Consumer's Guide to Auto Insurance

​​​​Last Updated: April 16, 2024​

Full version of publication: Consumer's Guide to Auto Insurance 

Wisconsin drivers are required to have motor vehicle liability insurance in force. Make sure you understand your automobile insurance before you need it. This guideto auto insurance includes information about​

  • Types and components of auto insurance
  • Legal requirements 
  • Costs
  • Tips when purchasing coverage 
  • What to do when you’re in an accident
  • What to do if you have problems with your insurance company​​​

To more easily view a glossary term in a PDF within your internet browser, simply hold the CTRL (control) key (or ⌘ key on a Mac) while clicking on the dotted-underlined term​. This will open the glossary in a new window, allowing you to hold your spot within the consumer guide.

Request a Copy by Mail
Order a publication online here or call 1-800-236-8517 to request a copy.

File a Complaint
If you have a specific complaint​ about your insurance, refer it first to the insurance company or agent involved. If you do not receive satisfactory answers, contact the Office of the Commissioner of Insu​rance (OCI).