Cheap Alaska Car Insurance

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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.


Affordable Insurance Premiums in Alaska

What's the cheapest car insurance in Alaska?
RankCompany NameAvg. Annual Premium
2State Farm$1,097

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Cheap Insurance for Good Drivers in Alaska

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$22816.60%
No Accidents$61334.89%
Good Credit$84242.39%

Cheap Insurance for Young Drivers in Alaska

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.

AgeAnnual Rate with ParentsAnnual Rate Alone

Cheap Car Insurance for Bad Drivers in Alaska

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 FactorAnnual Rate% Increase
At-Fault Accident$1,75834.89%
Speeding Violation$1,37216.60%
Bad Credit$1,98642.39%

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Best Car Insurance Companies in Alaska

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 CompanyClaims Satisfaction (J.D. Power)Financial Strength (A.M. Best)
State Farm3Superior
UmialikNot RatedSuperior


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What is the Best Car Insurance Coverage in Alaska?

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.

LocationLiability-OnlyComprehensive — $1,000 DeductibleComprehensive — $500 Deductible
National Average$657.66$1,241.26$1,397.94

Alaska Auto Insurance Laws

State minimum insurance requirements in Alaska

In Alaska, drivers are required to maintain liability insurance coverage at minimum levels of:

  • Bodily Injury $50,000 per person
  • Bodily Injury $100,000 per accident
  • Property Damage $25,000 per accident
Optional coverage in Alaska (varies by carrier):
  • Comprehensive
  • Collision
  • Medical Payments
  • Rental Car Reimbursement
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury

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Ticket Impact on Auto Insurance Rates in Alaska

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.

ViolationAvg. Annual Auto Insurance Rate% Insurance Rate Increase$ Insurance Rate Increase
Hit and Run$1,97965%$781
Refused Breathalyzer/Chemical Test$1,82152%$622
Reckless Driving$1,76547%$567
Driving with a Suspended License$1,71743%$518
At-Fault Accident$1,80651%$607
Driving with an Open Container$1,44921%$251
Operating a Vehicle Without Permission$1,47723%$278
Passing a School Bus$1,53828%$339
Improper Passing$1,47723%$278
Following Too Closely$1,47723%$278
Failure to Stop at a Red Light$1,47723%$278
Illegal Turn$1,47723%$278
Driving Wrong Way/Wrong Lane$1,47723%$278
Failure to Yield$1,47723%$278
Speeding in a School Zone$1,44020%$242
Driving Too Slowly$1,44020%$242
Distracted Driving$1,46522%$267
Driving with Expired Registration$1,2807%$82
Failure to Show Documents$1,2807%$82
Not-at-Fault Accident$1,2524%$54
Failure to Use Child Safety Restraint$1,1980%$0
Failure to Wear a Seat Belt$1,1980%$0
Driving Without Lights$1,1980%$0

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Alaska Car Insurance FAQs

How much is car insurance in Alaska?

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.

What is the best car insurance for the money?

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.

What is the average cost of monthly car insurance?

On average, Alaskan drivers pay nearly $100 per month for auto insurance.

How much does car insurance cost in Alaska cities?

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.

RankCityAvg. Annual Premium

Recent Alaska Car Insurance Questions and Answers

Can I get a 1 day insurance policy?

Most insurance policies run for 6 or 12 month terms. You can always purchase a policy and cancel whenever you would like but you may not get any refund of the cancellation happens in the first month of the term.

Does DoorDash include liability coverage?

DoorDash does cover some liability for its drivers. See more info about what insurance delivery drivers need here.

What is the No Pay, No Play law in Alaska? What happens if both parties in an accident are uninsured?

Unless you were under the influence, drove recklessly, acted with intent, or fled the scene in a hit-and-run, I don't necessarily think you could be charged for a felony if you've been cooperative. However, a suit could be filed against you for damages.

Why do I have to pay a deductible if I was hit by an uninsured driver?

Unfortunately, recovering the cost of your deductible, if the other driver is uninsured, is up to you. I would definitely recommend asking to speak with a supervisor at your insurance company to see if you have any other options available, but you may have to pay the deductible simply to start the repair process.

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As a licensed insurance agent, Ross is responsible for researching and writing about all matters related to insurance. He has a background in writing and education, as well as a master's degree from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has been quoted by CNET, and Kin Insurance.