Best Car Insurance for Doctors in July 2024

Progressive, Farmers, and State Auto offer the lowest car insurance rates for doctors, but you can save even more by making use of discounts.

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Updated July 18, 2024

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Choosing the right car insurance is important for anyone, including doctors and other healthcare professionals, whether you’re starting your medical career and need affordable insurance while paying off student loans or are more established and need to protect yourself from financial losses caused by accidents.

With so many insurers competing for your business, it can be tough to determine which offers the best combination of reliable protection and affordable premiums. Progressive offers the cheapest full-coverage quotes for doctors, according to Insurify data, and has a 8.4 Insurify Quality (IQ) Score.

Quick Facts
  • Many insurers have affinity programs that provide discounts to members of certain groups.

  • Doctors should consider carrying higher liability limits than the state minimums.

  • You can reduce your car insurance costs by maintaining a clean driving record.

The best car insurance companies for doctors

Below, you’ll see the five best companies for car insurance for doctors.

The table includes information about each company’s average monthly premiums and IQ Score.

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Progressive$1268.4
Farmers$1368.3
State Auto$1428.5
Travelers$1489.0
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Progressive

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8.4/10
Liability Only
Liability-only insurance, sometimes called minimum-coverage insurance, pays for bodily injury and property damage to others in an accident the policyholder causes. It does not pay for the insured’s own damages.
$77/mo
Full Coverage
Full-coverage car insurance generally includes liability, collision, and comprehensive coverage, and may include other optional coverages such as uninsured motorist coverage. Collision covers a policyholder’s repair or replacement costs in case of an accident. Comprehensive covers damages caused by non-accident events. The average quote displayed here reflects policies with the following coverage limits: $50,000 bodily injury liability per person; $100,000 bodily injury liability per accident; $50,00 property damage liability per accident; $1,000 collision deductible; and a $1,000 comprehensive deductible.
$134/mo

Progressive is one of the largest insurance companies in the U.S. It offers policies for a wide range of vehicles, including classic cars, boats, motorcycles, and RVs.

While Progressive doesn’t have specific discounts for doctors, it offers discounts for bundling multiple policies, insuring multiple cars on the same policy, paying your policy premium in full and up front, and opting to receive statements via email.

Pros
  • Rewards for good drivers

  • Numerous coverage options and discounts available

Cons
  • Higher-than-expected amount of complaints

  • Ranked 11 out of 15 companies in the J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Index Ranking

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Wanda - July 18, 2024
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I don't have time for that.

I am not pleased with your insurance pricing.

William - July 18, 2024
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Disappointed with Progressive

My car was vandalized. It took several calls to get roadside assistance, and it took two weeks to get to a Progressive-linked repair shop. Subsequently, Progressive decided not to renew my policy.

Michelle - July 18, 2024
Verified

Bill too expensive

Not to use

Farmers

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8.3/10
Liability Only
Liability-only insurance, sometimes called minimum-coverage insurance, pays for bodily injury and property damage to others in an accident the policyholder causes. It does not pay for the insured’s own damages.
$113/mo
Full Coverage
Full-coverage car insurance generally includes liability, collision, and comprehensive coverage, and may include other optional coverages such as uninsured motorist coverage. Collision covers a policyholder’s repair or replacement costs in case of an accident. Comprehensive covers damages caused by non-accident events. The average quote displayed here reflects policies with the following coverage limits: $50,000 bodily injury liability per person; $100,000 bodily injury liability per accident; $50,00 property damage liability per accident; $1,000 collision deductible; and a $1,000 comprehensive deductible.
$251/mo

Farmers is a reputable car insurance company for doctors. It has various affinity discounts, which provide reduced rates for employees and members of certain businesses, occupational groups, and professional associations.

Pros
  • Many discounts

  • Robust roadside assistance program

Cons
  • Lower customer satisfaction

  • Tends to have higher premiums than some competitors

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Robert - July 17, 2024
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Moving Away from Farmers

I've been with the same agent for 30 years, but then Farmers pushed the older, good agents away. The replacement agency is okay, but it doesn't have the personal touch we used to enjoy. At the same time, the prices at Farmers have increased by 30-40%. It's time to move on.

Duyane - July 17, 2024
Verified

Home and Auto Insurance - Just Fairness

The service is good, but the pricing keeps increasing, especially for home insurance.

Patricia - July 16, 2024
Verified

We have been customers of Farmers for literally over 40 years and have had several agent changes. We also insure our home with Farmers. I am unable to understand why the insurance for my 2009 Mini Cooper is so high.

We have been customers of Farmers for literally over 40 years and have had several agent changes. We also insure our home with Farmers. I am unable to understand why the insurance for my 2009 Mini Cooper is so high.

State Auto

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8.5/10
Liability Only
Liability-only insurance, sometimes called minimum-coverage insurance, pays for bodily injury and property damage to others in an accident the policyholder causes. It does not pay for the insured’s own damages.
$94/mo
Full Coverage
Full-coverage car insurance generally includes liability, collision, and comprehensive coverage, and may include other optional coverages such as uninsured motorist coverage. Collision covers a policyholder’s repair or replacement costs in case of an accident. Comprehensive covers damages caused by non-accident events. The average quote displayed here reflects policies with the following coverage limits: $50,000 bodily injury liability per person; $100,000 bodily injury liability per accident; $50,00 property damage liability per accident; $1,000 collision deductible; and a $1,000 comprehensive deductible.
$190/mo

State Auto isn’t as widely known as some of the other companies on the list, but it offers insurance policies in 33 states. It also offers various discounts, including ones for taking an accident-prevention course and installing an anti-theft device in your car.

Pros
  • Ample options for customizing coverages

  • Numerous discounts available

Cons
  • Not available in all states

  • Online quotes and purchasing not available

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Brandon - June 22, 2023
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Their customer service is horrible and slow, costing us hundreds of dollars extra in added rental car fees due to their delays.

Their customer service is horrible and slow, costing us hundreds of dollars extra in added rental car fees due to their delays.

Lynnette - February 3, 2021
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Average

Rate increase without notice upon renewal.

Barbara - March 17, 2019
Verified

Excellent

The rates for the auto coverage we get are reasonable.

Travelers

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9.0/10
Liability Only
Liability-only insurance, sometimes called minimum-coverage insurance, pays for bodily injury and property damage to others in an accident the policyholder causes. It does not pay for the insured’s own damages.
$90/mo
Full Coverage
Full-coverage car insurance generally includes liability, collision, and comprehensive coverage, and may include other optional coverages such as uninsured motorist coverage. Collision covers a policyholder’s repair or replacement costs in case of an accident. Comprehensive covers damages caused by non-accident events. The average quote displayed here reflects policies with the following coverage limits: $50,000 bodily injury liability per person; $100,000 bodily injury liability per accident; $50,00 property damage liability per accident; $1,000 collision deductible; and a $1,000 comprehensive deductible.
$196/mo

Travelers offers affinity group programs for members of credit unions, professional associations, customers of certain banks, and employees of certain businesses.

You can find out whether you qualify by calling to get a quote or asking your employer or professional association whether it participates in any affinity programs.

Pros
  • Accident forgiveness available

  • Robust coverage selections and discount offerings

Cons
  • Rideshare coverage only available in Colorado and Illinois

  • High number of negative customer reviews with the Better Business Bureau

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Laura - July 15, 2024
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Travelers Rocks

They are very helpful and no one has been able to match what I pay. I'm an excellent driver with a perfect driving record and only drive less than 5000 miles a year. I love the discounts they offer me. I've had no bad experiences with them.

Drake - July 15, 2024
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Average

Too expensive.

Douglas - July 15, 2024
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Other Than Price, A Good Company

It's very, very, very expensive. Almost double most other companies.

Plymouth Rock

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NR

Plymouth Rock also offers competitive rates for doctors and a variety of discount programs. While discounts vary by state, it offers discounts for nurses, dental hygienists, alumni of certain universities, and other professional associations.

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Rose - July 8, 2024
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Good

The price is very high. I am looking for a lower premium.

Kenneth - June 26, 2024
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No Accidents, but the Price Keeps Rising

I have no claims or accidents, yet the policy price keeps increasing.

Carlos - June 19, 2024
Verified

Good Company

Great
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How does car insurance for doctors work?

Car insurance for doctors works the same as it does for people in any other job: The insurer provides a payment to policyholders in the event of a covered accident or loss. Depending on the type of coverage and policy limits, this may include medical expenses, repair bills, legal fees, and more.

Car insurance discounts for doctors

Some insurers offer special discounts for people in certain professions, including healthcare. For instance, the American Medical Association (AMA) partners with Liberty Mutual to offer discounted auto and home insurance rates for member physicians.[1]

Types of car insurance for doctors

Car insurance for doctors typically includes the same coverage as any other auto policy. These coverages generally include:

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    Liability

    Liability insurance covers bodily injury and property damage you cause with your vehicle. And most states have state-mandated minimum liability limits.[2] However, Scott Hammersand, a personal lines risk advisor with Overmyer Hall Associates in Columbus, Ohio, recommends doctors carry higher limits than the state-mandated minimums due to their assets and earning potential.

    “Not only should doctors consider limits far higher than the state minimum limits, but they should be considering an umbrella policy that extends the coverage several million more,” Hammersand says.

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    Comprehensive

    Comprehensive coverage offers protection against non-accident damages, such as theft, vandalism, fire, hail, or natural disasters.

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    Collision

    This coverage pays for damages to your vehicle in the event of a collision with another car or object, like a tree or fence.

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    Uninsured/underinsured motorist

    This coverage pays for the cost of repairs to your vehicle and medical bills if you’re involved in an accident with someone who doesn’t have enough insurance or any insurance at all.

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    Personal injury protection (PIP)

    This coverage helps pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, funeral costs, and other damages after a car accident, regardless of who’s at fault.[2]

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    Gap insurance

    Gap insurance is an optional coverage that helps cover the difference between the amount you owe on your car loan and the actual cash value of your vehicle if it’s totaled in an accident.[3]

Check Out: How Much Car Insurance Do You Need?

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Factors that affect car insurance for doctors

The cost of car insurance for doctors can vary greatly depending on factors such as driver history, age, credit, and more. By understanding these factors and shopping around for quotes from different insurers, you can find an affordable policy that meets your needs.

  • Driving record: Insurance companies consider driving records when setting rates. People with more violations or accidents often pay higher rates than people with clean driving records.

  • Type of vehicle: The type of car you insure affects your rates because insurance companies consider the cost of repairs and how much it would cost to replace the vehicle if it’s totaled.

  • Location: Where you live and park your car at night affects your rate because insurance companies consider risks associated with your ZIP code. Areas with higher rates of car accidents, vandalism, and theft typically have higher insurance premiums.

  • Age: As a general rule, drivers younger than 25 typically pay higher rates than older drivers. They’re considered higher risk because they have less experience behind the wheel and often engage in more risky behaviors, such as excessive speeding or texting and driving.

  • Gender: While many states have outlawed gender-based pricing (also known as gender rating), some insurers still charge higher premiums to certain genders based on the perceived risk associated with each. On average, women pay lower rates than men due to their safer driving habits.

  • Miles driven per year: The more miles you put on your car in a year, the higher your chances are of being involved in an accident, which can lead to higher premiums.

  • Credit: Many insurers consider your credit history to help determine your risk profile and set their rates accordingly. Drivers with better credit scores may qualify for lower rates than drivers with lower scores.[4]

  • Discounts: Common discounts include having multiple policies with the same insurer, installing a car alarm, and safe driving.

How much does car insurance for doctors cost?

The average cost of car insurance for doctors ranges from $126 to $339 per month. However, this can be higher or lower depending on where you live, as rates vary widely from company to company and state to state.

Average car insurance costs for doctors by state

To help you find the best coverage at an affordable price, the table below shows examples of average monthly cost of car insurance for doctors in some states.

Disclaimer: Table data sourced from real-time quotes from Insurify's 50-plus partner insurance providers. Actual quotes may vary based on the policy buyer's unique driver profile.
See Also: Car Insurance Rates by State

See Also: Car Insurance Rates by State

How doctors can save money on car insurance costs

You can lower your car insurance premiums in several ways, including:

  • Practice safe driving habits. Insurance companies usually offer lower rates to people with no tickets or accidents on their records. Practice safe driving habits, such as obeying speed limits and defensive driving.

  • Bundle policies. Many insurance companies offer discounts when you purchase multiple policies with them. Consider bundling your auto and home insurance with the same company for a discount.

  • Take a higher deductible. A car insurance deductible is the amount you must pay out of pocket before your insurer pays for any damages resulting from an accident or covered claim. The higher the deductible, the lower your monthly premiums, since the insurer won’t have to cover as much of the cost of a claim.

  • Maintain a good credit score. Most insurance companies use credit scores as a way to measure risk. Drivers with higher credit scores are seen as more responsible and reliable and likely to file fewer claims, so they typically pay lower premiums.[5]

  • Participate in a telematics program. Telematics programs require you to install a device in your car to track your driving habits. The device collects data on your speed, braking, and the time of day you drive, which insurers use to determine your risk profile. Drivers who exhibit safe habits may qualify for lower rates.[6]

  • Comparison shop. Different insurers offer different rates for the same coverage, so it pays to compare quotes from various companies before committing to a policy.[5]

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*Quotes generated for Insurify users within the last 10 days. Last updated on July 18, 2024

Rates shown are real-time Insurify user quotes from 100+ insurance companies and Quadrant Information Services data. Insurify’s algorithm excludes anomalous quotes and anonymizes personal details, then displays refined quotes by price, date, and insurer popularity up to 10 days ago from July 18, 2024. Actual quotes may vary based on the policy buyer’s unique driver profile.

Car insurance for doctors FAQs

To help you find the best coverage at an affordable price, here are answers to some commonly asked questions about car insurance for doctors.

  • What’s the average cost of car insurance for doctors?

    The average cost of car insurance for doctors ranges from $126 to $339 per month nationwide. However, doctors can lower their auto insurance costs in various ways.

    “Doctors, like every driver, have several ways to save money on auto insurance,” says Hammersand. “Avoid tickets and accidents, don’t turn in small claims, and take advantage of ride-tracking applications that reduce premiums for good drivers.”

  • How much is car insurance for doctors based on credit score?

    Your credit score is a numerical representation of your financial responsibility, and insurance companies may use it to determine the risk they're taking when issuing you a policy. 

    Generally, drivers with higher credit scores are seen as more reliable and less likely to file claims, thus they are offered lower premiums.

  • How much is car insurance for doctors based on driving history?

    Your driving history greatly affects how much you’ll pay for car insurance. Insurance companies use this information to assess the risk and determine how much they’ll charge for premiums. 

    Generally, drivers with a clean driving record and fewer tickets and accidents receive lower car insurance rates than those with a poor driving history.

  • What are some car insurance discounts for healthcare workers?

    Healthcare workers, including doctors, are eligible for various car insurance discounts that can help them save money. Many insurers offer special discounts for certain professions, including healthcare workers, or for members of professional associations, such as the American Medical Association.

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  1. American Medical Association. "Auto and Home Insurance."
  2. Insurance Information Institute. "Auto Insurance Basics."
  3. Insurance Information Institute. "What is gap insurance?."
  4. Insurance Information Institute. "What determines the price of an auto insurance policy?."
  5. Insurance Information Institute. "Nine ways to lower your auto insurance costs."
  6. National Association of Insurance Commissioners. "TELEMATICS/USAGE-BASED INSURANCE."
Janet Berry-Johnson
Janet Berry-Johnson

Janet Berry-Johnson, CPA is a freelance writer with a background in accounting and income tax planning and preparation. She's passionate about making complicated financial topics accessible to readers. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and son and their rescue dog, Dexter. Visit her website at www.jberryjohnson.com.

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