INSURANCE INSTRUCTIONS Educating The Public On Registration Renewal Procedures
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Michelle Carroll
Reported: May. 29, 2012 2:17 AM EDT
Updated: May. 29, 2012 9:02 AM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is taking steps to educate motorists about electronic verification of insurance coverage.
The DMV says vehicle owners will soon begin receiving an informational insert when they get registration renewal papers in the mail.
State lawmakers in 2010 passed legislation establishing the Electronic Insurance Verification Program, which will allow DMV and police to verify coverage immediately. State law prohibits driving without insurance.
DMV is asking motorists to provide a copy of their certificate of insurance when they register or re-register a vehicle.
Also, insurance companies must print what's called a "NAIC Number" on insurance certificates by Jan. 1, 2014. Customers will be asked to provide this number to DMV when a license plate is renewed or changes are made.