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We analyzed data from more than 150 insurance companies to find the cheapest home insurance rates in Alaska. Read on to learn more or enter your ZIP below to compare quotes.
The best way to find cheap home insurance in Alaska is to shop around and compare rates from as many companies as possible. Get an idea of average home insurance rates in Alaska via the below breakdown. Individual rates may vary depending on coverage options and the value of the dwelling being insured.
Prices for home insurance in Alaska can vary based on the insurer you select. Safeco offers the best deal on homeowners insurance in Alaska at $727 annually. This compares favorably to Alaska's average cost of $1,103, offering a $376 price break on average statewide homeowners insurance costs.
Start shopping for affordable homeowners coverage by checking out the cheapest Alaska companies, listed below.
|Company||Average Yearly Rate in Alaska|
Alaska homeowners have a lot of decisions to make when shopping for a home insurance policy, including how much their deductible should be. The deductible is the total amount that the insured contributes toward a covered loss. Where you choose to set your homeowners deductible is directly related to the overall cost of your coverage.
A good rule of thumb is: the lower your deductible, the higher your premium will be. Therefore, consider a higher deductible if you aim to pay lower insurance rates. Remember that your homeowners deductible should not be so high that you would struggle to pay it in the event of a loss.
Below you'll find some commonplace deductible options offered on most home policies as well as with corresponding average insurance rates.
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Homeowners insurance rates in Alaska differ by city. Home insurance prices can vary based on city-specific variables like the number of claims filed nearby, meaning your specific ZIP code impact how much you pay.
The best home insurance rates in Alaska are in Sitka. An average home insurance policy in Sitka costs just $885 every 12 months — $218 less than the average homeowners policy in other Alaska cities. Reference the below table to see the cheapest cities in Alaska for home insurance.
|City||Average Yearly Home Insurance Rate|
The level of homeowners coverage determines the insurance premiums you pay. In Alaska, maintaining $100K dwelling coverage costs an average of $569 per year, while carrying dwelling coverage up to $400K costs $1,446/year.
|Coverage Level||Average Annual Premium|
If you're looking for savings, consider carrying your home and auto policies with the same insurance company. A home and auto insurance combo can generate substantial savings on auto insurance: $94 per year, on average, for residents of The Last Frontier.
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GEICO currently sells homeowners insurance policies in Alaska.
Although not required by state law, mortgage lenders may require you to carry home insurance.
Alaska faces an average of 1,503 earthquakes each year. Residents should look into obtaining an earthquake insurance policy.* Earthquake coverage is obtained as a scheduled endorsement to your current policy, covering damages that result from earthquakes.
In addition to the initial earthquake, aftershocks are another serious concern. Aftershocks can be very dangerous and can continue causing damage long after the initial event. Luckily, having this coverage means you pay just one deductible for damage from the initial earthquake in addition to any aftershocks within a period of 72 hours.
Those living in earthquake zones can expect their homeowners insurance rates to be more expensive. This is especially true in areas at the highest risk of seismic activity. While most standard insurance carriers don’t offer earthquake insurance, options exist in states in which seismic activity is a threat. Companies in Alaska may offer endorsements covering earthquake damage. Keep in mind earthquake deductibles are usually higher than deductibles for most standard perils. In Alaska, expect to pay an additional $116 per year for an earthquake insurance endorsement.
Have a look at the best options for earthquake coverage in Alaska listed below. These figures should be treated as estimates — consult one of the companies for rates specific to your property.
|Insurer||Average Annual Earthquake Insurance Rate|
|Western National Mutual||$1,106|
*Source: United States Geological Survey (https://www.usgs.gov/natural-hazards/earthquake-hazards/earthquakes)
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