Compare the best rates from car insurance companies in Alaska.
Across the Last Frontier State, there are 31,108 miles of road just waiting to be driven. We’ll get you prepped, then you take the wheel.
Drivers with good driving records typically enjoy lower car insurance costs than drivers with histories of speeding tickets, at-fault accidents, or DUI citations. Alaska drivers without a recent at-fault accident save 34% on their car insurance, on average — a bit more than the national average of 32%. In addition to earning a cheaper premium for driving incident-free, you may qualify for a safe-driving bonus through your car insurance company. The amount of these discounts may vary, but they typically run between 5 and 10%.
|Rating Factor||$ Savings||% Savings|
|No Traffic Tickets||$228||16.60%|
Young drivers (those between the ages of 16 and 25) pay extraordinarily high auto insurance rates, with those aged 16-19 paying the most expensive premiums of all. Because of the risk presented by inexperienced drivers, teens pay more than three times the national average for car insurance. In Alaska, the typical teen driver pays $4,180 per year, which is less than the national average for teens but almost four times more than the Alaska average for all drivers.
|Age||Annual Rate with Parents||Annual Rate Alone|
Drivers with clean driving records — meaning no at-fault accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, or other citations — typically pay less for car insurance. In Alaska, your car insurance premiums will increase by 32% after a DUI, 34% after an at-fault accident, and 16% after a speeding ticket. These post-incident rate hikes roughly align with national averages. If you have a sparkling clean driving history, be sure to inquire about your insurer's safe driver discount.
|Rating Factor||Annual Rate||% Increase|
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Every auto insurance company emphasizes its low rates. But just like with any service, the cheapest car insurance option isn't always the best selection. Considering the financial stakes, it's worthwhile to do the homework to find the insurance policy that insures your vehicle adequately in the event of an incident. Hunt for the best value, instead of settling for the cheapest auto insurance in Alaska.
Compare top insurance companies' financial strength and claims satisfaction levels to better understand the level of service you'll receive. Claims satisfaction — measured by J.D. Power — is ranked on a scale of 2 to 5, with 5 being "among the best" and 2 being "the rest." Financial strength — calculated by A.M. Best and ranging from "Superior" to "Poor" — assesses an insurer's financial strength and ability to fulfill its policy and contractual obligations.
|Insurance Company||Claims Satisfaction (J.D. Power)||Financial Strength (A.M. Best)|
The minimum allowed insurance in the state of Alaska is $50,000 Bodily Injury per person, $100,000 Bodily Injury per accident, and $25,000 Property Damage per accident.
If you elect the minimum required coverage in Alaska, expect to pay a mean of $473 annually. This is less than the national average by 28%. If you choose higher-level car insurance coverage, you can select a policy with comprehensive and collision coverage, which will protect against damages caused by car-vs.-car crashes, auto theft, or weather incidents. However, better auto insurance carries a price: in Alaska, a comprehensive policy with a $1,000 deductible costs $1,037, 120% more than liability-only coverage. For a comprehensive policy with a $500 deductible, expect to pay 149% more than you would for basic liability-only coverage.
Examine average costs for liability-only and comprehensive coverage levels in the following table.
|Location||Liability-Only||Comprehensive — $1,000 Deductible||Comprehensive — $500 Deductible|
In Alaska, drivers are required to maintain liability insurance coverage at minimum levels of:
If you receive a ticket or citation, your car insurance rates will probably get more expensive. By how much depends on the specific citation, your insurer's pricing standards, and differing local insurance regulations and risks. That's why tickets may have a different impact on insurance in your state compared to the national average.
Below is a look at typical auto insurance rates in Alaska after a few common citations.
|Violation||Avg. Annual Auto Insurance Rate||% Insurance Rate Increase||$ Insurance Rate Increase|
|Hit and Run||$1,979||65%||$781|
|Refused Breathalyzer/Chemical Test||$1,821||52%||$622|
|Driving with a Suspended License||$1,717||43%||$518|
|Driving with an Open Container||$1,449||21%||$251|
|Operating a Vehicle Without Permission||$1,477||23%||$278|
|Passing a School Bus||$1,538||28%||$339|
|Following Too Closely||$1,477||23%||$278|
|Failure to Stop at a Red Light||$1,477||23%||$278|
|Driving Wrong Way/Wrong Lane||$1,477||23%||$278|
|Failure to Yield||$1,477||23%||$278|
|Speeding in a School Zone||$1,440||20%||$242|
|Driving Too Slowly||$1,440||20%||$242|
|Driving with Expired Registration||$1,280||7%||$82|
|Failure to Show Documents||$1,280||7%||$82|
|Failure to Use Child Safety Restraint||$1,198||0%||$0|
|Failure to Wear a Seat Belt||$1,198||0%||$0|
|Driving Without Lights||$1,198||0%||$0|
The average premium in Alaska is $588 for a six-month policy, or $98 per month. Alaska is almost 20% cheaper than the rest of the US.
Our data show USAA and State Farm are the best providers in Alaska. USAA costs $1,037 per year while State Farm will set you back $1,097.
On average, Alaskan drivers pay nearly $100 per month for auto insurance.
Car insurance companies calculate your rate based on many factors, location of the vehicle being an important one. The cheapest car insurance is found in Ketchikan, Alaska, and the most expensive in Anchorage, Alaska.
|Rank||City||Avg. Annual Premium|
At The Zebra, we know better than most just what a pain buying car insurance can be. We also know that students suffer from higher-than-average policy rates. Talk about a double-whammy. That’s why, this year, we’ve decided to continue The Zebra’s annual scholarship with the goal of helping to alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the Alaska area, while also getting an insider view of the Last Frontier.
So, students, we want to see your favorite road trip destination(s) in your state— from your unique perspective. If it makes sense to hit the open road and be our virtual tour guide, that's great! But there are no limits to what we're looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions on the way. This is a chance for you to showcase any place you love in as an original way as possible.
The length of the road trip to your feature destination is inconsequential. So if you have an awesome spot in mind that's just two miles from home, we want to see it.
Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States. Upon notification, winner(s) must supply a current proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance.
Your original video should not exceed 2 minutes
The video must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo
Email your submission to email@example.com
your name, address, and phone number when you submit
Selected winner(s) will be awarded a check for $1,000
Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31st, 2020
Winner(s) will be selected and notified by email by January 31st, 2021
The winner will be selected based on creativity in the content and presentation
*Upon notification, winner(s) must also supply a current proof of enrollment at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States.
By participating, entrants represent that the video submitted is their sole and original work and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other party. In other words, no copyrighted music or images may be used.
Employees of The Zebra and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the contest.
Written credits for any technical or talent positions (e.g., editor, director, actors) should be included with your submission, along with any sources used to create the video.