When you are moving, you may be wondering what to do with your car. If you are driving it, can you take it with you? What about the insurance? Can you keep using your old policy in the new state? The answer to these questions may surprise you. In this blog post, we will explore the rules regarding car insurance when you move and whether or not you can keep using your old policy. We will also discuss some of the common exceptions to these rules.
What is the Rule of one State?
The rule of one state is that you can only use your car insurance in the state where you registered your vehicle. If you ever want to drive in another state, you’ll need to get new car insurance in that state.
What are the exceptions to the Rule of One State?
There are a few exceptions to the Rule of One State when it comes to car insurance. If you live in a state that has an inter-state compact, you may be able to use your car insurance in any other state that is part of the compact. This includes all 50 states as well as Washington D.C. Additionally, some countries have agreements with other countries that allow residents of one country to use their car insurance in another country, regardless of whether the latter has an agreement with the United States.
How to Change Your State of Residence
If you’re considering moving to another state, be sure to check the car insurance requirements in that state. Some states have stricter regulations than others, meaning that if you’ve got car insurance from a previous location, it may not be valid in your new state. Here’s how to change your state of residence and ensure that your car insurance will continue to cover you:
1. Call your existing car insurance company and ask them if you’re covered in your desired new state. Many companies will provide this information free of charge.
2. If you’re not covered, research the required state car insurance laws and find out which insurers are required to offer coverage in that particular state. You can also contact the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for more information on specific policies and requirements in each state.
3. Contact your current insurer and let them know that you’ll be moving soon and request that they cancel your policy immediately so that you’re not incurring any auto-related expenses while living in your desired new state. Be sure to provide all the necessary information, such as the date of your move and the name of the new state where you’re moving.
4. Once everything is finalized, drive over to your local driver licensing bureau with all of the necessary documents (your old driver license, proof of vehicle registration, etc.) and officially change your residency status with them. This process should take around two hours total, plus any testing or paperwork required by your state.
5. Once everything is finalized, register your vehicle in your new state and re-enroll in your auto insurance policy. You should now be fully covered in your new home state!
Many of us move around a lot for our work or for other reasons. If you are moving to a new state, it’s important to know whether you can use your car insurance in that state. In most cases, yes, you can continue using your car insurance with the same company. However, there are a few exceptions: if you have had an accident in the last year in the state you’re moving to, or if your policy states that only vehicles registered in that state are covered. It’s always best to check with your car insurer before making any big moves so that everything is clear and no surprises arise.