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GEICO insurance to use smartphone identification in New York

Staff writer ▼ | November 16, 2015
GEICO is the first insurance company in New York State to complete the certification process through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to allow customers to use identification cards on their smartphones and other electronic devices.
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Drivers in Empire State   Available to New York customers starting November 17
At the Governor Andrew M.’s direction, DMV amended its regulations in April 2015 to allow insurance companies to issue e-cards to their customers. This new feature will be available to New York customers on the GEICO app starting Tuesday, November 17.

New Yorkers must have New York State approved automobile liability insurance coverage to register a vehicle. DMV’s amended regulations allow motorists to provide proof of auto liability coverage, or insurance ID cards, in a paper or electronic format.

Proof of insurance in an electronic format can now be used for motorists acquiring registrations in DMV Offices, providing proof of insurance coverage during a traffic stop, and providing proof of insurance coverage to a judge, justice, or magistrate in response to a summons.