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Alaska Car Insurance

Only a fraction of Alaska is accessible by road. A "highway" can be six lanes through Anchorage and a gravel path to Nome -- and your car insurance needs will be very different in either place. You'll find a map of sample state car insurance rates for every city and village below.

Alaska car insurance requirements

Alaska state law requires the following minimum car insurance coverage:
Minimum bodily injury liability $50,000/$100,000
Minimum property damage liability $25,000
Alaska Car Insurance Rates by ZIP Code & City To learn more about the most and least expensive cities for car insurance, click the link below. Car insurance rate comparison >
Top Cities
Priciest Neighborhoods
In Alaska
  • 99502: $1,372
  • 99513: $1,372
  • 99504: $1,372
  • 99501: $1,372
Cheapest Neighborhoods
In Alaska
  • 99825: $1,019
  • 99827: $1,019
  • 99835: $1,019
  • 99829: $1,019

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What you need to know about car insurance in Alaska

Penny Gusner
Consumer Analyst

Alaska is a unique state, and its insurance laws are unique, too.

Along with Maine, Alaska has the highest minimum required bodily injury liability limits in the U.S. Every driver must carry a minimum of $50,000 in bodily injury liability coverage, up to $100,000 per accident, and $25,000 in property damage liability coverage.

For drivers who don't own a home or have substantial savings to protect, that could be plenty of coverage.

Another point that makes Alaska special: It doesn't require insurance coverage in every corner of the state. Many villages and hamlets don't require registration or insurance. The Alaska DMV publishes an annual list of areas without insurance requirements -- but be warned, it changes: For instance, Alaska decided that in 2012 vehicles, snowmachines and ATVs driven on Kotzebue's public roads must now be insured.

SR-22 for life: In Alaska, anytime your license is suspended, revoked or limited, you are required by the state to obtain an SR-22 filing as part of your car insurance policy. For most offenses, you must carry the SR-22 for three years, but in certain circumstances one can be required to carry the SR-22 filing for five, 10, or 20 years -- and in extreme cases (fourth DWI or an unsatisfied judgment) for life.

Coverage lapse: A gap in coverage can send your car insurance rates skyrocketing in most states. But in Alaska, if you haven't owned a car, weren't legally required to carry insurance and haven't violated the Alaska mandatory insurance act, your lack of prior insurance coverage cannot be considered as a factor in rating your policy.

Uninsured motorist penalties for Alaska: You may be fined from $500 to $1,000, sentenced to 90 days in jail, your license may be suspended and you may be required to file an SR-22 form if you're in an accident.

Largest car insurance companies for Alaska by market share

Rank Company / Group Direct Premiums Written ($) Market Share (%)
1 State Farm Group 120,557 27.38
2 Berkshire Hathaway Insurance 76,982 17.48
3 USAA Group 74,439 16.91
4 Allstate Insurance Group 64,778 14.71
5 Progressive Insurance Group 46,050 10.46
6 Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies 14,900 3.38
7 Hartford Insurance Group 12,791 2.91
8 COUNTRY Financial PC Group 12,300 2.79
9 Farmers Insurance Group 7,283 1.65
10 Horace Mann Insurance Group 6,750 1.53
Source: A.M. Best market share rankings are based on direct premiums written in 2013.