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May 6, 2014

Maryland 35th State to Allow e-Card

ANNAPOLIS, Md.- The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is pleased to announce that Maryland drivers can now show electronic proof of insurance using their mobile device if requested by law enforcement.

“This meets the needs of the drivers in Maryland who now don’t have to worry about searching in their glove compartment for proof of insurance if a police officer asks for it, they can now simply store it on their smart phone,” said Oyango Snell, PCI’s regional manager. “Not only will this save time, but it’s environmentally friendly as well, as these measures cut down on the amount of mailings.” 

“PCI and our members are pleased with the way technology is being used to help policyholders access their information more efficiently. Today’s new approval from the Maryland Police Department is proof we live in a digital age, where we are embracing new technologies. If drivers wish to continue using a paper insurance card to show proof of insurance, they can do so.”

Maryland is the 35th state to adopt e-card laws or regulations that allow drivers to show evidence of insurance with their smart phone during a traffic stop.  

PCI is composed of more than 1,000 member companies, representing the broadest cross-section of insurers of any national trade association. PCI members write over $195 billion in annual premium, 39 percent of the nation’s property casualty insurance. Member companies write 46 percent of the U.S. automobile insurance market, 32 percent of the homeowners market, 37 percent of the commercial property and liability market, and 41 percent of the private workers compensation market.