Can Someone Else Insure My Car if the Title Is Under My Name?

Can Someone Else Insure My Car if the Title Is Under My Name?
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Insurable Interest

Insurance companies want drivers to have an insurable interest in the car, meaning that drivers personally have a stake in protecting it. If someone else is insuring the car in your name, insurance companies worry that you’ll be more likely to damage the car and pocket any claim check you receive. Insurers also want to keep those with an excellent driving record from using their own data to buy insurance for other, riskier drivers, thus providing a false picture of the risk the insurance company is taking when it writes the policy.

Denied Claims

Even if your state and insurance company allow another individual to insure your car, this puts you at greater risk that a claim will be denied. Insurance companies require the claimant to demonstrate how she sustained a loss in order to benefit from the policy. If the person insuring the car has no basis for financial harm, there’s no reason to pay out the claim. Therefore, if someone else is insuring your vehicle and you get into an accident, the insurance company may determine that the policyholder didn’t suffer a financial loss even though the vehicle was damaged, since the policyholder doesn't own the car in question.