Who needs to know you are moving
You may have a thousand things on your mind come moving day, but one very important thing to take care of is letting the right people know you are moving. Although friends, family, and your employer are obviously individuals in the know, there are other people who need to know whom you might not have considered telling about your future plans. Some of these individuals you are legally obliged to inform. Before you set out to track down every individual you’ve come in contact with, make a list of who needs to know and what they need to know about your move.
- Financial institutions – Do you have 5, 6, or 10 different credit cards? Do you have student loans through various organizations? Any lenders you owe money to need to know about your move. This will help them update your paperwork and will give them access to your location. According to the law, you are legally bound to keep this information up-to-date with any lenders. Also, any Banking institution you use should also be aware of your address change. This will prevent any future funds transfers or closure problems.
- Insurance Companies – This one is a biggie. If you have homeowners, renters, life, or auto insurance then you have to update your address change with your insurance company. As is the case with financial institutions, insurance companies need this information on file in case a claim is made and to prevent future claims from being rejected if you run into an issue.
- Doctors and Medical professionals – Moving to a new city means you will obviously no longer be using the services of your previous medical professionals. Take the time to transfer your records and update your new address with individuals who need the information. This will also help you set up your health care in advance before you make your first appointment.
- Magazines or subscription services – Anything that is sent to your old address should be updated and notified of your address change. Avoid any lapses in service by calling companies or magazines you subscribe to and give them your new address.
It might seem like quite a bit of work to inform every single company and individual about your address change, but in the end it will save you the heartache of verifying your identification. Be prepared and plan ahead by distributing your new address to companies and individuals who need it.