Wouldn't it be great if we could tell you instantly the company that has the cheapest coverage for drivers over age 50? It's just not that easy, however, as there are a whole bunch of unknown elements such as if you have ever had a coverage lapse, how far you drive each year, and your credit history, that all go into determining the rate you pay. This article should teach you a little about some of these criteria and will hopefully give you a good start to your coverage search.

Determining which companies have the lowest-priced auto insurance rates for drivers over age 50 in Indiana will take a little more effort than just getting one or two price quotes.

Each auto insurance company has a different formula to determine rates, so let's examine the auto insurance companies that tend to have lower prices in Indiana. It's important to know that Indiana auto insurance rates are determined by lots of factors that may substantially change the policy price. Turning one year older, getting divorced, or getting a DUI may generate price changes that can now make some companies more affordable than before.

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Indiana auto insurance company rankings
Rank Company Cost Per Year
1 Travelers $614
2 Cincinnati Insurance $658
3 USAA $661
4 Erie $712
5 Western Reserve $846
6 Indiana Farmers Mutual $867
7 The Hartford $889
8 Auto-Owners $906
9 State Farm $957
10 Utica National $965
11 Nationwide $968
12 Hastings Mutual $973
13 Safeco $983
14 Motorists Mutual $986
15 Farmers $1,053
16 Wolverine Mutual $1,061
17 Westfield $1,072
18 State Auto $1,087
19 GEICO $1,100
20 Progressive $1,139
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Travelers may have some of the lowest car insurance rates in Indiana at around $614 annually. Cincinnati Insurance, USAA, Erie, and Western Reserve also qualify as some of the most economical Indiana car insurance companies.

As depicted above, if you are insured with Erie and switched to Cincinnati Insurance, you might achieve a yearly price reduction of upwards of $54. Drivers with Western Reserve may save as much as $188 a year, and Indiana Farmers Mutual policyholders might lower prices by $209 a year.

To get a quick, customized rate comparison, click here to begin a quote or click several companies below for low rates.

These prices are averages across all insureds and vehicles and do not take into consideration a price discount for drivers over age 50. So the auto insurance company that is best for you may not even be in the top 36 companies in the list above. That points out the importance of why you need to quote rates from as many companies as possible using your own specific driver information and vehicle.

One of the many criteria that determine the amount you pay for auto insurance is where you call home in Indiana. Larger areas like Gary, Merrillville, and Lawrence are more likely to have higher rates, whereas areas with less crime or weather claims have the luxury of lower rates.

The table below sorts the most costly cities in Indiana for drivers over age 50 in which to buy car insurance.

How much does auto insurance cost in Indiana?
Rank City Premium Per Year
1 Gary $1,347
2 Hammond $1,288
3 Merrillville $1,139
4 Portage $1,137
5 Lawrence $1,099
6 Indianapolis $1,082
7 Evansville $1,077
8 Jeffersonville $1,048
9 Terre Haute $1,045
10 Kokomo $1,041
11 New Albany $1,028
12 Anderson $1,001
13 Bloomington $998
14 Elkhart $995
15 Fort Wayne $985
16 Noblesville $958
17 Carmel $957
18 Columbus $955
19 Muncie $955
20 Fishers $954
21 South Bend $947
22 Greenwood $941
23 Mishawaka $936
24 Richmond $935
25 Lafayette $926
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Price information shown is approximated as the specific garaging location can alter price quotes substantially.

The vehicle requiring coverage is probably the biggest factor that determines whether or not you can buy cheap insurance for drivers over age 50. Vehicles with limited speed and performance, modern passenger safety features, or a positive history of liability claims will cost substantially less to insure than higher performance models. The next table showcases insurance prices for a number of the cheapest vehicles to insure.

Cheapest Vehicles to Insure for Drivers Over Age 50 in Indiana
Make and Model Estimated Cost for Full Coverage
Ford Escape XLT 2WD $554
Honda CR-V EX 2WD $561
Honda Odyssey LX $608
Toyota Prius $615
Toyota Tacoma 2WD $643
Chevrolet Equinox LS 2WD $657
Toyota RAV4 Limited 2WD $664
Dodge Grand Caravan SXT $669
Ford F-150 Lariat Crew Cab 4WD $676
Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD $669
Dodge Ram Quad Cab ST 2WD $670
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 2WD 4-Dr $677
Hyundai Elantra Blue 4-Dr Sedan $680
Honda Civic EX 4-Dr Sedan $687
Ford Focus SES 4-Dr Sedan $680
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Premium data assumes single male driver age 50, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $1,000 deductibles, and Indiana minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-policy, safe-driver, claim-free, homeowner, and multi-vehicle. Price information does not factor in vehicle location which can modify price quotes considerably.

Based on these rates, you can see that vehicles like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Prius, and Toyota Tacoma are likely to be a few of the cheapest vehicles to insure for older drivers.

Rate comparison of full coverage and liability-only

Reducing premiums for auto insurance is probably important to most drivers, and one way to lower the cost of insurance for drivers over age 50 in Indiana is to not buy full coverage. The information below illustrates the comparison of insurance rates when comparing full coverage to liability only. The costs are based on no accidents, no driving violations, $1,000 deductibles, single status, and no discounts are factored in.

If we average all the age groups together, comp and collision coverage costs an extra $1,598 per year more than just buying liability only. That is a significant amount which raises the question if paying for full coverage is worth it. There is no specific rule of when to stop paying for physical damage coverage, but there is a broad guideline. If the annual cost of coverage is more than about 10% of replacement cost minus your deductible, then you may need to consider dropping full coverage.

Selecting a high-quality insurer can be a challenge considering how many companies sell coverage in Indiana. The information below may help you select which insurers to look at comparing price quotes from.

The ratings below only include the largest companies in the United States, so companies that focus mainly on Indiana business are not taken into consideration for this list. If you'd like to compare prices from many more Indiana auto insurance companies, just click here.

Top 10 Major Auto Insurance Companies in Indiana Ranked by Value

  1. USAA
  2. GEICO
  3. AAA Insurance
  4. Erie Insurance
  5. State Farm
  6. Liberty Mutual
  7. Safeco Insurance
  8. Allstate
  9. 21st Century
  10. Travelers

Top 10 Major Auto Insurance Companies in Indiana Ranked by Customer Service

  1. Nationwide
  2. State Farm
  3. Safeco Insurance
  4. American Family
  5. Titan Insurance
  6. Travelers
  7. Liberty Mutual
  8. GEICO
  9. Erie Insurance
  10. Allstate

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Insurers that offer coverage for drivers over age 50 could also offer discounts that can lower rates by 25% or more if you qualify for them. Companies and their possible discounts can be read below.

The illustration below illustrates the comparison of auto insurance rates with and without discounts applied to the rates. The premium estimates are based on a male driver, no violations or claims, Indiana state minimum liability limits, comprehensive and collision coverage, and $500 deductibles.

The first bar for each age group shows the average annual price with no discounts. The second shows the rates with multiple vehicle, vehicle safety, multiple policy, defensive driving course, safe-driver, and homeowner discounts applied. When these discounts are applied to the policy premium, theamount saved on auto insurance for drivers over age 50 is 29% or $390.