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Wyoming homeowners insurance: what you need to know

The average cost of home insurance in Wyoming is $1,171 per year or $98 per month (less than the national average). Home insurance is an optional — but important — product that works to keep your belongings safe in the event your home suffers damage from common incidents. The best way to find affordable homeowners insurance in Wyoming is to shop around and compare rates from multiple companies. 

Unlike auto insurance, homeowners insurance isn't priced based on state-level legislation. Even so, major discrepancies exist in homeowners insurance costs on a state-by-state basis. Home insurance policy costs in states vary depending on the total number and value of home insurance claims filed in that particular state, and depend on the value of the belongings and structures covered by the policy.

Find out typical homeowners insurance rates in Wyoming by reviewing the below data. 

 

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 Wyoming

Prices for home insurance in Wyoming differ depending on the insurance company you select. Safeco sells the cheapest homeowners insurance in Wyoming — just $740 per year. This compares favorably to the state's average cost of $1,171, providing a $430 discount on average statewide home insurance costs.

Start looking for a well-priced homeowners insurance policy by reviewing the most affordable Wyoming home insurance carriers, listed below.

 

AFFORDABLE HOME INSURERS IN WYOMING
Company Average 12-Month Rate in Wyoming
Safeco $740
USAA $765
Amco $852
State Farm $1,497
Allstate $2,000

 

Wyoming home insurance prices by coverage levels

Your chosen level of homeowners coverage impacts the insurance premiums you pay. In Wyoming, carrying $100K dwelling coverage costs an average of $530 per year, while carrying additional coverage up to $400K costs $1,537/year.

 

POPULAR COVERAGE LIMITS IN WYOMING
Coverage Level Average Annual Cost
$100,000 Dwelling $530
$200,000 Dwelling $820
$250,000 Dwelling $986
$400,000 Dwelling $1,537

 

Homeowners insurance deductibles in Wyoming

Wyoming homeowners have a lot of decisions to make when deciding on a homeowners policy, including how high or low to set their deductible. The deductible is the amount the insured is responsible for paying toward a covered loss. The deductible level you choose can impact how much you pay in insurance premiums.

Put simply, a higher deductible translates to lower insurance rates. Therefore, consider a higher deductible if your are hoping to pay lower home insurance premiums. Keep in mind that your deductible should only be set as high as you can reasonably afford in the event of a covered loss.

The following table reveals the typical rates affiliated with deductibles offered by most home insurers.

 

HOME INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY DEDUCTIBLE IN WYOMING
Deductible Tier Average Annual Homeowners Insurance Rate
$500 $1,072
$1,000 $986
$1,500 $945
$2,000 $857
$5,000 $723

 

Wyoming homeowners insurance costs by city

Not all Wyoming cities have the same home insurance rates. Policy pricing depends on local variables such as the number of homeowners claims filed nearby, meaning your ZIP code could have a major impact on how much you pay.

The cheapest homeowners insurance in Wyoming is available in Green River. A typical homeowners insurance term in Green River totals just $869 per year — $302 less than the average policy in other Wyoming cities. The below cities have the most affordable homeowners insurance in Wyoming.

 

CHEAPEST CITIES FOR HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE IN WYOMING
City Average 12-Month Home Insurance Rate
Green River $869
Evanston $875
Powell $939
Rawlins $953
Cody $989

 

Home and auto insurance bundling in Wyoming

If you're looking for savings, consider purchasing both your home and auto insurance policies from one company. A home and car insurance bundle in Wyoming can lead to substantial savings on your auto insurance policy. Bundling policies in Wyoming leads to yearly savings of $134.

 

HOME AND AUTO BUNDLING DISCOUNTS IN WYOMING

Avg. Annual Rate (No Bundle)

Avg. Annual Rate (w/ Bundle)

Annual Savings ($)

Annual Savings (%)

$1,350 $1,216 $134 11%

 


 

Wyoming homeowners insurance FAQs

 

Does Amica Mutual sell homeowners insurance in Wyoming?

Amica Mutual does in fact offer homeowners insurance in Wyoming

Is home insurance required in Wyoming?

While Wyoming does not require homeowners insurance, it is a good idea to carry this coverage to protect your property against loss. Also, keep in mind that your mortgage lender may require homeowners coverage as a part of the lending agreement.

 


 

Natural disaster coverage in Wyoming

 

Does homeowners insurance cover earthquakes in Wyoming?

Wyoming endures roughly 84 earthquakes per year, which means that Wyoming residents may want to look into getting earthquake insurance.1 This type of protection isn't a standard feature of home insurance policies. You can add earthquake coverage as an added endorsement to your current policy and protects you against damages that result from earthquakes.

Aftershocks pose another serious threat. An aftershock can be quite powerful, and often continue causing damage long after the initial event. Fortunately, having this coverage means that you pay a single deductible for losses resulting from the initial earthquake as well as all related aftershocks that happen within a 72-hour period.

If your home is in an area prone to earthquakes, expect higher homeowners insurance rates, especially in the highest-risk locations. Earthquake insurance is not available from most standard insurers, but there are some options for those who live in states where earthquakes are a real threat. Companies in Wyoming may allow you to purchase an endorsement to cover damage from earthquakes. Keep in mind that earthquake deductibles are usually higher than deductibles for most standard perils. An earthquake endorsement added to your homeowners coverage will cost you an additional $115 per year in Wyoming.

Have a look at the best options for earthquake coverage in Wyoming listed below. Please note that these figures are merely estimates. Rates specific to your property can be found by consulting the listed companies.

 

CHEAP HOMEOWNERS EARTHQUAKE COVERAGE IN WYOMING
Insurer Average Yearly Earthquake Insurance Rate
USAA $670
Nationwide $686
Liberty Mutual $691
State Farm $1,112
Allstate $1,555

 

Does homeowners insurance cover fires in Wyoming?

Fire coverage is standard on every home insurance policy in Wyoming. If your home were damaged or destroyed by fire, your insurance company would cover the damage to your property — within your policy limits. The prevalence of wildfires in Wyoming reinforces the importance of maintaining homeowners insurance: 14% of homes in the state are in danger of being damaged by a wildfire. In fact, 279,243 of the state's acres fell victim to fires in the state in 2018.2

In addition to covering damages — up to your coverage limits — your home insurance would cover additional living expenses if your home is deemed unlivable. Fire-related damages not covered by your home insurance provider is intentional damage (arson) or damage to a vacant home. Double-check to confirm your insurance policy covers wildfire damage.

 

Does home insurance cover flooding in Wyoming?

Damage via flooding — regardless of cause —is not covered by standard home insurance. To insure your home against flood damage, acquire insurance from a private flood insurance company or through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Flood insurance coverage from private companies may vary, but if you buy through the NFIP you are allotted coverage for:

  • $250,000 structural coverage
  • $100,000 personal property coverage

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.

 


 

Sources:

1United States Geological Survey

2Insurance Information Institute

 


 

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