Proof of insurance — that small, usually perforated ID card that arrives in the mail along with your insurance declaration — is designed to be slipped into your car’s glove compartment. But it can just as easily slip your mind. If it does, and you’re stopped for even the most minor infraction, the consequences could run to hundreds of dollars in fines.
Are there really no substitutes?
Unfortunately, nothing can take the place of that little ID card. Not your declaration page, not even your most recent insurance payment receipt. Just about everywhere in the country, the law requires that you carry proof of insurance in the vehicle you’re driving — and are able to present it to authorities when asked.
Who needs to see my insurance ID?
DMV: You will need to provide it every time you renew your license plate.
Police: No matter the reason, if stopped you need to show license, registration — and that little ID card. Without it, you’re likely to receive a stiff fine.
Claimants: After an accident, both the other person involved and the officer on the scene will want to see your insurance ID.
Ok, so why is a digital insurance card different?
The State Farm® Mobile App, which provides an electronic insurance card, was created especially for those who are prone to file away insurance ID cards along with their insurance declaration — or else overlook them both in the mail pile by the front door. It provides instant access to electronic insurance ID cards, along with many other helpful and convenient functions. You can even add your electronic insurance card to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay.
No rummaging, awkward explanations or fines
Instead, show your electronic insurance card wherever you are, to whomever needs to see it. No rummaging through the glove compartment. No awkward explanations. And best of all, it’s absolutely free.
With the State Farm Mobile App, essential information, vital tasks and meaningful deals (as well as a digital insurance card) are always within reach. Now, go sort through that mail pile.