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Insurance Consumer Information

Below are sources of information related to auto insurance including links to organizations with helpful guides on topics such as purchasing auto insurance, filing claims and more.

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Insurance Verification Program

As part of its role of administering motor vehicle laws, DMV monitors liability insurance for vehicles registered in the Commonwealth. To protect the interests of all Virginia motorists, DMV administers an Insurance Verification Program which identifies vehicle owners who are not in compliance with insurance requirements.

In a partnership with the insurance industry, DMV participates in the Electronic Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Reporting process. Under this process, all insurance companies authorized or licensed to do business in Virginia furnish liability insurance information to DMV when they issue and cancel liability insurance for vehicles registered in Virginia.

If you have questions regarding insurance compliance with DMV, please contact us.

Virginia State Corporation Commission

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) regulates Virginia's businesses and economic concerns balancing the interests of citizens, businesses, stockholders and consumers. The SCC works to assure that Virginians receive quality service from regulated public service businesses at reasonable prices. The SCC also assists consumers who have valid disputes with regulated companies. The SCC's Bureau of Insurance is involved in consumer protection through administration of state laws regarding insurance.

Insurance Information Institute

The Insurance Information Institute (III) provides facts and assistance free of charge to the media, individuals and organizations. The III produces consumer information brochures as well as studies and analyses of the property/casualty industry and the issues it faces. The III also provides money saving tips for purchasing auto insurance and helpful information on filing claims. offers one-stop shopping for free federal publications on saving money, investing, getting federal benefits, buying cars, solving consumer problems and more. The FCIC helps federal agencies and departments develop and distribute useful information to the public.

Insurance Consumer Advocate Network

The Insurance Consumer Advocate Network (ICAN) is an information clearinghouse that provides tips to help consumers determine what kind of insurance best fits their needs.

Independent Insurance Agents of America

The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA) is a consumer advocacy organization that represents more than half of all the independent insurance agencies in the country.

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