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Minnesota homeowners insurance: what you need to know
The average cost of home insurance in Minnesota is $1,773 per year or $148 per month. This is slightly greater than the national average. The easiest way to find a cheap homeowners insurance policy in Minnesota is to shop around and compare rates from as many insurance companies as you can.
Unlike car insurance, home insurance is not priced based on state laws. Even so, major discrepancies exist in homeowners insurance costs on a state-by-state basis. Home insurance costs in states differ depending on the number of — and value of — home insurance claims filed across the state, and also on the value of the belongings and property you're covering.
Learn more about homeowners insurance costs in Minnesota by referencing the below data. Remember: your rates may differ, depending on your coverage limits.
Table of contents:
- Rates by company
- Rates by coverage amount
- Rates by deductible amount
- Rates by city
- Bundling savings
- Frequently asked questions
- Natural disaster coverage
Homeowners insurance rates in Minnesota differ depending on which insurance company you use. Liberty Mutual provides the most affordable homeowners insurance in Minnesota — $1,046 each year. This compares favorably to the state mean rate of $1,773, providing a $727 discount on the typical rates in the state.
Get a head start on looking for cheap home insurance by reviewing the cheapest Minnesota carriers, listed below. Then, see our list of home insurance companies rated best for customer service and other factors.
AFFORDABLE HOME INSURANCE COMPANIES IN MINNESOTA
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The amount of homeowners coverage you select has an impact on your insurance rates. In Minnesota, carrying $200,000 dwelling coverage costs an average of $1,312 per year, while maintaining coverage up to $400,000 costs as much as $2,256 per year.
POPULAR COVERAGE LIMITS IN MINNESOTA
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Among the numerous choices faced by homeowners when buying an insurance policy is where to set the deductible. A homeowners deductible is how much your insurance requires you to pay out of pocket toward a claim. The deductible level you choose can change how much you pay in insurance premiums.
When considering your deductible, a good rule of thumb is that the lower your deductible, the higher your premiums. This means that those seeking lower insurance costs will want to consider a higher homeowners deductible. Keep in mind that your deductible should only be set as high as you can reasonably pay if you suffer a loss.
Below are some commonplace deductible options offered on most home policies as well as with related average insurance costs.
HOME INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY DEDUCTIBLE IN MINNESOTA
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Not all Minnesota cities have equal homeowners insurance rates. Prices depend on local variables such as the likelihood of weather-related claims in the area, meaning your ZIP code could have a major impact on how much you pay.
The cheapest home insurance in Minnesota is found in Rochester. In Rochester, the typical home insurance policy costs $1,682 every 12 months — $91 less than the average homeowners policy in other Minnesota cities. Reference the below table to see the cheapest cities in Minnesota for home insurance.
CHEAPEST CITIES FOR HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE IN MINNESOTA
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Looking for information on homeowners insurance in a specific city? Check out our breakdown of large Minnesota cities:
If you want to save, consider purchasing your home and auto policies from the same insurance company. A home and auto insurance bundle in Minnesota can save you a substantial sum each month on auto insurance. In fact, bundling policies in Minnesota leads to a yearly discount of $156.
HOME AND AUTO BUNDLING DISCOUNTS IN MINNESOTA
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Does homeowners insurance cover an improperly installed metal roof in Minnesota?
Homeowners insurance will not cover an improperly installed metal roof because it wasn't caused by an unpredictable, sudden event. You would need to dispute this with the original installer of the metal roof.
Who holds homeowners insurance companies accountable in Minnesota?
Other than the insurance commissioner of Minnesota, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the regulatory body that governs insurance state-by-state on a national level.
Does homeowners insurance cover flooding in Minnesota?
Flood damage — whether a byproduct of a downpour or a hurricane —is not covered by homeowners insurance policies. To insure your home against flood damage in Minnesota, acquire insurance through FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) or via a private insurer.
Flood insurance coverage from private companies may vary, but NFIP flood insurance covers:
- $250,000 for your home’s structure
- $100,000 for your personal property
If the value of your personal property and home exceeds these limits, consider purchasing a flood insurance policy from our partners at Neptune for additional protection.
Find an affordable homeowners policy in Minnesota today!
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