Kansas's most expensive car insurance is found in Kansas City and its suburbs, where drivers pay half again as much for the same coverage as their fellow Kansans in Salina and Manhattan. We've got state car insurance rates for every ZIP code mapped out below -- but in every city and town, the difference between the cheapest insurance company and the most expensive is hundreds of dollars.
Kansas state law requires the following minimum car insurance coverage:
Minimum bodily injury liability
Minimum property damage liability:
Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury
Personal injury protection
$4,500 medical/$900 work loss
Kansas Car Insurance Laws
Penny Gusner CarInsurance.com Consumer Analyst
Kansas is a no-fault state, which means that you use your own personal injury protection (PIP) coverage if you've been injured in an auto accident, no matter who caused the accident. The PIP coverage required in Kansas is divided into many parts:
$4,500 per person for necessary medical expenses
$900 per month (up to for one year) for loss of income/disability
$25 per day for in-home services (up to one year)
$2,000 for funeral/burial expenses
$4,500 for rehabilitation costs
Survivor benefits of up to $900 per month for one year for loss of income
On top of PIP, Kansas drivers are required to carry liability coverage for damage they inflict on other people and property. The property damage liability minimum is pretty low at $10,000.
If you have savings or a home to protect, we recommend that you bump your limits to 100/300/50.
Beyond no-fault: You (or your family) can seek damages from the at-fault party once your medical bills are over $2,000, if you suffer severe or permanent injuries or if you died as a result of the auto accident.
Insurance needed for registration: Proof of auto insurance that includes the effective and expiration date of the coverage is required when vehicle registration is issued or renewed.
Uninsured motorist penalties for Kansas: You may be fined $300 to $1,000, sentenced to six months in jail and have your license and registration suspended.
No points system: Kansas Driver Control doesn't assign points for traffic violations; however, your license can be suspended if you are convicted of three moving violations in a 12-month period.
Defensive driving discount: State law requires that the principal driver of a vehicle that has voluntarily and successfully completed an approved motor vehicle accident prevention course receive a discount. The Kansas Insurance Commissioner has a list of state-approved defensive-driving courses.
Proof of insurance via smartphone: Kansas is one of 31 states that allow drivers to show electronic proof of insurance during a traffic stop.
Largest car insurance companies for Kansas by market share
Company / Group
Direct Premiums Written ($)
Market Share (%)
State Farm Group
Amer Family Insurance Group
Progressive Insurance Group
Farmers Insurance Group
Farm Bureau P&C Group
Allstate Insurance Group
Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies
Berkshire Hathaway Insurance
Source: A.M. Best market share Rankings are based on direct premiums written in 2013.