How to Get a Quote

FAQs: Getting a quote

How long does it take to get my insurance quote?

Elephant Insurance makes it easy to get a quick quote. With our online quote process we ask only the most important questions to be able to give you an accurate quote in about 10 minutes. Best of all, you can do it from the comfort of your own home. If you have your current insurance declarations page handy this will help speed you through the process.

Does it cost anything to get an online auto insurance quote?

No! Quotes from Elephant are always free, whether online or using our toll-free call center. And you’re not under any obligation to buy an auto insurance policy from us. We want to make the process as hassle free as possible while ensuring you all the savings you deserve.

What information will I need to provide to get my quote?

At Elephant Insurance, we’ll only ask you for the information we need to get the right quote for you. We collect basic information about you, other licensed drivers in your household, and the car(s) you’d like covered. We ask about your driving history, but won’t need any records provided until you buy your policy. Our site is secure. Just click on “Get a Quote” to get started.

If you have your current insurance declarations page handy, this will help you in determining the coverage levels you want to purchase. Not sure what levels of coverage you need? Give us a call at 1-855-ELEPHANT and our knowledgeable, licensed insurance experts.

What constitutes as a gap in auto insurance coverage?

When it comes to car insurance, continuous coverage is not something to slack on. Even a one day lapse in insurance coverage constitutes a gap and can cause your rates to go up.

Changing insurance carriers or insuring different cars doesn’t constitute a gap in coverage, unless you let your auto insurance lapse at some point. Being listed on your parents’ auto insurance policy also counts toward continuous coverage.

If your current auto insurance is about to expire, don’t wait! Get an online quote in minutes and see how much you can save!

Why should I get an online insurance quote?

Getting a quote online is fast, easy, and available 24/7 anywhere you have internet access. You can even save your progress online and come back later to finish it or buy. It makes comparing prices a snap.

If you decide to buy online, it takes only minutes to set up your auto insurance policy and print your insurance cards. In addition to saving you time, with Elephant you save money when you buy online. Since there is no middle-man, Elephant passes those savings on to you in the form of lower insurance rates.

And if you find that you prefer to pick up the phone and speak with one of our knowledgeable, licensed insurance experts, you can reach us at 1-855-ELEPHANT. We’re here to answer your questions, give you a quote, or help you buy and manage your policy.

What types of auto insurance discounts can I get?

Want to save even more? We know that every dollar counts these days so we’ve created tons of discounts to help you save money on auto insurance.

Responsible driver discount

Have a flawless driving record? If you’ve been accident-free for five years, you may be able to get up to a 5% discount on some coverages.

Good student

Here’s a smart move. Full time students with a good academic record could be eligible for up to a 6% discount on certain coverages (In most states, policyholders between the ages of 16 and 25, who are full-time students with a “B” average or better, are eligible for this discount).


More is less! Insure more than one car with Elephant and you could get a discount on most of your car insurance coverages.

Online quote

Instant gratification. Get a quote online and save 12%.

Electronic signature

Sign up for savings with your electronic signature and save.

Paperless account

Protect the environment and your wallet. Sign up for paperless statements and save up to 2% per vehicle.

Pay in full

Want to be worry free for a year? If you pay in full you could save from the very beginning.

What if my car isn’t listed when I get my online auto insurance quote?

Is your car right off the lot? A classic or collector car? A specialty car? These may all be reasons you don’t see your car listed in our system. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t get a quote from Elephant. Just call our customer service center at 1-855-ELEPHANT and we can help with the quote process and answer your questions.

We don’t currently offer auto insurance coverage for some specialty cars, including the following: Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, and Rolls Royce, to name a few.

Why do you ask for email address?

At Elephant Insurance your privacy is important to us and we make sure your personal information is protected. We ask for your email address to make the quote process more convenient for you. When you get an online auto insurance quote we’ll send you a copy of your quote for your records. Your email also serves as your login name for easy access when you return to review your saved quote.

What do I need to buy auto insurance from Elephant Insurance?

Like your quote? You can purchase your policy either online or over the phone. To speed the process, please have the following on hand when you buy your policy:

  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number – the unique 17-digit number found on every car) for each of the cars you’re insuring
  • Drivers license numbers for each of the drivers you’re insuring (when you buy your auto insurance policy, you’re required to list all of the licensed drivers residing in your household)
  • The main policyholder’s social security number
  • Your current auto insurance policy (for easy reference when choosing your coverage limits)
  • Loan/lease info if you’re financing/leasing your car
  • A Visa, MasterCard, Discover or an ATM/debit card OR your checking/savings account information

Can I buy auto insurance over the phone from Elephant Insurance?

Elephant strives to make it as fast and easy as possible for you to purchase auto insurance. We realize that when you are making such an important purchase as car insurance, you sometimes want to talk to a person and get all of your questions answered. That’s why when you buy auto insurance from Elephant you have the option of buying your policy online or over the phone at 1-855-ELEPHANT. Give us a call now, we’re all ears!