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Ask a Travel Nurse: How does car insurance work for Travel Nurses?

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Ask a Travel Nurse: How does car insurance work for Travel Nurses?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:

How does car insurance work for Travel Nurses when traveling between different states? Do you have to get a new policy in every state you work in, or is there a nationwide policy?

Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:

I cannot say for certain how it works with each individual insurance company. However, I have been with State Farm forever, and the only place where I have had to change anything with my insurance was when I traveled to Hawaii.

However, when I was in Hawaii I could still be insured with State Farm, but I needed to change my auto insurance policy to a local State Farm agent on the island due to Hawaii’s insurance coverage laws being a bit different than those in the continental U.S.

I would imagine that most of your larger companies (i.e. State Farm, Geico, Nationwide, etc.), would allow you to set up a policy that would cover you nationwide.

The best advice I can give, is to contact each company through the main number they give on their websites, tell them your situation, and ask if they can give you a quote and how you would need to go about setting up a policy that would cover you throughout the U.S.

To find out which auto insurance companies are prevalent in the U.S., just type in “auto insurance companies” or “best auto insurance companies” and spend some time researching each to see which meets your needs.

Hope this helps.


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About the Author:

Hello everyone. I’m a travel nurse originally from Ohio who graduated in 1993 from Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus. I completed a critical care fellowship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 1994 and started traveling in that specialty a year later. My first travel assignment was in Maui and since that time I have completed close to 40 different contracts in various states with multiple travel companies. I am the author of Travel Nurse’s Bible (A Guide to Everything on Travel Nursing), in addition to my writings here and in the pages of Travel Nursing publications such as Healthcare Traveler Magazine and American Nurse Today. I am presently on assignment in Phoenix, AZ and travel anywhere from six to eleven months of the year.

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