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Homeowners insurance isn't required, but it is important. A home insurance policy keeps your personal items protected. Homeowners insurance defends your dwelling, attached buildings, and personal property in the event of a variety of circumstances, including wind damage, fire, theft, vandalism, and others.
Unlike auto insurance, home insurance is not priced specifically by state. Even so, major gaps exist in home insurance rates from state to state. Insurance policy rates by state differ based on the number and cost home policy claims submitted across the state, and also on the price of the belongings and home you're insuring.
The easiest way to find cheap home insurance in Oklahoma is to view prices from a variety of insurance companies. Get an idea of how much home insurance costs in Oklahoma via the below breakdown. Remember: your rates will vary, depending on your coverage limits.
Rates for home insurance in Oklahoma will vary depending on which insurance company you choose. Farmers offers the most affordable home insurance in Oklahoma — only $2,371 each year. This compares favorably to the state mean cost of $4,053, offering a $1,681 price break on the state's average rate.
Begin the hunt for affordable homeowners coverage by reviewing the cheapest Oklahoma companies, detailed below.
|Insurance Company||Average Annual Rate in Oklahoma|
|Oklahoma Farmers Union||$2,930|
Not all Oklahoma cities have the same homeowners insurance rates. Policy rates rely on on locally specific variables such as the number of local claims filed, lending your ZIP code plenty of weight in deciding how much you pay.
The cheapest home insurance rates in Oklahoma are available in Bartlesville. An average home insurance policy in Bartlesville costs just $3,455 per year — $597 less than the statewide average. The below cities have the most affordable home insurance in Oklahoma.
|City||Average Annual Home Insurance Rate|
The level of homeowners coverage you select has an impact on your insurance rates. In Oklahoma, maintaining $100K dwelling coverage costs an average of $1,744 per year, while carrying dwelling coverage up to $400K costs $5,222/year.
|Coverage Level||Average Annual Premium|
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Oklahoma homeowners have a lot of choices to make when buying a policy, including how much their deductible should be. A deductible is the amount for which a homeowner is responsible before an insurance company steps in to cover costs. The deductible that you decide on can impact your insurance rates directly.
When choosing a deductible, a good rule of thumb is that the lower your deductible, the higher your premiums. Therefore, if you need your home insurance rates to be lower, it pays to keep your deductible higher. It's worth noting that your deductible should only be as high as you can reasonably pay in the event of a loss.
Have a look at the average deductibles offered by home insurance companies and an approximation of average premiums.
|Deductible Level||Average Annual Homeowners Insurance Rate|
If you want to save on insurance, consider purchasing your home and car insurance policies from the same company. Bundling auto and homeowners insurance in Oklahoma can lead to substantial savings on car insurance. Purchasing bundled policies in Oklahoma leads to average annual savings of $154.
|Avg. Annual Auto Insurance Rate (No Bundle)||Avg. Annual Auto Insurance Rate (Bundle)||Annual Bundle Savings||% Savings with Bundle|
A great way to save is to bundle your auto and homeowners insurance policies. Find a policy today!
Looking for information on home insurance in a particular city? Check out our analysis of significant Oklahoma cities:
Yes - GEICO provides homeowners insurance in the state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma is in the unfortunate position of being at a high risk for many different perils, including tornadoes, wildfires, flooding, earthquakes, and hailstorms. Because of the higher likelihood of a claim needing to be filed, many insurers have raised premiums across the state.
Even though Oklahoma does not require homeowners insurance, it is highly recommended that you carry it. What's more, if you have a mortgage, your lender is likely to require it as a part of your lending agreement.
Oklahoma encounters an estimated 285 earthquakes every year, meaning Oklahoma residents should consider an insurance policy that covers earthquakes.* However, this coverage doesn’t come standard in home policies. Earthquake coverage comes as an endorsement to your home insurance policy, covering damage resulting from land movement.
Aftershocks are another serious concern when it comes to earthquakes. They can be severe and often cause damage for days after the initial event. Luckily, having this coverage means that you pay a single deductible for damage from the initial earthquake as well as any resulting aftershocks within a period of 72-hours.
For those who live in earthquake-prone areas, you can expect your homeowners insurance rates to be more expensive. This is especially true in areas with the highest risk of seismic activity. While most standard insurance carriers don’t offer earthquake coverage, options exist in seismically-active states. Companies in Oklahoma may offer endorsements covering earthquake damage. Keep in mind that earthquake deductibles are usually higher than deductibles for most standard perils. An earthquake endorsement added to your homeowners insurance policy will cost you an additional $127 per year in Oklahoma.
Below you can find a few of the best earthquake insurance options in Oklahoma. Please note that these figures are merely estimates. Rates specific to your property can be found by consulting the listed insurers.
|Company||Average 12-Month Earthquake Insurance Rate|
|American National Financial||$2,266|
|American Farmers & Ranchers||$2,385|
*Source: United States Geological Survey (https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/)
A tornado can hit with precious little warning. There isn't much that can be done to prepare and the effects can be devastating. It's vital to protect your home against tornadoes in Oklahoma, which averages 65 twisters per year.*
Tornado damage is typically caused by wind, so verify your home insurance policy includes windstorm protection, which comes standard in most homeowners policies.
Wind protection covers the exterior and overall structure of the building. Depending on your policy type, you may find that interior damage is only covered when it occurs as caused by exterior damage, like a tree branch breaking a window. Also covered are detached structures, generally up to 10% of the home’s insured amount. Bear in mind that other damages brought about by the storm may not be covered by insurance. For example, if the storm that produced the tornado also causes flooding that damages your home, those damages won't be covered unless you've previously added flood insurance to your policy.
*Source: NOAA's National Weather Service (https://www.spc.noaa.gov/gis/svrgis/)
Fire coverage comes standard on most homeowners policies in Oklahoma.If a fire destroyed your home,your insurance company would cover the damage to your property up to your policy limits. The prevalence of wildfires inOklahoma reinforces the importance of sufficient homeowners insurance: 9% ofOklahomahouseholds are in danger of suffering wildfire damage. In fact,745, 097of the state's acres fell victim to fires in the state in 2018.* Wildfires may not be covered by insurance: consult our guide for details.
In addition to covering damages — up to your policy limits — your homeowners insurance could pay for your additional living expenses if your home is uninhabitable. Damage that occurs via arson — or fire-related damage to a vacant home — will not be covered by a homeowners insurance policy.
*Source: Insurance Information Institute (https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-wildfires)