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Utah Car Insurance


Salt Lake City drivers pay Utah's highest state car insurance rates, and motorists down near the Arizona border pay the least. You can find every ZIP code in Utah mapped out below. Desert or mountain, you'll find the cheapest insurance carriers charging half as much as the most expensive do. To see the difference in rates among insurers, enter your ZIP code, age and coverage level.

Utah Car Insurance Requirements
Average Car Insurance Rates in Utah
Car Insurance Companies in Utah

Utah car insurance requirements

Utah state law requires the following minimum car insurance coverage:
Minimum bodily injury liability $25,000/$65,000
Minimum property damage liability $15,000
Personal injury protection $3,000

What you need to know about car insurance in Utah

Penny Gusner
Consumer Analyst

Utah Car Insurance Laws

Utah's no-fault insurance system requires that every driver buy $3,000 in personal injury protection to pay for immediate treatment after a car accident, regardless of who caused the crash.

Medical bills beyond that amount and damage to cars are handled by state-mandated liability insurance. Utah's bodily liability insurance requirements of $25,000 per person ($65,000 per accident) and $15,000 for property damage are about average compared with those in other states, but families with savings or a home to protect should consider raising those amounts.

The points system: Like many states, Utah uses a driver's license point system to keep problem drivers off the road. But unlike others, it assigns double-digits points for routine traffic violations. Improper passing is 50 points; following too closely is 60. But don't worry: It takes 200 points to lose your license.

The self-cleaning driving record: A full year without a moving violation removes half the accumulated points from your Utah driving record. Stay clean for two years and all the points are deleted. Once every three years, you can take a defensive driving class and remove 50 points.

Points for individual convictions expire in three years, even if you don't take the steps above.

Utah uninsured motorist penalties: You may be fined $400 and your license and registration may be suspended.

Electronic proof of insurance: Utah allows drivers to show proof of insurance during a traffic stop on a smartphone. It is one of 31 states that does so.

Largest car insurance companies for Utah by market share

Rank Company / Group Direct Premiums Written ($) Market Share (%)
1 State Farm Group 231,248 16.64
2 Farmers Insurance Group 176,133 12.67
3 Allstate Insurance Group 168,368 12.11
4 Progressive Insurance Group 103,046 7.41
5 Berkshire Hathaway Insurance 97,863 7.04
6 Bear River Mutual Insurance Company 69,859 5.03
7 Amer Family Insurance Group 65,829 4.74
8 USAA Group 61,503 4.43
9 Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies 56,641 4.08
10 Nationwide Group 52,287 3.76
Source: A.M. Best market share rankings are based on direct premiums written in 2013.