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Wyoming Car Insurance

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Small cities and long distances mean Wyoming drivers spend a lot of time in their cars in conditions that can turn mean any month of the year. Below you'll find details about what Wyoming requires in the way of car insurance and a comparison of state car insurance rates in every ZIP code in the state. You'll get an idea of how much you can save by shopping around, as you'll see the highest rate and lowest rate issued from among six insurers for your ZIP code.

AVERAGE CAR INSURANCE RATES
by ZIP Code & City

MOST & LEAST EXPENSIVE ZIP CODES in Wyoming

MOST EXPENSIVE PER MONTHLEAST EXPENSIVE PER MONTH
82604- Casper: $34 82937- Lyman: $26
82643- Edgerton: $34 82930- Bear River: $26
82630- Arminto: $34 82933- Fort Bridger: $26
82636- Casper: $34 82936- Lonetree: $26

Cheap car insurance in Wyoming

Wyoming car insurance requirements

Recommended car insurance coverage

The cheapest car insurance may not provide sufficient protection, so how much insurance should you buy? Bare-bones coverage may be a good choice if you have few assets or have an old car and don’t drive much. But if you have a home and investments, consider buying more insurance. If you don’t, you’re at risk for having your money and house taken to cover the cost of an accident. If you financed your car you will be required to get additional comprehensive and collision coverage.

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Liability

We recommend you buy more insurance than is required to legally drive a car in your state, especially if you have savings and assets. The more money you have, the more likely you are to be sued following a car accident should your insurance be insufficient to cover all the expenses. If your net worth is:

  • less than $50,000, choose at least 50/100/50
  • between $50,000 and $100,000, choose at least 100/300/100
  • more than $100,000, choose at least 250/500/100

If you're leasing or financing your car, you must get coverage of 100/300/100 or higher.

Collision and comprehensive

Collision coverage pays for damage to your car after an accident that you cause. Comprehensive insurance pays to replace stolen cars and for damages from vandalism, flooding, hail, fire and animal strikes. If your car is:

  • less than 10 years old, you should strongly consider buying collision and comprehensive.
  • more than 10 years old, only buy collision and comprehensive if your car is worth $3,000 or more, if you couldn’t afford to replace your car if it’s wrecked, or if you just want more protection on your policy.

For drivers in Wyoming, collision costs an average of $653 yearly, comprehensive is $346, according to CarInsurance.com rate data. If you buy comp and collision, check our guide to choosing a deductible amount.

Medical coverage (MedPay)

Medical payments coverage can help pay for the medical or funeral expenses of covered drivers and passengers after an accident, regardless of fault, up to $25,000. In most states, including Texas, it's an optional addition to your car insurance policy. MedPay does the following:

  • Covers you and your passengers’ medical expenses
  • Pays for expenses after health insurance limits are exceeded
  • Offers additional protection to insured drivers who are hit by a car while walking or biking

If you and your passengers:

  • Don’t have health insurance, or have a plan that doesn’t cover car accidents or has low limits, we recommend that you add medical coverage of at least $5,000 to your car insurance policy.
  • Do have health insurance, it’s still a good idea to have medical coverage if you want the best protection in your policy, as it can pay out after your health benefits are maxed out.

Gap insurance

If you don’t own your car outright and have an accident, gap insurance pays the difference between the cash value of your car and the current outstanding balance on your loan or lease.

  • If you’re financing your car, your car is less than one year old and you’ve put less than 20 percent down on it, you should buy gap insurance. If not, you don’t need gap insurance.
  • If you’re leasing your car, it’s a good idea to buy gap insurance if you aren’t already required to in your lease agreement.
  • If you own your car outright, you don’t need gap insurance.

**The table shows the average annual rate of nearly every ZIP code in Wyoming from up to six major insurance companies. Rates are for a male driver, age 40, with a clean record and good credit for a 2016 Honda Accord. Data was provided for CarInsurance.com by Quadrant Information Services.

Cheapest car insurance in Wyoming by company

Below you'll see average annual rates for Wyoming, ranked cheapest to most expensive, for three coverage levels:

  • State minimum liability requirements
  • Liability limits of $50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident and $50,000 property damage
  • Liability of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident and $100,000 property damage, with comprehensive and collision at $500 deductible

Low cost auto insurance for Wyoming drivers with recent accidents

Filing an accident claim means you are likely to pay more for your car insurance coverage. However, how much more you pay depends on several factors, and your car insurance company plays is one of those significant factors. Each company assesses risk differently, so that's why the increase after an accident will vary among insurers. Here is how major carriers compare after at-fault accidents for the average Wyoming driver with a full coverage policy:

*The table shows the average annual rate of nearly every ZIP code in Wyoming from up to six major insurance companies. Rates are for a male driver, age 40, with a clean record and good credit for a 2016 Honda Accord. Data was provided for CarInsurance.com by Quadrant Information Services.

Who has the cheapest Wyoming car insurance for drivers with speeding tickets?

If you get a speeding ticket, chances are you'll see an increase in what you pay for car insurance, upon your policy renewal. Typically, you'll pay more for three years. But even with a traffic ticket, comparison shopping can save you money. For instance, you'll see that the difference between the highest rate and the lowest in the table below is more than $1,880, on average, according to CarInsurance.com's rate analysis. That's how much you can save by comparing car insurance companies.

How much does it cost to add a teen to your policy in Wyoming?

No matter where you live, adding a new driver to your family policy will hike your rate significantly. In Wyoming, you can expect your rate to go up by an average of 143 percent when adding a driver age 16 to your coverage, according to CarInsurance.com rate data. You'll see in the table below how much it costs, on average, to add a teen driver in Wyoming, and how major insurers compare on price. State Farm Mutual Auto had the lowest auto insurance cost for adding a driver age 16 to a full coverage family policy, among insurers surveyed.

Cheapest Wyoming auto insurance for young drivers: Ages 18 to 25

Enter an age from 18 to 25 to see who has the best rates for young drivers in Wyoming, by company.

You’ll see in the chart below which car insurance companies have the lowest rates for young drivers buying a full coverage policy. Average car insurance rates by age data shows that drivers typically pay higher rates until age 26, when rates begin to drop as drivers gain more experience on the road. But even young drivers can save money by comparing car insurance rates to see which company has the lowest rates, by qualifying for student discounts and by staying on their parents’ policy as long as possible.

Senior drivers: Cheap auto insurance for Wyoming drivers age 65 to 85

Below you can see average rates by company for drivers age 65 and over, buying a full coverage policy. While comparing car insurance quotes is always one of the primary ways to save on coverage, you can also see if you qualify for a mature driver discount or if you can trim rates by taking a defensive driving course.

Car insurance for Wyoming drivers with bad credit

Car insurance for drivers with bad credit costs significantly more than it does for those with good credit. Wyoming ranks 47th  among the worst states for drivers with bad credit, as CarInsurance.com's data analysis shows. Compared to good credit drivers, those in Wyoming with bad credit pay 38 percent more, on average. The good news is that you can still shave some money off your coverage costs if you compare car insurance companies. You'll see below that the difference among major insurers is nearly $1,332 for a full coverage policy for a driver with bad credit. That's how much you can potentially save by comparing car insurance quotes.

Best car insurance companies in Wyoming

Scores are based on Insure.com’s “Best Insurance Companies” customer review survey of 3,700 customers. Policyholders ranked insurers on claims handling, customer service, value, mobile apps/website usefulness and were asked if they would renew their coverage and if they would recommend the company. All scores are out of 100.

 

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Source: A.M. Best; State/Line (P/C Lines)  - P/C, US; Data as of:November 28, 2018

Wyoming Car Insurance Laws

Wyoming requires its drivers to buy at least $25,000 of bodily injury liability per person (up to $50,000 per accident) and property damage liability of $20,000 or more. Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is optional.

Seat belt use is mandatory. In 2010, the state of Wyoming notes, two-thirds of those killed in traffic accidents were not wearing their safety belts. Among pickup truck drivers, 95 percent were unbelted. 

Shop around: Wyoming ranks among the top 10 states in the country for potential savings on car insurance. In our study of six national insurance companies, a Wyoming driver could save 44 percent off the average rate by comparing multiple companies.

Wyoming uninsured motorist penalties: You may be fined up to $750 and be sentenced to six months in jail and your license and registration may be suspended.

No points: Wyoming doesn't use a driver's license points system to determine who should lose the right to drive, as most other states do. But a conviction for a DUI or reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident or driving without mandatory insurance will bring a 90-day suspension or worse. Three moving violations in a 12-month period will do the trick, too.

Child-support suspension: As in many other states, a driver can lose his or her driving privileges if child support payments are in arrears. In Wyoming, a driver's license is suspended once the total owed is $5,000 or more and kept suspended until the debt is paid in full.

Proof of insurance via smartphone: Wyoming law allows drivers to show electronic proof of insurance during a traffic stop. Thirty-one states total allow this.

Know the code: The prefix on a Wyoming license plate discloses the driver's county of residence, with counties numbered from 1 to 23. Here's a guide: 1: Natrona; 2: Laramie; 3: Sheridan; 4: Sweetwater; 5: Albany; 6: Carbon; 7: Goshen; 8: Platte; 9: Big Horn; 10: Fremont; 11: Park; 12: Lincoln; 13: Converse; 14: Niobrara; 15: Hot Springs; 16: Johnson; 17: Campbell; 18: Crook; 19: Uinta; 20: Washakie; 21: Weston; 22: Teton; 23: Sublette.

Average annual car insurance rates for major cities in Wyoming

Below you'll see how average annual rates for several of the largest cities in the state compare to state and national averages. Rates are for coverage of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident in liability and $50,000 of property damage coverage, with comprehensive and collision carrying a $500 deductible.

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