You can do pretty much anything from your smartphone these days. From browsing headlines to managing your bank account, smartphones help keep us informed, organized, and ready for anything — including providing proof of insurance.

To keep up in the digital age (and put an end to glove compartment clutter everywhere), insurance companies have started making insurance ID cards available from their mobile apps. Of course, Esurance has been digital since day one, letting policyholders print their ID cards online, so we’ve always been on top on the trend.

As of September 22, 2015, 43 states now accept digital insurance ID — and we anticipate that this list will continue to grow.

Map of states where ecards are allowed.

Last updated September 22, 2015.

Get your digital ID card

If you’re an Esurance customer, getting your digital proof of insurance is easy. First, grab your phone and download Esurance Mobile for free. Then follow these steps:

  • Open Esurance Mobile
  • Tap “policy management”
  • Log in (if you haven’t already)
  • Tap “view ID cards”

It’s that simple. Farewell to digging through the endless abyss of your glove compartment! The proof you need is now (literally) at your fingertips.

And that’s not all Esurance Mobile can help you do. You can make payments, file claims, and even view the progress of your repairs with RepairView® — all right from your smartphone. Plus, there’s a feature that can help you find a nearby repair shop, parking in a pinch, and the best cupcakes in town.

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Not ready to go digital? 

No problem. While laws are rapidly changing, many states still require physical ID cards.If you need a copy of your Esurance proof of insurance, simply:

  • Log into your policy
  • Click “ID Cards, Policy Docs & Emails”
  • Click “Print ID Cards”

Paper devotee or digital convert?

Do you travel paper-free when it comes to your car insurance, or do you prefer to have a hardcopy on hand? Tell us what you think about insurance IDs entering the digital age in the comments below.

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about Jennifer

A Motor City native, Jennie spent a few years knee-deep in automotive before heading to San Francisco to join the Esurance team as a copywriter. In addition to words, she’s a big fan of running, Detroit Tiger baseball, and the Trader Joe’s cheese aisle.