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Maryland Car Insurance Rates


Car insurance rates for Maryland drivers range from shocking in Baltimore to downright cheap in hilly Western Maryland. Where you live makes a lot of difference -- we've got comparable rates for every town and city in a map below -- but so does the insurance company you choose. Even in the same town, the difference in rates is usually hundreds of dollars.

Maryland car insurance requirements

Maryland state law requires the following minimum car insurance coverage:
Minimum bodily injury liability $30,000/$60,000
Minimum property damage liability $15,000
Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury $30,000/$60,000
Uninsured motorist property damage $15,000
Personal injury protection $2,500 (can be waived)

Maryland Car Insurance Rates by ZIP Code & City

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Top Cities
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Priciest Neighborhoods
In Maryland
  • 21216: $2,376
    BALTIMORE
  • 21217: $2,297
    BALTIMORE
  • 21213: $2,294
    BALTIMORE
  • 21215: $2,234
    BALTIMORE
 
Cheapest Neighborhoods
In Maryland
  • 21780: $958
    DISTRICT 10 HAUVERS
  • 21713: $969
    DISTRICT 6 BOONSBOR
  • 21783: $969
    DISTRICT 18 CHEWSVI
  • 21782: $969
    DISTRICT 1 SHARPSBU


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What you need to know about car insurance in Maryland

Penny Gusner
CarInsurance.com
Consumer Analyst

Maryland's minimum liability limits for bodily injury compare well with other states', but anyone with a house or savings should consider increasing their liability insurance coverage across the board. Any damage you do that exceeds your limits becomes your problem, not your insurance company's.

Maryland requires its motorists buy underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage in case they are injured by someone with inadequate insurance. It also requires uninsured motorist property damage of $15,000.

While Maryland is not considered a no-fault state, it requires purchase of personal injury protection (PIP) of $2,500. You may be able to waive it if you have adequate health insurance coverage; ask your insurer.

Keep in mind, though, that PIP also pays lost wages, something your health insurance policy will not.

Mopeds need insurance, too: Mopeds and motor scooters must be titled and insured with the same level of liability and uninsured motorist as a passenger vehicle.

Too many claims?: Maryland car insurance carriers can cancel or nonrenew your policy if within the past three years you have filed two or more claims for at-fault accidents or three or more not-at-fault claims (e.g. comprehensive, uninsured motorist or PIP claims).

Besides for the claims mentioned above, auto insurers can also non-renew your policy due to:

  • Fraud or material misrepresentation or violating the insurer's underwriting rules
  • Had within the last three years any combination of three at-fault accidents claims or moving violations
  • Were convicted of being under the influence, homicide, assault, reckless endangerment, criminal negligence arising out of the operation of your vehicle, or using a motor vehicle to participate in a felony act within the last three years
  • If within the last two years you had your license or registration revoked or suspended related to your driving record
  • Had three or more moving violations within the last two years

Your credit history: Maryland does not allow insurance companies to deny you coverage, cancel your policy or raise your rates midterm based on your credit. But companies can use your credit to calculate your initial rates and must tell you if you are paying more than you otherwise would.

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