Saving your “pink card” (proof of insurance) to your phone
Published on: March 13, 2019Categories: Car Insurance
Online insurance broker advantages:
3. Saving your “pink card” (proof of insurance) to your phone
One of the best things about having an online insurance broker is that we use digital pink cards for proof of insurance instead of paper ones.
Why dig through a glove box full of animal cracker crumbs, used Kleenex, and ketchup packets for a tiny pink piece of paper when you could just show your proof of insurance on your phone?
Digital liability cards (also known as “digital pink cards” or “eSlips”) are legally acceptable as proof of insurance in Nova Scotia. They were approved on January 10, 2018 in a bulletin released by the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance of Nova Scotia. This means that you are no longer required to have a paper copy of your insurance card in your car, a digital version is acceptable.
At Cheep Insurance, all of our pink insurance cards are digital to make the insurance experience as simple as possible for clients. Below we’ve put together step-by-step instructions for saving your digital pink card to the “mobile wallet” on your phone. Once you’ve done this, you can access it whenever you want – and you don’t need internet or a cell signal to do so (save that data!)
There are two ways you can save your digital pink card to your phone:
Option 1: The Cheep Insurance Mobile App
We highly recommend going with this option as our mobile app gives you access to all your insurance information, policy documents, and payment schedules on your favourite device in addition to your digital pink card. Instructions are below:
If you’re on a phone, the Login button can be found at the bottom of the menu that expands when you click the three lines in the upper right-hand corner of the website
If you’re on a computer, the Login link will be in the upper right-hand corner of the website
Enter your username and password
These were sent to you by email when you first came on board as a client. If this is your first time logging in, you will be required to set up a new password.
If you can’t find the email with your login credentials or changed your password and forgot it, you can hit the Forgot Your Password? link and follow the instructions to reset your password. Your username should be the primary email address we have on file for you.
Step 2: Access and save your digital pink card
Click the “Pink Cards” button
Select the vehicle you’d like to save a digital pink card for
Review the information on the screen to confirm it’s correct and hit the “Continue” button
On the “ID Card Delivery Selection” page:
Make sure your email address is filled in
Check the “Deliver Via Email” checkbox
Fill out your name and email address under “Email Deliveries” – this will tell the system what email address to send your pink card to
Hit the red “Submit” button
An email will be sent to you right away with two different versions of your pink card:
A PDF copy (which you can save and print if you’d like)
A mobile wallet copy
Open the email on your phone and click on the mobile wallet attachment
Your pink card will open on your phone
Hit the “Add” button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen
You will now be able to access your pink card from your mobile wallet on your phone
What if I lend my car to a friend or family member and need to give them my pink card?
Great question! We’ve made it super easy to send a digital pink card to another person if you’re lending them your car. The instructions are below:
Open your mobile wallet and click on your digital pink card
Click on the 3 dots in a circle in the lower right-hand corner
Click “Share Pass”
Select how you’d like to share the pass (text message, email, etc.)
Enter the person’s phone number or email address (depending on which option you selected) and hit send
Voila, it’s that easy! A copy of your digital pink card will be sent using the information you entered right away. The recipient simply needs to hit the “Add” button in the upper right-hand corner of the card when they open it, and it will be added to the mobile wallet on their cell phone.
Will my digital pink card work everywhere or just in Nova Scotia?
We mentioned above that digital pink cards are legally acceptable as proof of insurance in Nova Scotia. However, this is not the case for all provinces and states. If you’re going to be driving out-of-province, we would recommend printing a paper copy of your pink card and bringing it with you just in case.
Need a hand? Our team is happy to help!
If you run into trouble while trying to save your digital pink card to your phone, please let our support team know so they can help you out. You can reach them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (902) 463-1675 (or toll free at 1-866-92-CHEEP / 1-866-922-4337) – press 3 after the prompts.