Most American insurance companies require a US driver's license - but here are a couple that don't

If you're planning to buy a vehicle in the United States, liability (third-party) insurance is legally required, and comprehensive and collision insurance (first-party) is a smart addition.

But if you're an international visitor, and you don't have a US driver's license, most insurance companies will likely decline to cover you.

Here are two top-rated insurance companies that don't require a US driver's license:

Progressive: Progressive Insurance, headquartered in Mayfield, Ohio, is rated A+ Superior by A.M. Best for its superior ability to meet ongoing insurance obligations.  Its customer service consistently ranks highly among large insurance companies.

National General: National General Insurance Company, headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is also rated A+ Superior by A.M. Best.  National General's customer service gets good marks for customer service, and underwrites policies issued by Good Sam, America's most popular recreational vehicle membership club.

If you're planning to buy a vehicle in the United States, start your insurance search with Progressive and National General.