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Alabama Homeowners Insurance

Alabama was the first State to introduce Mardi Gras to the western world. If you live in Alabama, you know all that this beautiful State has to offer, such as its breathtaking gulf coast beaches and southern hospitality. Alabama workers also built the first rocket to send humans to the moon!

Bundling Options for Alabama Homeowners Insurance

Here are some great bundling options with homeowners insurance in Alabama. Bundling will save you money in most cases and provide coverage for all your needs.

When you bundle multiple insurance policies with one company, you will see instant savings on each insurance policy you have through that company. Most customers save $300-$400, sometimes more, just by bundling.

If you own a small business and need business insurance we have you covered. If you are purchasing a new boat, or ATV, we can do that too! Check with our insurance agents to see how much money you can save with our great bundle deals.

Alabama Bundling Options With Homeowners
RV
Boat
Health
ATV
Business
Auto
Motorcycle
Umbrella

Discounts for Huge Savings on Alabama Homeowners Insurance!

Most Insurance companies offer a wide array of discounts to help save potential customers additional money on their home insurance policies. Safety devices such as burglar protection, smoke detectors, and automatic water shut off/leak detection can save you!

If you live in a gated community which requires a code, or has armed security, that reduces the amount of theft in the area which will lead to cheaper prices, and better discounts for everyone.

Speak with our agents today to see what discounts we can offer you on your home insurance, and get you the best bang for your buck!

See how you may qualify for discounts with homeowners insurance by having one of the following:

Discounts available for Homeowners insurance
EFT
Home monitoring / Burglar
Upgraded plumbing
Gated comunity
Auto water shut off or leak detection
Non-smoking discount
Hail resistant roofing
Married discount
Claims Free
Upgraded roof
Loyalty
Smoke detector (monitored)
Upgraded Wiring

Alabama Homeowners Insurance: Average Cost (by city)

Depending on the city you live in, the insurance prices will vary. This is because, a larger city with a larger amount of drivers on the road, generally leads to more accidents and claims in that area.

If you live in a less populated area, there are fewer accidents, and fewer uninsured motorists on the road which will help keep your insurance prices low.

You can do your part to keep the prices affordable by always carrying insurance, and always driving safe to avoid accidents.

Here we have an average cost breakdown for homeowners insurance by city in Alabama. Don’t worry if your city isn’t listed, we still have you covered.

City in AlabamaAverage Cost
Helena$1,100.00
Prichard$1,293.00
Gardendale$1,163.00
Oxford$1,251.00
Fultondale$1,108.00
Jacksonville$1,424.00
Hueytown$1,261.00
Pell City$1,162.00
Tillmans Corner$1,180.00
Troy$1,102.00
Talladega$1,317.00
Homewood$1,398.00
Florence$1,425.00
Chelsea$1,135.00
Bessemer$1,148.00
Madison$1,293.00
Decatur$1,284.00
Selma$1,397.00
Huntsville$1,159.00
Vestavia Hills$1,410.00
Leeds$1,277.00
Albertville$1,420.00
Dothan$1,418.00
Gadsden$1,379.00
Fairhope$1,223.00
Athens$1,300.00
Trussville$1,411.00
Anniston$1,156.00
Clay$1,227.00
Birmingham$1,148.00
Sylacauga$1,127.00
Jasper$1,175.00
Auburn$1,406.00
Atmore$1,118.00
Ozark$1,395.00
Meadowbrook$1,217.00
Bay Minette$1,264.00
Pleasant Grove$1,410.00
Alabaster$1,394.00
Forestdale$1,148.00
Northport$1,179.00
Valley$1,416.00
Rainbow City$1,164.00
Cullman$1,389.00
Foley$1,165.00
Alexander City$1,223.00
Irondale$1,115.00
Saks$1,408.00
Tuscaloosa$1,299.00
Center Point$1,160.00
Hoover$1,246.00
Muscle Shoals$1,301.00
Fort Payne$1,398.00
Sheffield$1,360.00
Mountain Brook$1,250.00
Pike Road$1,240.00

What are the Alabama Homeowners Insurance Rating Factors?

Homeowners Insurance rates are not one size fit all.

There are various factors such as credit history, your roof condition, even what kind of dog you have that can affect how much you pay for homeowners insurance.

Alabama Home Owners Insurance: Knowing The Rating Factors
Credit history
Swimming pool or hot tub
Deductible
Dog breed
Value of home Replacement cost
Roof condition
Home-based business
Insurance score
Wood-burning stoves
Home liability limits
Claims
Protection Class Proximity to fire station

Alabama Homeowners Insurance: Rates by Company

The average annual rates for homeowners insurance in Alabama will vary based on the coverage limits you choose for the dwelling. While the chart below lists the average for $250,000 dwelling coverage, it varies:

  • $100,000 Dwelling Coverage…$1075
  • $200,000 Dwelling Coverage…$1710
  • $250,000 Dwelling Coverage…$1965
  • $400,000 Dwelling Coverage…$2800

It’s important to talk to one of our agents to understand the type of homeowners coverage each Insurance company offers.

While one Insurance company might appear to have the cheapest homeowners rates, make sure they offer the specific coverage you are looking for.

Homeowners Insurance CompanyAverage Annual Homeowners Cost ($250,000)
Erie Insurance$1,459
American International$1,378
MetLife Inc.$1,357
Hartford Financial Services$1,322
Travelers Companies Inc.$1,272
USAA$1,519
Chubb$1,482
Farmers Insurance Group$1,391
Allstate$1,370
Auto-Owners Insurance$1,266
Liberty Mutual$1,409
State Farm$1,482
Nationwide Mutual$1,298
American Family Insurance$1,409
Progressive$1,305

Most Common Causes for Loss and Claims Nationwide

Statistics show that 98.1% of losses and homeowners claims are due to property damage, with wind and hail damage making up a big chunk. This is true for Alabama homeowners insurance as well.

common homeowners claims and losses
Click here to Enlarge the chart to see the top causes of homeowners claims

But don’t rule out the small percentage of homeowners losses due to theft…it still happens!

Most Common Causes for Homeowners Losses and Claims
Lightning
Wind
Loss of Use
Fire
Vandalism
Power surge
Injuries
Water Damage
Theft
Hail

Which Insurance Company has the best Alabama Homeowners Insurance rates?

Home insurance costs will be different for each insurance company.

The prices are calculated based on several factors such as the location of the home, how far away the home is from the nearest fire department, the brushfire score, age of the home, age of the roof, and characteristics of the home.

Some companies are able to offer affordable prices, while other companies may be very expensive for the same home. Its best to always shop around and compare different quotes to find the best coverage, for the best price.

At A Plus Insurance, our agents are able to save you time and hassle by shopping multiple companies to find you the best price for your Alabama homeowners insurance. Call us today for a free, quick and friendly insurance quote.

Having the best rates for budgets are very important with home owners insurance. Here you can see which companies offer the lowest rates for homeowners insurance.

Homeowners Insurance CompanyRanking for Rate Affordability
MetLife Inc.1
American International2
Allstate Corp.3
American Family4
Auto-Owners5
Farmers Insurance6
Travelers7
Chubb8
Hartford9

Cheapest Alabama Homeowners Insurance Company (by City)

Since insurance prices vary depending upon your city, as well as several other factors, we have compiled a list of the cheapest companies in each city.

This may not be the cheapest price guaranteed, but it would not hurt to check these companies first when shopping for home insurance. Be sure to ask about potential discounts to get the best savings.

Here you will find some of the cheapest homeowners coverage rates by cities in Alabama. Even if your city is not listed here, we can still get you affordable rates.

City In AlabamaInsurance Company
PrattvilleUSAA
DecaturAllstate
Alexander CityTravelers
Rainbow CityState Farm
Fort PayneProgressive (ASI)
AlabasterFarmers
GadsdenTravelers
ForestdaleProgressive (ASI)
TroyProgressive (ASI)
HomewoodTravelers
TuscaloosaProgressive (ASI)
SaksAllstate
JacksonvilleLiberty Mutual
AnnistonLiberty Mutual
MontgomeryFarmers
Phenix CityAmerican Family
IrondaleAllstate
ValleyLiberty Mutual
FlorenceChub
SheffieldLiberty Mutual
ChelseaState Farm
TalladegaProgressive
JasperFarmers
ScottsboroProgressive (ASI)
AlbertvilleAllstate
Tillmans CornerProgressive
MoodyState Farm
HelenaUSAA
MadisonTravelers
AuburnChub
OxfordTravelers
HartselleProgressive (ASI)
MillbrookState Farm
DothanTravelers
ClayLiberty Mutual
HooverAllstate
PrichardFarmers
AtmoreTravelers
OzarkProgressive (ASI)
Pike RoadFarmers
CaleraState Farm
Muscle ShoalsUSAA
Center PointAllstate
GardendaleFarmers
PelhamFarmers
BessemerTravelers
Bay MinetteFarmers

Alabama Homeowners Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions

Alabama Home Owners Insurance

Does Alabama require homeowners insurance?

In short, no. Alabama doesn’t legally require anyone to have homeowners insurance. However, your mortgage company might require you to purchase home insurance.

How much is hurricane insurance in Al?

For starters, there isn’t actually a single “hurricane insurance” policy that you add on to your homeowners. However, your home will most likely be covered against hurricane damage if you add on flood insurance and windstorm insurance, both separate coverages. Alabama is one of the states that charge special deductibles for hurricane damage. With these coverages in addition to your standard homeowners policy, you could pay anywhere from $1700/year to $2600/year.

What will my Alabama homeowners insurance cover?

A standard homeowners insurance policy in Alabama will typically cover damage caused by windstorms, hail, lightning, fire, vandalism/theft, explosion, damage caused by vehicles, falling objects, damage by snow or ice. Earthquake, water damage, maintenance issues caused by neglect, damage from war or nuclear hazards are NOT covered losses.

What company has the cheapest Alabama home insurance?

It is highly dependent on the location or city in Alabama, as well as other factors. Farmers and USAA tend have great rates in multiple cities, but we often find great rates through Progressive/ASI.

Need Homeowners Somewhere else?

Insurance varies greatly from state to state. Click on your state to find out more specifics about homeowners insurance.

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Last Updated on by Shawn Christie