Whether it’s your wallet, glasses, or keys, losing important items is never fun. This is especially true when you lose something like your insurance pink slip. They are small, flimsy and easy to misplace, but they are also mandatory for drivers to have on their person when on the road. If you cannot show proof of your insurance, it can lead to some hefty fines, or even impact your premiums. Not to worry, though! Here’s what you need to do if you lose your insurance pink slip.
What to do if you lost your insurance pink slip
The simple answer is to contact your isure broker immediately. If you have a current (active) policy, your isure broker can give you a replacement as soon as possible. Furthermore, Ontario now offers electronic access to your insurance pink slip to make things easier. Make sure to be proactive; the sooner your provider knows, the quicker you get your new slip.
There are some rare times when, rather than getting a slip that lasts your whole policy, you will get a temporary slip, or a ’30-day binder’. You will only be given a 30-day binder in the case that you are creating a new policy. Your provider will issue you a temporary slip until your new policy gets approval by the insurance company.
Tips and tricks to remember
Thanks to the new digital era, you can say goodbye to flimsy pink slips. Having a digital copy of your pink slip on your phone makes it easier to access, and harder for you to lose. That being said, there are some restrictions. Unfortunately, a picture of the slip is not enough. You must have an official copy, whether it be physical or digital, that is directly from an insurance broker or carrier.
The moral of the story is, don’t get caught without your pink slip! We recommend having both a digital copy and a backup physical copy, just in case you have any issues with the digital copy for any reason. Here at isure, we do our best to ensure our clients have everything they need to safely and legally drive within the confines of the law.
If you have any questions about your car insurance or your insurance pink slip, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-877-859-7772.