Best homeowners insurance companies in New York

State Farm is the best home insurance company in New York for 2024, receiving 4.44 out of 5 stars. Chubb and American Family also rank among the top home insurance companies in New York, receiving scores of 4.18 and 3.93, respectively.  

The total score is calculated out of five based on price, NAIC complaints, and AM Best financial ratings.

CompanyAM BestNAIC complaint scoreAverage annual rate
State FarmA++0.834.44$1,264
Chubb A++0.184.18$1,987
American FamilyA0.803.93$914

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Cheapest homeowners insurance companies in New York

Below are New York home insurance rates by company for five different levels of dwelling coverage, each with $300,000 in liability and a $1,000 deductible. 

Based on our analysis, American Family offers the cheapest home insurance in New York for $300,000 in dwelling coverage, $300,000 in liability, and a $1,000 deductible at $914 per year. It also offers the most affordable rates at every other coverage level. 

American Family$794$914$1,151$1,633$2,514
NYCM Insurance$849$1,108$1,348$1,977$3,433
State Farm$837$1,264$1,704$2,665$4,606
Heritage Insurance $1,280$1,663$2,008$2,835$5,077
Chubb $1,405$1,987$2,563$3,726$6,056

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How much is home insurance in New York?

The average cost of homeowners insurance in New York is $1,816 annually or $151 monthly. That's based on coverage of:

  • $300,000 dwelling
  • $300,000 liability
  • $1,000 deductible
  • 2% hurricane deductible 

Your rates will vary based on where you live, your home and the coverage you need.

New York homeowners insurance rates by ZIP code

Where you live has a big impact on home insurance rates, so rates vary greatly depending on your ZIP code.

Most expensive ZIP codes in New York

New York homeowners insurance rates are the most expensive for ZIP code 11976, with an average annual cost of $3,617.

ZIP codeAnnual annual rate

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Least expensive ZIP codes in New York 

New York homeowners insurance rates are the least expensive for ZIP code 14515, with an average annual cost of $1,265.

ZIP codeAverage annual rate

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New York homeowners insurance calculator

Enter your ZIP code in the search box to see that area's average home insurance rate and the highest and lowest premiums fielded from major insurers. Comparing home insurance rates will give you an idea of how much you can save.

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Average home insurance rates in Texas
$200,000 $300,000 $400,000 $600,000 $1,000,000
$100,000 $300,000
Standard ($1000)
Standard ($1000) Hurricane (2% of insured value)

Most & least expensive ZIP codes for homeowners insurance in Texas

Most expensive

ZIP CodeCityHighest Rate
77586El Lago$9,906

Least expensive

ZIP CodeCityLowest Rate
78559Iglesia Antigua$1,956
78593Santa Rosa$1,999
79915El Paso$2,008
79905El Paso$2,009
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Homeowners insurance rates in New York by city

Below are some sample rates for different cities in New York. You’ll notice that rates often vary by city.

CityAverage annual rate
New York$2,688
Mount Vernon$2,116
New Rochelle$2,043

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Homeowners insurance discounts in New York

If the cost of your coverage is unaffordable, there are many ways to lower your premium. Many insurers will lower your bill if you purchase more than one type of insurance policy from them. This is called bundling, and can cut your costs by up to 17%, on average statewide, based on’s discount data analysis. But, depending on your insurance company and homeowner profile, you could receive a higher or lower discount. 

You can also cut your costs by making your home more disaster-resistant. Installing hurricane glass or accordion shutters might help you get a discount.

Other possible home insurance discounts include:

  • Installing smoke detectors, a burglar alarm or deadbolts: 2%, 5%, and 1%, respectively
  • Installing a sprinkler system and a fire and burglar alarm: 6% to 7% percent
  • Loyalty discounts: about 7% on average after three to five years and 7% for ten years or more commissioned Quadrant Data Services in 2023 to provide homeowners insurance rates across all New York ZIP codes for dwelling coverage ranging from $200,000 to $1,000,000 with liability limits of $300,000 and a $1,000 deductible (2% for hurricanes). The content is updated for 2024.

Home insurance FAQs

What can you do when denied home insurance in New York?

The New York Property Insurance Underwriting Association offers the FAIR Plan for property owners who can't get home insurance elsewhere.

A FAIR Plan offers coverage similar to any home insurance policy. It protects against fire, lightning, explosion, vandalism, snow damage and other perils. It also offers extended coverage for windstorms and hail coverage.

However, FAIR Plan coverage is typically more restrictive and expensive than standard homeowners insurance.

How do I file a complaint against my home insurance company?

The New York Department of Financial Services is the place to go if you need to file a complaint about a home insurance company.

You can also file an online complaint using a Consumer Complaint Form. When you file a complaint, you'll need your insurance company's name, the policy number and claim number, if appropriate, and related documents, such as letters and photos, and information about the issue.

Does New York home insurance cover floods?

Flood insurance isn't part of a regular home insurance policy. Instead, homeowners need to buy a separate policy either through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) or a home insurer that works with the NFIP.

Learn more about flood insurance in New York here.

How do hurricane and windstorm deductibles work in New York?

New York is one of 19 states that allows hurricane deductibles. Home insurance companies may include a hurricane deductible on your policy.

Hurricane or windstorm deductibles are usually between 1% and 5%. So, if your home has a hurricane or windstorm deductible, you’ll be responsible for that part of the claim.

If your home is a candidate for a hurricane deductible, you discuss it with the insurance company. An insurer may waive the deductible if you lower the home's risk by adding hurricane shutters.

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