Best Cheap Auto Insurance in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2024)

State Farm offers the cheapest car insurance in Baton Rouge, with minimum-coverage policies as low as $88 per month.

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Cheapest recent rates near Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Recent Baton Rouge, Louisiana car insurance prices for Ford, Honda, Buick , and more.

*Quotes generated for Insurify users in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana within the last 10 days. Last updated on July 11, 2024

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*Quotes generated for Insurify users in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana within the last 10 days. Last updated on July 11, 2024

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The overall average cost of car insurance in Baton Rouge is $264 per month — much higher than the state average of $216 and a whopping 190% higher than the national average cost of car insurance. In a city where the median household income is just $46,282 per year,[1] saving money on car insurance is critical.

Baton Rouge’s exposure to severe weather and comparatively high number of car accidents — 3,800 total in 2022[2] — contribute to the city’s car insurance rates. The city also has a high rate of fatal accidents involving drunk driving, according to a Consumer Affairs analysis of federal accident data.[3]

However, Baton Rouge drivers can still find affordable coverage by comparing car insurance quotes.

Quick Facts
  • The average cost of full-coverage car insurance in Baton Rouge is $346 per month.

  • Some Louisiana residents spend up to a quarter of their income per year on car insurance, according to the state’s commissioner of insurance.

  • Nearly one-fifth of fatal accidents in Baton Rouge are linked to speeding.[3]

Best car insurance companies in Baton Rouge

The best car insurance company for you might not be the one with the cheapest coverage. 

“No matter how low the premium might be, an inexpensive policy does you absolutely no good if the insurance company cannot cover your claim when your car has been involved in an accident,” Jim Donelon, Louisiana’s commissioner of insurance, says in the state’s consumer guide to auto insurance.

Aside from price, you should look at factors such as coverage types, discounts, customer service ratings, and financial strength when choosing a car insurance company.

Here’s a closer look at State Farm, GEICO, and Allstate, three of Baton Rouge’s — and the nation’s — leading insurers.

Insurance CompanyIQ Score
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Full CoverageLiability OnlyBest for
State Farm9.3$119$72Overall
GEICO9.0$194$118Senior Drivers
Allstate8.9$193$118Claims
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    We rate each company on a 1 to 10 scale based on five categories: financial ratings, customer satisfaction, affordability, customer support and transparency, and availability. Insurify updates ratings once a year or as more recent information becomes available.

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Best insurer overall: State Farm

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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.
$88/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.
$145/mo

The country’s biggest auto insurer has a Superior A.M. Best rating for financial strength and a generally good reputation. State Farm also grabbed the top ranking in the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Insurance Shopping Study for the third year in a row. In Baton Rouge, State Farm consistently offers some of the lowest insurance rates.

Pros
  • High J.D. Power customer satisfaction scores[4]

  • More than 100 years in business

Cons
  • Fewer discounts than some other insurers

  • Gap insurance not available

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Brenda - July 14, 2024
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Again, Very Easy to Work With

They have been very easy to work with.

Ed - July 14, 2024
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Compare

I have been with State Farm for over forty years and have nothing but good things to say about them. However, the rates keep going up, so the advice is to compare.

John - July 14, 2024
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Good

It wasn't bad for years, but recently the rates have skyrocketed.

Best insurer for senior drivers: GEICO

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3.1
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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.
$144/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.
$237/mo

Senior citizens account for more than 14% of Baton Rouge’s population, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. GEICO, the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., offers five discounts geared toward drivers age 50 and older, including a five-year good driving discount and a defensive driving discount. Plus, its Prime Time contract gives guaranteed renewal to drivers 50 and older who meet certain requirements. Prime Time is available in Louisiana and 29 other states.

Pros
  • High J.D. Power customer satisfaction scores[5]

  • Attractive discounts

Cons
  • High rates for drivers with DUIs and some other traffic violations

  • Gap insurance not available

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Scott - July 14, 2024
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Harley Davidson for an Old Man

I feel safe with my motorcycle.

Andrew - July 14, 2024
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Policy Cancelled for Illegitimate Reason

I would definitely recommend setting up your policy over the phone with a representative, or in person if possible.

Patricia - July 14, 2024
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Too Expensive!

I had one accident and my monthly rate jumped from $80.00 to $242.00. Not good!

Best insurer for auto insurance claims: Allstate

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3.2
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8.9/10
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.
$144/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.
$236/mo

Allstate, the country’s fourth-largest car insurance company, stands out for its high score (889 out of 1,000) in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study. It ranks higher than competitors such as State Farm, GEICO, and Liberty Mutual.[5] The rate of accidents in Baton Rouge each year elevates your risk of having to file a claim — and dealing with your insurer’s claims adjusters.

Pros
  • High J.D. Power score for auto claims satisfaction

  • Pay-per-mile coverage available

Cons
  • Below-average J.D. Power score for shopping experience[6]

  • Below-average J.D. Power score for digital experience

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Jennie - July 14, 2024
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Cain Insurance is Great!

Cain Insurance has always been fair to me and my late husband.

Brice - July 13, 2024
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Disappointed with Allstate

I would never continue a relationship that is supposed to be mutually beneficial for an extended period of 13 years, knowing that they never had my best interest at heart. They may mislead you to add onto your coverage by promising that if you have to utilize that benefit, it will offer you certain advantages. However, when you attempt to utilize an endorsement that costs you additional money on your premium, it offers nothing that they used to upsell that endorsement. With Allstate, it feels like you're in the hands of a company that prioritizes its own interests.

Anthony - July 13, 2024
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Difficulties with Allstate's Phone Service

The telephone service is poor; it's hard to speak to anyone knowledgeable.

How to get the cheapest car insurance in Baton Rouge

A number of factors go into determining the car insurance rates you’re offered, including your:

  • Age

  • Gender

  • Driving record

  • Location

  • Type of car

  • Amount of coverage

  • ZIP code

To increase your chances of obtaining the lowest quote possible, follow these strategies:

  • Compare quotes. Obtain quotes from several car insurance companies and compare them against one another.

  • Increase your deductible. Raising your full-coverage deductible from, say, $250 to $1,000 typically lowers your car insurance costs because you’re taking on more of the up-front risk yourself. However, be sure to never set a deductible above what you can afford should you need to file a claim.

  • Bundle coverage. Your insurance company might provide a discount if you buy at least two policies from them, such as car insurance and homeowners insurance.

  • Explore discounts. You may be able to score a discount if you maintain a clean driving record or complete a defensive driving course. You can also inquire with your company to see if they have any discount agreements with certain insurers.

Cheapest liability-only car insurance in Baton Rouge: State Farm

Liability-only car insurance, required in Louisiana and most other states, pays accident claims for damage you cause to another car or injuries you cause to other people. Liability coverage doesn’t pay for damage to your own car or injuries to you or your passengers.

The table below shows average monthly quotes for a liability-only insurance policy in Baton Rouge. State Farm has the cheapest liability car insurance at $88 per month.

The below rates are estimated rates current as of: Monday, July 1 at 12:00 PM PDT
Insurance CompanyAverage Monthly Quote
State Farm$88
USAA$111
National General$131
Allstate$144
GEICO$144
Direct Auto$145
Progressive$171
Clearcover$197
The General$202
Liberty Mutual$227
Midvale Home & Auto$290
Disclaimer: Table data sourced from real-time quotes from Insurify's 50-plus partner insurance providers and quote estimates from Quadrant Information Services. Actual quotes may vary based on the policy buyer's unique driver profile.

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Cheapest full-coverage car insurance in Baton Rouge: State Farm

Full-coverage car insurance combines state-required liability coverage with comprehensive and collision coverage. This breaks down as follows:

  • Liability coverage pays for injuries you cause to other people or damage you cause to other people’s property in a car accident.

  • Comprehensive coverage pays claims for non-collision damage to your car, such as damage caused by a fallen tree.

  • Collision coverage pays for damage to your car caused by an accident with another car or by a run-in with an object like a guardrail or utility pole.

The table below shows the average monthly quotes for full-coverage car insurance from top car insurers in Baton Rouge. Again, State Farm has the cheapest full-coverage rate at $145 a month.

The below rates are estimated rates current as of: Monday, July 1 at 12:00 PM PDT
Insurance CompanyAverage Monthly Quote
State Farm$145
USAA$182
Allstate$236
GEICO$237
National General$265
Direct Auto$276
Progressive$280
Clearcover$324
Liberty Mutual$342
The General$385
Midvale Home & Auto$395
Disclaimer: Table data sourced from real-time quotes from Insurify's 50-plus partner insurance providers and quote estimates from Quadrant Information Services. Actual quotes may vary based on the policy buyer's unique driver profile.

Cheapest recent rates near Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Recent Baton Rouge, Louisiana car insurance prices for Honda, Ford, Nissan , and more.

*Quotes generated for Insurify users in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana within the last 10 days. Last updated on July 11, 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 11, 2024. Actual quotes may vary based on the policy buyer’s unique driver profile.

*Quotes generated for Insurify users in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana within the last 10 days. Last updated on July 11, 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 11, 2024. Actual quotes may vary based on the policy buyer’s unique driver profile.

Car insurance requirements in Louisiana

Louisiana requires drivers to carry two kinds of liability coverage: bodily injury liability and property damage liability. The necessary amounts are listed in the table below.

Louisiana is also a pure comparative fault state. This means you can recover damages in court even if you were 99% at fault in a car accident. However, damage awards depend on your percentage of fault.

CoverageMinimum Requirements
Bodily injury liability$15,000 per person / $30,000 per accident
Property damage liability$25,000 per accident

In addition to meeting the minimum coverage requirements outlined above, you may also want to consider adding the following coverages:

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    Collision coverage

    This pays for damage to your car caused by crashing into a car or object.

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    Comprehensive coverage

    This pays claims for non-collision damage caused to your car.

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    Medical payments coverage

    This pays your medical bills related to an accident, regardless of who caused it.

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    Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage

    This coverage fills gaps created when another driver lacks car insurance or lacks sufficient car insurance.

Important Information

Louisiana has some of the lowest liability insurance requirements in the country. Keep in mind that buying only the minimum required amount could leave you financially exposed. For example, if you cause an accident and it’ll cost $36,000 to replace the other driver’s car, you could be responsible for the $11,000 above what your minimum coverage will pay.

Cheapest car insurance for drivers with an incident

A number of incidents can put a dent in your car insurance costs. These include at-fault accidents, speeding tickets, driving under the influence (DUI), and other traffic violations.

Depending on the insurer, these incidents can cause your car insurance premiums to increase. An insurer views a motorist with incidents on their record as more likely to get into an accident and file a claim in the future. This makes them potentially more expensive to insurers and, thus, more risky.

In the sections that follow, you’ll see how each incident type can affect your insurance rates.

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Cheapest car insurance for drivers with a speeding ticket: State Farm

Nearly 19% of fatal accidents in Baton Rouge involve speeding, according to Consumer Affairs’ analysis. If you have a speeding ticket on your record, a car insurance company sees you as a riskier client and will charge you accordingly. A speeding ticket can increase your premium for three years or longer.

Baton Rouge drivers with speeding tickets pay an average of $272 for liability only coverage, and $520 for full-coverage car insurance. Below, you can see the monthly rates you can expect to pay with a speeding ticket on your record.

The below rates are estimated rates current as of: Monday, July 1 at 12:00 PM PDT
Insurance CompanyAverage Quote: Full CoverageAverage Quote: Liability Only
State Farm$192$117
USAA$243$148
Allstate$315$192
GEICO$317$193
National General$354$175
Direct Auto$370$195
Progressive$376$229
Clearcover$438$267
Liberty Mutual$500$332
The General$521$274
Midvale Home & Auto$547$402
Disclaimer: Table data sourced from real-time quotes from Insurify's 50-plus partner insurance providers and quote estimates from Quadrant Information Services. Actual quotes may vary based on the policy buyer's unique driver profile.

Cheapest car insurance for drivers with an at-fault accident: State Farm

Whether the accident was your fault or not plays a role in setting your car insurance rates. If you’re found to be at fault, your insurance company might boost your premiums. This depends on your driving record and other factors, as well as the severity of the accident.

An at-fault accident increases the overall average cost of car insurance to $412 per month. The following table provides some insight into how an accident can affect your car insurance rates in Baton Rouge.

The below rates are estimated rates current as of: Monday, July 1 at 12:00 PM PDT
Insurance CompanyAverage Quote: Full CoverageAverage Quote: Liability Only
State Farm$202$123
USAA$255$156
Allstate$331$202
GEICO$333$203
National General$375$185
Direct Auto$395$208
Progressive$399$244
Clearcover$484$294
Liberty Mutual$521$346
The General$550$288
Midvale Home & Auto$586$430
Disclaimer: Table data sourced from real-time quotes from Insurify's 50-plus partner insurance providers and quote estimates from Quadrant Information Services. Actual quotes may vary based on the policy buyer's unique driver profile.

Cheapest car insurance for drivers with a DUI: State Farm

Insurers generally see a DUI as the most serious of driving incidents, and state laws underscore that perspective. A first conviction for driving under the influence could net you fines of up to $1,000 and jail time of up to six months in Louisiana. Penalties escalate for subsequent convictions.

If you have a DUI on your record, you should expect your rates to increase. Your monthly cost might even double, or the insurance company may drop you altogether. Drivers with a DUI pay, on average, $464 per month for car insurance in Baton Rouge, compared to $264 for those with clean driving records. Car insurance companies view motorists with a DUI as very high-risk drivers, and the monthly rates listed below reflect this.

The below rates are estimated rates current as of: Monday, July 1 at 12:00 PM PDT
Insurance CompanyAverage Quote: Full CoverageAverage Quote: Liability Only
State Farm$250$152
USAA$313$191
Allstate$406$248
GEICO$408$248
National General$456$226
Direct Auto$475$250
Progressive$482$294
Clearcover$558$339
Liberty Mutual$589$391
The General$663$348
Midvale Home & Auto$680$499
Disclaimer: Table data sourced from real-time quotes from Insurify's 50-plus partner insurance providers and quote estimates from Quadrant Information Services. Actual quotes may vary based on the policy buyer's unique driver profile.

Cheapest car insurance for seniors: State Farm

Age plays a role in your insurance rates as well, and senior drivers typically enjoy the lowest rates for car insurance. However, rates generally begin rising once drivers reach their 70s. This is partially because slowed reflexes make senior drivers more likely to be involved in an auto accident but also because seniors are more likely to be severely hurt if they’re in an accident.

Car insurance for senior drivers costs a monthly overall average of $206 in Baton Rouge, according to Insurify data. The following table shows examples of monthly car insurance rates senior drivers might find in Baton Rouge.

The below rates are estimated rates current as of: Monday, July 1 at 12:00 PM PDT
Insurance CompanyAverage Quote: Full CoverageAverage Quote: Liability Only
State Farm$78$47
USAA$109$67
Progressive$133$81
Allstate$140$86
GEICO$140$85
Direct Auto$162$85
National General$162$80
Clearcover$204$124
Liberty Mutual$206$137
Midvale Home & Auto$221$163
The General$251$131
Disclaimer: Table data sourced from real-time quotes from Insurify's 50-plus partner insurance providers and quote estimates from Quadrant Information Services. Actual quotes may vary based on the policy buyer's unique driver profile.

Cheapest car insurance for teens: State Farm

Car insurance companies tend to charge higher rates for teen drivers due to their inexperience. Research also shows that teen drivers are more likely to get into an accident, become distracted behind the wheel, and drive recklessly.

Fortunately, if you’re the parent of a teen driver, you can take steps to reduce these high insurance costs. Consider these tips to find cheap car insurance and reduce your premium:

  • Compare quotes. Obtain quotes from several insurance companies so you can compare cost and coverage.

  • Ask about good student discounts. Many car insurance companies provide discounts for teen drivers who maintain at least a B average.

  • Enroll them in a driver training course. Some insurers offer discounts for teen drivers who have undergone driver training.

  • Keep them on your coverage. Adding a teen to your coverage is almost always cheaper than having them get coverage of their own.

Car insurance for teen drivers averages $356 per month for liability-only coverage in Baton Rouge, while the full-coverage average is $680 for teens. The following table provides examples of monthly premium costs for teen drivers.

The below rates are estimated rates current as of: Monday, July 1 at 12:00 PM PDT
Insurance CompanyAverage Quote: Full CoverageAverage Quote: Liability Only
State Farm$259$157
USAA$319$194
GEICO$395$240
Allstate$435$265
Direct Auto$527$277
Progressive$529$323
National General$534$264
The General$655$344
Clearcover$657$399
Liberty Mutual$658$437
Midvale Home & Auto$716$525
Disclaimer: Table data sourced from real-time quotes from Insurify's 50-plus partner insurance providers and quote estimates from Quadrant Information Services. Actual quotes may vary based on the policy buyer's unique driver profile.

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Baton Rouge car insurance quotes by credit tier

In Louisiana, it’s legal for a car insurance company to review your credit report or obtain a credit-based insurance score before setting your rates.

Insurers rely on credit-based insurance scores to help determine how likely you are to file a claim. This is because drivers with excellent or good credit tend to file fewer claims than drivers with fair or poor credit.

The average credit score in Louisiana is fair (669), according to consumer credit bureau Equifax.[7] The table below shows how your credit affects the rates you’ll pay in Baton Rouge.

Rates by Credit Tier

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.

Is car insurance more expensive in Baton Rouge?

Yes. Car insurance in Baton Rouge is more expensive than the state and national averages of $216 and $160 respectively.

The driving records of Baton Rouge motorists appear to contribute to the higher-than-average car insurance costs. Statistics show Baton Rouge drivers have some of the country’s highest rates of traffic fatalities, deadly DUI crashes, and speeding.[3]

The city’s proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the severe storms that brew there likely also contribute to the city’s higher car insurance costs.

More cities in Louisiana

Car insurance in Baton Rouge falls in the middle when compared to other large Louisiana cities. Rates are lower than those paid in New Orleans, Metairie, and Lafayette and higher than in Monroe and Shreveport.

CityAverage Monthly Quote: Full CoverageAverage Monthly Quote: Liability Only
Lafayette$276$161
Metairie$331$184
New Orleans$341$188
Shreveport$249$132
Slidell$286$153
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.

Baton Rouge car insurance FAQs

If you’re shopping for car insurance in Baton Rouge, this additional information may help as you research your coverage options.

  • How much is car insurance in Baton Rouge?

    The average cost for car insurance in Baton Rouge is $264 per month. Costs are high in Baton Rouge because of the potential for weather-related events and the number of poor drivers in the area.

  • What is the cheapest car insurance company in Baton Rouge?

    Baton Rouge drivers will find the lowest rates from $State Farm, with an average liability-only cost of $88 per month. $USAA and $National General also offer cheap rates in the city, with monthly liability averages of $111 and $131, respectively.

  • What are the best car insurance companies in Baton Rouge?

    State Farm, GEICO, and Allstate rank as the top insurers in Baton Rouge. Not only do these insurers offer some of the lowest car insurance rates available, but all three boast a high Insurify Quality (IQ) Score, with State Farm at 9.3, GEICO at 9.0, and Allstate at 8.9. These insurers have also earned high marks for their financial stability, discounts offered, and customer service.

  • Why does Louisiana have such high car insurance?

    Insurance rates are high in Louisiana for several reasons. Like Florida, Louisiana has the potential for hurricanes and this affects its rates. In addition, cities like Baton Rouge have a high number of incident claims for speeding and at-fault accidents.

  • What type of car insurance is required in Louisiana?

    In Louisiana, you’re required to carry minimum liability coverage amounting to $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident in bodily injury liability coverage and $25,000 per accident in property damage liability coverage.

Methodology

Insurify data scientists analyzed more than 90 million quotes served to car insurance applicants in Insurify’s proprietary database to calculate the premium averages displayed on this page. These premiums are real quotes that come directly from Insurify’s 50+ partner insurance companies in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Quote averages represent the median price for a quote across the given coverage level, driver subset, and geographic area.

Unless otherwise specified, quoted rates reflect the average cost for drivers between 20 and 70 years old with a clean driving record and average or better credit (a credit score of 600 or higher).

Liability-only premium averages correspond to policies with the following coverage limits:

  • Bodily injury limits between state-minimum rates and $50,000 per person, $100,000 per accident
  • Property damage limits between $10,000 and $50,000
  • No additional coverage
Full-coverage premium averages correspond to the same bodily injury and property damage limits in addition to:
  • Comprehensive coverage with a $1,000 deductible
  • Collision coverage with a $1,000 deductible

Quotes for Allstate, Farmers, GEICO, State Farm, and USAA are estimates based on Quadrant Information Services’ database of auto insurance rates.

Sources

  1. U.S. Census Bureau. "Baton Rouge Quick Facts."
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