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Montana homeowners insurance: what you need to know

The average price of home insurance in Montana is $2,042 per year or $170 per month.  Home insurance is an optional but important insurance coverage. It keeps your investment insured in the event your house suffers damage from an array of circumstances, such as wind damage, fire, theft, vandalism, and others.

Unlike car insurance, home insurance isn't controlled by state legislation. That said, there are major differences in home insurance costs on a state-by-state basis including Montana. Home insurance policy costs in states may vary depending on the number and total value of home policy claims across the state, and depend on the value of the dwelling and belongings being insured.

The best way to find a cheap homeowners insurance policy in Montana is to compare rates and consider policies from as many companies as possible. Get an idea of homeowners insurance costs in Montana by referencing the below tables. Your rates may vary, depending on your coverage details.

 
Table of contents:
  1. Rates by company
  2. Rates by coverage amount
  3. Rates by deductible amount
  4. Rates by city
  5. Bundling savings
  6. Frequently asked questions
  7. Natural disaster coverage
 

The cheapest home insurance companies in Montana

Prices for home insurance in Montana can vary depending on which insurer you use. Pacific Insurance provides the cheapest home insurance in Montana, at only $1,179 yearly. This is less than the state average cost of $2,042, offering an $862 discount on average statewide home insurance costs.

Start your search for affordable coverage by viewing average rates from top Montana home insurance carriers, listed below.

 
AFFORDABLE HOME INSURERS IN MONTANA
Insurance CompanyAverage Yearly Rate in Montana
Pacific Insurance$1,179
Trinity Universal$1,287
Safeco$1,466
Farmers$1,711
USAA$1,921
 
 

Montana home insurance prices by coverage levels

How much you spend on home insurance coverage is greatly impacted by the level of coverage you choose. In Montana, carrying $200,000 dwelling coverage costs an average of $1,553 per year, while maintaining coverage up to $400,000 costs as much as $2,509 per year.

 
POPULAR COVERAGE LIMITS IN MONTANA
Coverage LevelAverage Annual Cost
$100,000 Dwelling$981
$200,000 Dwelling$1,553
$250,000 Dwelling$1,817
$400,000 Dwelling$2,509
 

Homeowners insurance deductibles in Montana

Among the many decisions faced by homeowners when buying homeowners insurance is how high or low to set the deductible. A deductible is the amount for which a homeowner is responsible before the insurer will cover a claim. The deductible chosen can impact how much you pay in insurance premiums.

A good rule of thumb is: the lower your deductible, the higher your premium. Therefore, it might make sense to set a higher deductible if you are hoping to pay lower premiums. Remember: your homeowners deductible should not be set at an amount that you would have difficulty paying in the event of a loss.

Below are some common deductible options offered by most home insurance companies as well as with corresponding average insurance rates.

 
HOME INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY DEDUCTIBLE IN MONTANA
Deductible TierAverage Annual Homeowners Insurance Rate
$500$1,967
$1,000$1,817
$1,500$1,737
$2,000$1,636
$5,000$1,407

 

Montana homeowners insurance costs by city

Not all Montana cities have equal homeowners insurance rates. Policies are often priced on city-specific variables, including the number of claims filed nearby, lending your ZIP code plenty of weight in deciding how much you pay.

The cheapest home insurance rates in Montana are in Evergreen. An average homeowners insurance policy in Evergreen costs just $1,357 per year — $685 less than the average homeowners policy in other Montana cities. The below table shows the best places to live in Montana if you’re looking for cheap homeowners insurance.

 
CHEAPEST CITIES FOR HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE IN MONTANA
CityAverage 12-Month Home Insurance Rate
Evergreen$1,357
Whitefish$1,435
Columbia Falls$1,437
Belgrade$1,497
Missoula$1,511

 

Home and auto insurance bundling in Montana

If you're trying to save, consider purchasing both your home and auto insurance policies from one company. Bundling auto and homeowners insurance in Montana can lead to substantial savings on your auto insurance bill. Bundling home and auto policies in Montana leads to yearly savings of $146.

 
HOME AND AUTO BUNDLING DISCOUNTS IN MONTANA

Avg. Annual Rate (No Bundle)

Avg. Annual Rate (w/ Bundle)

Annual Savings ($)

Annual Savings (%)

$1,347$1,201$14612%

 


 

Montana homeowners insurance FAQs

 

Does Progressive carry home insurance in Montana?

Yes - Progressive is an option for homeowners insurance in Montana.

Why is home insurance so expensive in Montana?

Rates are set by insurance companies accordingly by weighing the likelihood of perils that may occur in certain areas. As a result, rates may be on the more expensive side depending on where you live in Montana.

 


 

Natural disaster coverage in Montana

 

Does homeowners insurance cover flooding in Montana?

Flood damage is not covered by homeowners insurance policies. To insure your home against flood damage in Montana, 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.

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Kristine Lee
Kristine LeeManager, Content and Data

Kristine is a licensed insurance agent who joined The Zebra in 2019 as an in-house content researcher and writer.

She is an authority on all things insurance and covers the ins and outs of auto, home, life and renters insurance. Her specialty is in providing data-backed insights and information to help insurance shoppers make informed decisions.

Kristine's insurance expertise and research have been cited by publications such as CNBC, Car and Driver, Business Insider, Yahoo!, The Balance, Nationwide and Elephant.

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