Some policyholders have to spend time in different states due to work commitment. So, what would happen to their auto insurance coverage each time they take their vehicles with them to work out of state? Would they need new coverage to comply with the requirements of the new state they are driving now? Or their existing policies would be sufficient to drive anywhere in the US temporarily?
Every state in the USA has own insurance legislation. Just for visiting other states you don’t need to buy another policy to comply with the rules of the state you are visiting. Your insurance in the state you are resident would be fine even though there may be differences in the rules and coverage requirements.
However, moving to a new state permanently would mean that you will have to get a new auto insurance policy in your new state. If your current insurer is licensed in both states they may be able to help you out by cancelling the old insurance policy and selling you a new one. You should first check with them.
You may be allowed to drive with your current insurance from your previous state for a certain period. You need to check this with your new state. However, sooner you buy a new policy the better and you can cancel the old one after that. Some people may prefer to keep their old policy as long as they can especially if it was cheaper to buy automobile insurance in the old state.
Moving to a different state is of those circumstances that changes whole price dynamics of your policy. Therefore, motorists should shop for a new automobile insurance policy with an open mind. What they know about their previous coverage and insurer can be totally different now, especially in terms of competitiveness of the price. State rules can make it more expensive or cheaper to insure a car and some companies may lose their competitive edge as soon as you leave your current state borders.