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What do insurance cards look like?


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Insurance cards differ in the way that they look due to the way in which different insurance companies print their cards. Typically though an insurance ID card only shows the coverage that is required to show proof of financial responsibility. Your policy documents should include and explain all the coverages you have purchased.

The information listed on the insurance cards in most states are:

  • Insurance company name
  • Policy number
  • Insured's name
  • Vehicle year, make, model and VIN number
  • Liability coverage
  • What to do in the event of an accident
  • The claims phone number to call in the event of an accident

When using CarInsurance.com to purchase your auto insurance coverages, immediately after you buy your auto insurance policy you should be able to get your proof of insurance. We offer temporary proof of insurance in printable format for you.

Right after payment you will be able to get instant proof of insurance. With most companies this will be your temporary proof of insurance cards. Some carriers give just a simple proof of coverage and payment and then when you log in and confirm your documents are created, while other companies mail your documents including permanent insurance cards along with your declarations page.

Some companies, including Esurance and Progressive allow you to select the ability to receive all documentation electronically, so keep in mind if you selected this option with one of these carriers you will not be sent the insurance cards by mail. Should you wish to obtain copies by mail though you may contact the insurance company directly and they will send insurance cards to you in the mail.

You can always call a customer service representative if you have trouble printing your auto insurance policy, insurance card or your other insurance documents or want to know how to go about requesting an insurance card to be sent in the mail. Please contact Customer Service 1-855-430-7753 for any assistance you need.


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