You see the blue and red flashing lights in your rearview mirror. You think to yourself, “How fast was I going? I wasn’t going that fast, was I? Oh shoot, I’m being pulled over!” Next flurry of thoughts: safely pull over to the side of the road, dig license out of purse or wallet, grab proof of insurance…OH NO! You didn’t put your updated insurance card copy in your glove box. Now what do you do?
Many of us have likely found ourselves in this situation: an outdated insurance card or worse, no proof of insurance at all. The good news is, in this technology-driven world we live in, many states are now allowing citizens to provide electronic proof of insurance coverage. According to the Property Casualty Insurers (PCI) Association of America website, 49 states, along with the District of Columbia, allow electronic proof of coverage at traffic stops.
If your insurance coverage is with a company that offers this technology, the days of getting caught without your current auto ID card in your glove box are numbered! Not only is it convenient, but it can also save you the trouble of having to show up in court to present proof of insurance, or even being cited. Central Insurance customers can access this technology through the myCentral® Mobile App. In addition to your auto ID card, you’ll have access to Roadside Assistance, the ability to report a claim, and much more. The app provides all the functionality of the myCentral website on your mobile device. Unique features like fingerprint and facial recognition, and access to contact information for Central without logging in are additional benefits. What’s not to like about that?
To install the myCentral Mobile App on your Apple or Android device, text “myCentral” to 95577 or visit the iTunes or Google Play store to download the app for free.
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Blog originally published March 18, 2014.