Paperless Insurance Cards

Have you seen that commercial where the pig is pulled over for having a broken taillight? When I first saw that commercial, I didn't pay attention to the pig or the humor or even the name of the company. What I was focused on was that electronic proof of insurance that he presented the cop!


If you haven't seen the commercial, you can check it out on YouTube.

Keep in mind that Geico isn't the only insurance company that offers electronic proof of insurance. Many other companies are now providing apps for that.


"Is that legal?" I wondered. I've only ever been pulled over by police one time for speeding, and I can't imagine that grim-faced officer would have been amused if I had reached for my phone to show him my insurance information.


I went ahead and did some research, and it turns out that the legality of paperless proof of insurance depends on where you live. California, Illinois, Idaho and Arizona have all enacted legislation to allow it. There are also bills being considered in other states, including Michigan.


If you don't live in an area yet where paperless proof of insurance is under consideration, contact your state representatives and let them know that you support any step the state takes to reduce paper waste. After all, if it's good enough for the Geico pig, it's good enough for us all.

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