance. Most car insurance carriers require policyholders to list any household members and whether they have a driver’s license and their own car insurance.
If they are going to be excluded on the policy, insurance carriers want to know why they’re being excluded. Having your own car insurance is a reason someone can be excluded.
If you don’t want to give your sister’s car insurance company your policy number, they may be able to find it through the reporting they pull. If they can’t find it, she may be required to add you as a driver on the policy.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Jul 26, 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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