Secretary of State White Applauds Electronic Auto Insurance Checks

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White celebrates his office’s auto insurance electronic verification program.

The program works by insurance companies confirming with the Office of the Secretary of State that all motorists have insurance at least twice a year. If there is no confirmation, vehicle owners then receive a letter to notify their insurance agent and confirm that they have insurance before their registration is suspended.

“My office led the effort to establish and implement this electronic auto insurance verification system to reduce the number of Illinois motorists driving uninsured,” White said. “I’m glad the program is working.”

White said this has led to far fewer uninsured drivers. Since the program launched on July 1, 2021, the number of vehicles registered in Illinois but uninsured has nearly halved, from 12.7% to 6.9%.

If you receive a letter stating that your vehicle registration has been suspended or will be suspended, the Office of the Secretary of State directs that you contact your agent or insurance company to remove the suspension or pending suspension, at instead of going to a driver service center.

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