Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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UPDATED: Jun 12, 2012

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Insurance Question from La Porte, TX

Asked on 06/12/2012

is there a company that will let you get proof of ins today and pay friday? I need insurance coverage today. But I dont get paid till friday.

Answer given on June 16, 2012

When you are trying to obtain auto insurance from a new insurance company most companies will want a down payment in order to start the insruance policy. If you do not have any money available for a down payment, you will probably have a problem getting a new policy started until you are able to provide the payment.Many insurance companies have a payment plan offer where you would only need to provide one month or two months as the down payment, rather than the full premium for the policy term. If you have an agent you are working with who is local, you should meet with them to see if they can arrange something for you. They may be able to take a check and not deposit it for a day or two, yet start the insurance policy. I doubt if they can hold the check for more than 2 days, but meet with them to see if anything can be arranged.


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