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Home Insurance and Auto Insurance in Kansas
Buying home and auto insurance in Kansas is as simple as comparing quotes from multiple insurance carriers. At SelectQuote, we shop for you by working with several nationally known, trusted insurance companies. Whether you’re in the market for your first home or auto insurance policy or want to compare rates with your current costs, we can help.
Homeowners Insurance in
Kansas homeowners know a little about unpredictability. Much of the state sits squarely within Tornado Alley, the area of the United States that frequently sees severe weather, ranging from tornadoes to strong winter storms that can close major highways for days at a time. From farm houses to suburban neighborhoods, home insurance is a necessity for protecting your investment and ensuring you can recover after both minor accidents and major catastrophes.
Homeowners Insurance Coverage Options in
When you sit down to buy home insurance in Kansas, the first thing to consider is how much coverage you need. Your home insurance policy should cover the value of your home and its contents. You won’t typically need to factor in land value. What you will need to decide on, however, is whether you want a policy that covers claims with an actual cash value or a total replacement cost.
Actual cash value policies pay out the current value of a dwelling, structure or property, meaning you may not be able to fully replace the loss. Replacement cost does not factor in depreciation, so you won’t have to worry about increased materials costs with this type of policy.
Home insurance policies typically lay out very clearly what is and isn’t covered, often as a list of named perils. Named perils can include damage such as fire, lightning, falling objects, windstorms and hail. It will also include other types of losses, including theft and vandalism. More concrete examples of what is covered in a home insurance policy include, but aren’t limited to:
- Dwelling coverage, which covers physical damage to your home’s structure. Walls, roof, floors and doors are usually included. Foundations and other parts of the home that might not be visible are covered, too.
Personal property coverage pays for the cost to repair or replace your belongings. In addition to items in your home, these policies often reimburse you if items are stolen while on vacation or otherwise outside of your home. This coverage can include objects like furniture, electronics, clothes, appliances and jewelry.
More expensive items—such as cash, jewelry or guns—may not be covered under a typical policy. For these high value goods, check with the insurance company to ensure you have sufficient coverage.
- Liability coverage helps protect you in the event of an injury or property damage that occurs on your property. It will pay for court costs and awards you must pay in court up to the policy’s limit. This liability portion of coverage travels with you and your family; the portability allows you to recoup the costs of damage to others’ property while you’re visiting.
- Additional living expenses coverage pays for costs that may be incurred if your home is uninhabitable after a claim or loss. It can cover the costs of hotel rooms, restaurants, and laundry facilities if you don’t have access to your own washer and dryer.
Common Causes of Loss in
The most common—and expensive—cause for loss in Kansas is severe weather, particularly tornadoes. The state sees an average of 96 tornadoes each year,1 landing squarely in second place compared to Texas. Thunderstorms and lightning are also common culprits for home insurance claims; because these weather events often bring hail, roof replacement or repair due to hailstorms is frequent. These weather events can lead to substantial financial losses for homeowners who don’t have insurance to cover the cost of repairing or rebuilding after a storm.
Additional Coverage Options Recommended for Homeowners
Depending on where you live, you may want to invest in additional insurance coverage beyond what your existing homeowners policy covers. Some potential insurance options you should consider include:
- Flood insurance: Flood damage isn’t covered by home insurance in Kansas, but flood insurance coverage can be purchased separately. Your existing insurance company may offer it, but you can also seek to find a flood policy with the help of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
- Identity theft coverage: Because identity theft is becoming increasingly common, it may make sense to check whether this coverage is part of your existing home insurance policy. If it’s not, you may want to add it. The costs associated with recovering your identity and fighting fraudulent transactions can be expensive, so this coverage can help offset any losses.
Our Home Insurance Partners in
SelectQuote partners with trusted home and auto insurance companies in every state, including Kansas. We shop for coverage by comparing quotes from several carriers at once to help save you time and money.
What is the average home insurance cost in ?
Your home insurance rates in Kansas will vary based on several factors, including the amount of your deductible and your existing credit and claims history. Rates differ from company to company, too, so it’s important to collect quotes from several insurance carriers at once. The statewide average home insurance cost for SelectQuote customers in Kansas is $1,574.52 per year and $131.92 per month,** but your premiums may differ based on:
- Type of home
- Location of home
- Condition and age of home
- Coverage limits
- Available discounts
Homeowners Insurance Discounts in
There are plenty of home insurance discounts available to Kansas homeowners. Discounts vary based on your insurance company, but commonly used rate reductions can include:
- Discounts for home security systems
- Discounts for customer loyalty
- Discounts for low number of claims
- Discounts for high deductibles
Bundle Your Home and Auto Insurance to Save Money
Bundling your home and auto insurance not only means the convenience of having both policies with the same carrier, it also means big savings. SelectQuote customers save an average of $757* per year when they bundle home and auto coverage.
Average Home and Auto Insurance Rates in
Home and auto insurance rates often vary by ZIP code, and your own rates may be impacted by other factors such as your claims history, credit rating and the age and condition of your insured property. Based on SelectQuote-sold policies in Kansas, homeowners and drivers in the following cities see average insurance rates as follows:
|City||Avg. Monthly Home Insurance Rate||Avg. Monthly Auto Insurance Rate||Avg. Monthly Rate of Bundled Policies|
Average monthly rates are from policies by SelectQuote customers prior to 01/2022
Auto Insurance in
Nearly 950,000 vehicles were registered in the state of Kansas in 2019.2 And although that’s well below the number of cars on the road in states with the most registered vehicles like California and Texas, it’s still a large number.
Whether you’re a single car household or have a small fleet of vehicles in your driveway, auto insurance is still an important purchase to help protect you and your family in the event of an auto accident.
Auto Insurance Laws and Requirements
Like most states, Kansas state law requires that all drivers have auto insurance. Every auto insurance policy sold in the state must include, at minimum:
- Liability coverage: This pays for the other person’s medical expenses, rehabilitation, funeral costs and other damages if you’re found to be at fault in an auto accident. Liability coverage comes in two forms: bodily injury liability and property damage liability. The limits for bodily injury liability coverage are $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident. Property damage liability coverage requires $25,000 per accident.
- Personal Injury Protection (PIP or No-fault) coverage: PIP pays for medical expenses, rehab and funeral expenses for you or passengers in the event of an accident, regardless of who is found to be at fault. Passengers with their own cars can collect under their policies.
- Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Protection coverage: This pays you or your passengers for medical, rehabilitation and funeral costs. It pays settlements of lawsuits resulting from accidents caused by hit-and-run accidents or uninsured and underinsured motorists. This policy also covers you as a pedestrian or while you are riding a bicycle.
In addition to required auto insurance coverage, Kansas drivers are encouraged to shop for collision coverage, which pays for repairs or replacement to your car in a collision with another vehicle or stationary object. Comprehensive coverage pays for damage to your vehicle resulting from fire, theft, hail, windstorms or accidents involving animals. Gap coverage is purchased when financing a vehicle through a lender and pays for the difference between what you owe on a vehicle and what it’s currently worth.
|Type of Coverage||Minimum Coverage Kansas Requires|
|Bodily Injury Liability||$25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident|
|Property Damage Liability||$25,000|
|Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist||$25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident|
|Personal Injury Protection||$4,500 per person for medical expenses, $900 per month for one year for disability and loss of income, $25 per day for in-home services, $2,000 for funeral, burial, or cremation expenses, $4,500 for rehabilitation|
|Gap Insurance||Not required|
Teen Driving Laws
Teen drivers in Kansas are required to have auto insurance coverage, either on their own or through their parents. In addition to this insurance requirement, teenage drivers are subject to graduated/restricted license requirements.3 Drivers aged 15 to 16 must complete at least 25 hours of supervised driving and have a written application from their parent or guardian.
Teen drivers are subject to other restrictions, including prohibitions on driving from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. except to and from work or school or in the event of a medical emergency. They are also restricted from having non-sibling minor passengers in the car and are required to abstain from using cell phones except in the case of emergencies.
Car Registration Information
Kansas vehicle registration requires several pieces of information, including a valid title for the vehicle. Drivers must also present proof of insurance when applying for vehicle registration. In some cases, such as when the vehicle has a title from another state, a car must also pass a detailed inspection performed by trained law enforcement—in many cases, the Kansas Highway Patrol.4
What is the average car insurance cost in ?
Car insurance rates in Kansas will vary based on several factors,5 including the type (make, model and year) of vehicle, your driving record and credit history. Other factors that may impact your auto insurance rates include:
- Vehicle mileage
- How often you drive your car
- Amount of coverage
- Your deductible
The average car insurance cost in Kansas per month for SelectQuote customers is $215.57.***
Our Auto Insurance Partners in
SelectQuote works with trusted, nationally recognized auto insurance companies. We shop for insurance coverage and compare quotes from several carriers at once so that we can find insurance coverage with the best balance of budget-friendly savings and coverage to meet your needs.
Home and Auto Insurance Frequently Asked Questions
Shopping for insurance shouldn’t feel confusing, but we understand that you probably have some questions. Some of the most common inquiries we hear about can be found below.
How do I shop for insurance in Kansas?
When shopping for home and car insurance in Kansas, the same guidelines apply for coverage: get multiple quotes, shop for discounts and make sure the coverage you’re buying fits your unique needs.
How to Shop for Homeowners Insurance in Kansas
When shopping for home insurance in Kansas, the best thing to do is compare rates from several companies at once, but how do you know what kind of coverage to shop for? The following are some best practices:
- Gather detailed information about your home, including age, value, and an inventory of property.
- Shop for quotes from several insurance companies at once.
- Ask for any applicable discounts.
- Don’t forget about bundled policy discounts.
How to Shop for Auto Insurance in Kansas
When buying auto insurance, it’s important to have the correct level of coverage. Some steps to take before you buy a policy include:
- Determine the necessary legal insurance coverage required in Kansas.
- Find out if your lender mandates full coverage or other types of auto insurance.
- Compare quotes from several companies at once.
- Ask for applicable discounts—including for bundling your home and auto insurance policies.
What are Kansas homeowners insurance laws?
Kansas does not require homeowners insurance, but it’s a good investment to protect yourself from losses. If you can’t find a company to insure your property, you may also explore insurance through the FAIR (Fair Access to Insurance Requirements) plan. More information about the FAIR Plan can be found through the Kansas Department of Insurance.
Mobile Home Insurance in Kansas
Traditional homeowners insurance policies do not cover mobile homes or other manufactured housing. These types of houses don’t have concrete foundations and often see increased risk of damage due to high winds, fires and theft. You will need specialized coverage for your mobile home, which not all insurance companies offer.
What is recommended for car insurance coverage in Kansas?
Your car insurance requirements will differ depending on the age and condition of your vehicle. Brand new cars often need full coverage because the bank or auto lender wants to protect their investment in the vehicle, but older cars may not need as much coverage. The value of your vehicle may be less than the premiums on comprehensive or collision coverage. Your deductible may even exceed the car’s value. SelectQuote can help you determine not just what level of coverage you should buy, but how to save even more by looking for low-deductible coverage.
SelectQuote Can Shop Home or Auto Insurance to Help Save You Time and Money
From the Johnson County suburbs to the Flint Hills and beyond, finding auto and home insurance for your Kansas house or vehicle is easier than ever. Let SelectQuote compare quotes from several insurance companies at once to help you save time and money while shopping for your home and auto coverage.
* Average customer who bundles savings based on an average of new SelectQuote Auto & Home Insurance policyholders between 1/9/2020 and 1/10/2021. Individual savings may vary, and are not guaranteed. Coverages and discounts subject to state availability and individual eligibility.
** Average rates calculated based on the total number of SelectQuote home insurance customers in . Rates will vary based on location, age and condition of home and other factors.
*** Average rate is taken from all drivers who have purchased their auto insurance policy from SelectQuote. Rates will vary based on the level of coverage you purchase, your ZIP code, and other factors.
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