On Veterans Day, and every day, we at Esurance salute our brave, selfless service members who protect our freedom. And we want to do everything we can to support them. One way we can do that is by making it a little easier for them to head out for their deployment.

Here are the top 3 car insurance questions we get from active-duty servicepeople.

1. What if I’m moving out of state?

Deployment often happens quickly, which is why your insurance company should make it easy to move your insurance. Your insurance provider can discuss your unique situation.

Remember that different states might have different requirements for auto policies, so check and see what’s necessary.

2. What if I’m moving within the same state?

It’s tempting to think that everything will stay the same. And sometimes it will. But different zip codes have different rates, depending if the area is urban or rural, for example. You may find that your rates change when you move from the city to a base that’s farther out, so be sure to inquire about your options.

3. What if I’m going overseas and don’t need insurance?

Depending on where you’re going and your duties, you might not be driving at all. Meaning car insurance is an extra expense that you don’t want to incur. Check into suspending or even canceling your policy while you’re not using your car.

But remember, that means no one should be using your car. You can’t loan it to another neighbor or family member while your policy is suspended.

If you want to cover them using YOUR insurance, you’ll need to add them to your policy. But if you want to loan your car to someone else for an extended period, they’ll need to add your car to THEIR insurance policy.

Want even more info? Get all your questions answered with our insurance guide to deployment.

Today, and always, thank you so much for your service.

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