A car insurance card is proof of car insurance, and you typically need one when registering a vehicle or when you are pulled over by the police. Car insurance cards usually show your insurance policy number, effective policy dates, which cars are covered by your insurer, and the names of the policyholders.
Information Usually on a Car Insurance Card
Type of Information
This is a unique code that acts as a reference point for an insurance company and attaches a specific policy to a policyholder.
This is the date the policy begins.
This is the date the policy will end. If a policy is renewed, a new card may be issued with a new expiration date.
This includes the year, make, and model of the insured vehicle, in addition to the vehicle identification number (VIN).
This includes the names of the insured drivers covered by the policy.
This is a code that identifies the insurance company.
In every state except New Mexico, you can use electronic proof of insurance in lieu of a physical insurance card. You can usually find your digital proof of insurance on your account through your insurer’s website or through their mobile app.
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