Ask Anne Marie: When a Driver Moves, When Should They Notify Their Insurance Company?

Every week we’ll highlight a question sent to our resident insurance expert, Anne Marie Thomas. This week’s question comes from Daniel who is asking when exactly he should let his auto insurance provider know that he’s moved.

Daniel asks:

“When a driver moves, when should they notify their insurance company? How can they show proof of new address, if their updated driver’s licence takes 4 weeks to arrive from Service Ontario?”

Don’t wait to let your auto insurer know you’ve changed addresses, explains Anne Marie. The sooner, the better.

“It’s best to let your auto insurance provider know your new address as soon as you know it. They’ll update your policy accordingly so that your new address is on record, effective the day you move.

“When you call, chances are your auto insurance provider will take you at your word when you let them know you’re moving, but if they require proof, you can provide them with your new lease, or any other documentation that lists your new address.”

Your insurance coverage is a contract and to ensure it covers you when you need it most, updating your insurer about any change in your circumstances in a timely manner is the best policy.

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