Question

How do I handle car insurance after my husband's death?

If my husband passed away, and I have never had a license, should I keep his insurance current? Or does insurance cover him or the car? My husband passed away on Sunday. I don't drive but I want to keep his car legal in case I need someone to drive me somewhere in it. Does the driver's insurance cover this, or how do I handle it?

Dec 11, 2018 Kansas City, MO

Answer
Ava Lynch

Dec 11, 2018

I'm sorry to hear your husband has passed. Every company is different when it comes to their process when a spouse passes away. I would contact your agent to see what the options are. Many times you can put the policy in your name and list anyone that would be a regular driver. The only concern is you don't have a license and not all companies will insure you without a license. If your current company will not insure you then we can quote you with several companies at The Zebra or you can give us a call at 888-807-3823. Good luck and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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