This is a fascinating topic for me. It came up in the course of an interview I gave to a reporter on a topic. (I will leave that for another time, after the article is published.) We discussed how you get a copy of an insurance policy.
I called the California Department of Insurance. I asked for a policy. After all, they keep them all there. The answer: The DOI does not give you copies of policies. Why? Because they don’t know which policy, if any, you would get from a specific insurer.
So, I called some local agents. These were agents for some of the major insurance companies. I asked for a specimen policy. I was told that I could not get a specimen (sample) policy.
It is fascinating to me that insurance companies sell a product but they will not let you see the product before you buy it. Imagine buying a car without test driving it. Or buying a house sight unseen. You would never do that, but insurance companies won’t let you see what you buy until after you buy it. Amazing!