No matter if you’re traveling to the Big Apple, seeking solace in serene Saratoga Springs, or taking a road trip to the Catskills, New York has a wide variety of attractive, well-known places. But before you leave, be sure your New York auto insurance is up to date.
Whether you reside in the middle of New York City, along Lake Ontario, or elsewhere in the Empire State, our insurance agents in New York can assist you in obtaining the coverage you require.
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Popular Car Insurance Coverage in New York
State Minimum Coverage
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist
- Personal Injury Protection (PIP) (required since NY is considered a no-fault state)
- Medical Payments
- Rental Car Reimbursement
- Roadside Assistance
- Supplemental Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury (SUM)
- Additional Personal Injury Protection (APIP)
Average Auto Insurance Rates in New York
The cost of car insurance in New York is higher than the national average. The average annual cost of car insurance is $1,582 in New York. Your driving history, age, location, the level of coverage you choose, and the insurance provider from which you choose to purchase your policy are just a few of the variables that can affect the cost of your auto insurance in New York.
City Average Auto Insurance Rates
- New York City $2,496 *minimum coverage
- Rochester $1,166
- Hewlett $759
- Fairport $1,417
- Ithaca $2,487
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does New York monthly auto insurance cost?
In New York, the average monthly cost for auto insurance is approximately $148 for minimum coverage.
What kind of automobile insurance is mandatory in New York?
The state of New York requires all vehicles to have automotive liability insurance.
What does no-fault auto insurance mean?
Because New York is a “no-fault” insurance state, regardless of who was at fault for the accident, insureds are typically compensated by their insurance company for losses. The insurer can cover medical expenses and other damages that can occur after the accident.
Does New York mandate uninsured motorist protection?
In the State of New York, underinsurance (“UIM”) coverage is optional, meaning that to benefit from this protection, the claimant must seek it and pay the additional premium.
What are minimum limits of third-party bodily injury liability coverage mandated in New York?
According to New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law, third-party bodily injury liability coverage must have the following minimum limits:
- $50,000 for bodily injury (not resulting in death) sustained by two or more people in any one accident, or $100,000 for any injuries resulting in death sustained by two or more people in any one accident.
- $25,000 for bodily injury (not resulting in death), or $50,000 for any injury resulting in death sustained by any one person in any one accident (subject to the above per person limits).
What type of insurance is required when renting a car in New York?
The terms of car rentals differ depending on the rental business. However, all rental automobile agencies are required by law to offer minimal coverage. Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), commonly referred to as “Optional Vehicle Protection,” is a product that car rental agencies may sell (OVP). In New York State, car rental firms can sell CDW for stays of 30 days or less or, if it is not purchased, charge a renter the total cost of a stolen (lost) or damaged rental vehicle. Depending on the car’s value, the daily cost of the CDW could reach $12.