Mexico Insurance Professionals Reminds Travelers of need to Purchase Mexico Auto Insurance when Driving to Mexico this Winter

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US and Canadian Auto Insurance is not valid in Mexico. Travelers who are driving to Mexico must purchase separate Mexican Auto Insurance coverage.

Over the next several weeks, hundreds of thousands of people will head south of the border for the Christmas holiday. Why this week? Culture and tradition! The Christmas season in Mexico kicks off with Las Posadas which are the 9 days before (i.e. the 16th) Christmas Eve and represent the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem. The celebration will continue in some form or another until January 6 when Día de Reyes is celebrated. Día de Reyes represents the arrival of the Wisemen. In Mexico it is this day when gift giving usually occurs rather than the 25th of December; although recently, Santa Claus and Christmas Day has begun to take a slightly bigger role.

With the celebrations beginning in just days, the Mexican Insurance Professionals at remind travelers to ensure they have proper insurance coverage in place before heading to Mexico. While many simply purchase Mexico Insurance at the border, Derek Kartchner, Vice President of Business Development of International Insurance Group, Inc (IIG), the parent company of, explains there other options for purchasing and the reasons for doing so.

While border checkpoints certainly drive a lot of Mexico insurance purchases, this year will be the first time that travelers will be subject to the new mandatory liability insurance laws passed in Baja California and Jalisco.” For those areas that are not subject to mandatory liability laws they are still subject to a de facto financial responsibility law as accidents can be considered a felony offense. Not only do Mexico insurance policies provide liability coverage, they also provide legal assistance that can aid the insured in such a situation"

Nate Watson, COO of IIG stated, β€œIn addition to all the legal reasons for purchasing Mexico Insurance, one of the most important reasons has to do with protecting one's assets. For many their car is their most valuable asset, but for whatever reason some people still choose not to purchase insurance when they head to Mexico.”

Purchasing a Mexico insurance policy is a simple process and can be done in less than 10 minutes via the website.. Basic coverage includes Liability, Medical Payments, Legal assistance, and Travel Assistance. Physical Damage coverage can also be covered for things like Collision, Theft, Roll Over, Fire, Lightning, and other Natural Phenomena. Upgraded packages include the option for US repair, partial theft, vandalism, and other coverage.

The Mexico Insurance Professionals ( revolutionized the Mexico Insurance market in 1999, and since that time hundreds of thousands of clients have purchased and printed their policies via their website. More information about the Mexico Insurance Professionals can be found by visiting

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