2016 Car Insurance Rates Rankings by State


2016 Car Insurance Rates Rankings by State

2016 Car Insurance Rates Rankings by State, vehicle insurance, car insurance

The state with the most expensive car insurance premiums in 2016 goes to Michigan, they bag the top spot for third year in a row in the Insure.com’s 2016 state-by-state comparison of auto insurance premiums. Michigan average car insurance premiums is at $2738.
The 2nd spot goes to Montana at $2297, while New Jersey is in third with $1905.

Florida is the 8th spot they are paying an average of $1,654 annually for insurance, $329 higher than the nationwide average of $1,325.

Maine grabbed the No. 1 spot for the cheapest car insurance at $808 annually.

The rates are based on the average for the 20 best-selling vehicles in the U.S. in order to present more accurate rates for the average driver, without high-end sports or luxury cars skewing the data.

National average     $1325
1     Michigan     $2738
2     Montana     $2297
3     New Jersey     $1905
4     Louisiana     $1842
5     Oklahoma     $1778
6     DC             $1773
7     California     $1752
8     Florida     $1654
9     Maryland     $1610
10     Rhode Island     $1608
11     Delaware     $1607
12     Georgia     $1559
13     Texas             $1510
14     West Virginia     $1456
15     Wyoming     $1421
16     Colorado     $1393
17     Connecticut     $1367
18     South Carolina     $1353
19     Arkansas     $1345
20     Alabama     $1337
21     Massachusetts     $1325
22     Pennsylvania     $1305
23     Kentucky     $1295
24     New Mexico     $1277
25     Mississippi     $1277
26     Oregon             $1267
27     Minnesota     $1257
28     Nevada             $1221
29     North Dakota     $1200
30     Nebraska     $1188
31     Arizona     $1188
32     South Dakota     $1168
33     Washington     $1168
34     Tennessee     $1145
35     Kansas             $1135
36     Indiana     $1113
37     Alaska             $1078
38     Utah             $1061
39     Missouri     $1056
40     New York     $1050
41     Hawaii       $1049
42     Illinois     $1035
43     Virginia     $1020
44     Iowa        $989
45     North Carolina     $987
46     Vermont     $942
47     New Hampshire     $941
48     Idaho       $935
49     Wisconsin     $912
50     Ohio        $900
51     Maine       $808

Long-Term Care Insurance Are Too Expensive


Long-Term Care Insurance Are Too Expensive

If you check out the prices of today's long term care insurance, I'm sure you'll ask who can afford them? They are just too expensive for the regular working class like us.

Long-term care insurance policies pay back policyholders a daily amount for services to assist them with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, transferring (to bed, chair, etc), housework, shopping for groceries or eating. Unlike traditional health insurance, long-term care insurance is designed to cover long-term services and supports, including personal and custodial care in a variety of settings such as your home, a community organization, or other facility. 

In Pennsylvania, premiums have gone up as much as 130%, yearly rates have exceeded $8,000. So why are they so expensive? President of Rosenthal Wealth Management Group Larry Rosenthal said that nowadays, people are living longer and aren't necessarily living healthier. So insurance companies left the market since there are little or no profits and those that remain have increased premiums significantly to keep up with costs. 

Here are some alternatives way to pay for Expensive Long-Term Care Insurance:

Short-term care insurance - this policy is like long-term care insurance, however the benefits are typically capped at one year. This policy is more affordable and they may also be available to older seniors or those who aren't otherwise eligible for long-term coverage.

Life + long-term care insurance - the combination of long-term care coverage and life insurance may help consumers avoid the type of rate increases currently being experienced in Pennsylvania.

Long-term care annuities - These annuities require a hefty upfront payment, but if you need long-term care, your overall cost may be lower than what you'd spend on insurance premiums. 

Health savings accounts - For those who have an eligible high-deductible health insurance plan, a health savings account offers a way to put money aside tax-free for medical costs, such as long-term care. 

Home equity - Retirees without significant investments may still own a valuable asset: their house. Tapping into home equity through a line of credit, taking out a reverse mortgage or selling a house outright are some of the ways people can use their property to pay for long-term care.

Pensions or Social Security - Depending on the size of your monthly payments and the amount of care you need, paying for services monthly out of a pension or Social Security benefit may be option.

Medicaid - if all else fail, and a person's income and assets have been depleted, the government will step in to pay for care. Medicaid won't pay for assisted living, but it will cover nursing home care and many states also pay for home health care services for eligible people.