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Best cheap homeowners insurance in Miami

Updated May 14, 2024
Miami homeowners might want to consider a policy from Chubb, Tower Hill or Kin. 
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The best home insurance companies in Miami

To find the best home insurance in Miami, Florida, Bankrate’s insurance editorial team reviewed a group of insurers that still actively write home policies in Florida. We analyzed a range of factors, including average premium data from Quadrant Information Services (if available), coverage options and availability, digital tools and third-party ratings from J.D. Power and AM Best. Our research indicates that Chubb, Tower Hill and Kin are the three best home insurance companies in Miami. 

We assigned each provider a Bankrate Score on a five-point scale to give you the gist of a company at a glance. The higher the Bankrate Score, the better the company ranked in the key areas we mentioned earlier. However, be aware that your home insurance rate may vary based on a range of personal rating factors and ongoing challenges within the Florida home insurance market.

Best for discounts

Bankrate Score

Rating: 4.3 stars out of 5
4.3

Avg. annual premium

$16,207

$300K dwelling coverage

Avg. monthly premium

$1,351

$300K dwelling coverage

Why Chubb made our list: Chubb has the highest Bankrate Score of the three providers we chose, which speaks to its low NAIC complaint index and high financial strength ratings. Its Masterpiece insurance policy comes with several perks already included, such as replacement cost coverage for your dwelling and property, complimentary risk consulting, water backup and sewer line coverage. Chubb also offers private flood insurance, with limits up to $15 million for your home and contents — significantly higher than the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) limits of $300,000 for dwelling and $100,000 for personal property. 

Why Chubb may be the best for high-value homes: Chubb was the 2024 Bankrate Awards winner for Best for High-Value Homes in part for its specialized coverage options. Much of its coverage is tailored to more expensive homes like its extended replacement cost coverage and liability limits of up to $100 million. Chubbs has an international network of agents, which could also appeal to homeowners living abroad who use their Miami property as a vacation home. 

Scores and Ratings
Bankrate Score 4.3
J.D. Power 801/1,000
AM Best score A++
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Best for customizable policies

Bankrate Score

Rating: 4.9 stars out of 5
4.9

Avg. monthly premium

$9,891

$300K dwelling coverage

Avg. monthly

$824

$300K dwelling coverage

Why Tower Hill made our list: Tower Hill Insurance Exchange is a Florida-specific subsidiary of Tower Hill. While they share almost the same name, they are two different companies with separate financial strength ratings. While Tower Hill Prime’s financial strength was downgraded by Demotech to a B+ (Good) in late 2022, Tower Hill Insurance Exchange was rated much higher at A (Exceptional). In June 2023, Tower Hill Insurance Exchange announced it had secured nearly $2 billion in catastrophe reinsurance, significantly more than the $120 million limit. This speaks to the company’s financial stability, which is an ongoing problem for many Florida home insurance companies.  

Why Tower Hill may be best for customizable policies: Tower Hill Insurance Exchange offers Miami homeowners a couple of different ways to customize their policies. Its endorsement options include water backup coverage, extended replacement cost, landscaping coverage and trampoline liability. However, coverage availability might differ between Tower Hill and Tower Hill Insurance Exchange; to get a more complete picture of what you can add to your policy, you might want to speak with an agent. Private flood insurance is available with up to $1.25 million in dwelling coverage. 

Scores and Ratings
Bankrate Score 4.9
AM Best score B+
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Best for online policy management

Bankrate Score

Rating: 3.2 stars out of 5
3.2

Avg. annual premium

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$300K dwelling coverage

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Avg. monthly premium

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$300K dwelling coverage

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Why Kin made our list: Kin is a newer insurance company that opened its doors in 2016 to homeowners in high-risk states, Florida included. Kin takes a tech-forward approach to home insurance and advertises a unique underwriting method that includes data other insurers may not consider when setting rates, like aerial imagery and property records. It also advertises itself as an affordable insurer, stating that customers saved an average of over $900 when they switched to Kin. However, average rates are not available for Kin through Quadrant Information Services. 

Why Kin may be best for online policy management: Miami homeowners who prefer to handle their home insurance policies online may be interested in Kin. Claims can be filed online 24/7, and policyholders can contact Kin’s customer service team via online chat or phone call with other questions during its service hours. Notably, Kin does not have any physical insurance offices. However, Kin does offer private flood insurance.

Scores and Ratings
Bankrate Score 3.2
AM Best score
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The cheapest home insurance companies in Miami

There is no getting around it — insuring a home in Miami is expensive. Its position near the water puts it at a higher risk of hurricane damage and floods, both of which could be catastrophic to insurers and homeowners alike. Although options are more limited in Florida, Bankrate’s team has identified some of the cheapest home insurance in Miami for a variety of coverage limits. According to our research, State Farm, Security First and American Integrity are offer the cheapest rates in Miami for $300,000 in dwelling coverage. 

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Insurance company Average annual rate Average monthly rate
$2,881
$240
Security First
$8,454
$704
American Integrity
$9,545
$795
Insurance company Average annual rate Average monthly rate
$3,122
$260
Security First
$9,852
$821
American Integrity
$10,903
$909
Insurance company Average annual rate Average monthly rate
$3,583
$299
Security First
$12,178
$1,015
American Integrity
$13,946
$1,162
Insurance company Average annual rate Average monthly rate
$4,918
$410
$5,517
$460
American Integrity
$15,679
$1,307

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How much is home insurance in Miami, Florida?

If you’re a Miami homeowner, you’ve likely already learned just how expensive insurance can be. Our analysis of rate data from Quadrant Information Services shows the average cost of home insurance in Miami is $10,473 per year for $300,000 in dwelling coverage. Florida as a whole is an expensive state for home insurance, with an average statewide cost of $5,533. High premiums here are partially due to the heightened risk of natural disasters, but there is more to the story than just that. Instances of widespread insurance fraud (phony roofing claims, in particular) have also placed financial strain on insurance companies, which causes them to charge higher rates to recoup losses. 

Miami rates by credit tier

In Florida, insurers are allowed to use a homeowner’s credit rating to help determine your home insurance rate. Homeowners with poor credit are statistically more likely to file a claim, so most insurers charge them higher rates to account for the added risk. Bankrate’s data analysis shows that a Miami homeowner with poor credit rating pays an average of 5 percent more than a homeowner with good credit for the same policy. While increasing your credit score won’t happen overnight, taking steps to improve your credit could help you secure more affordable home insurance — something that could help lessen the blow of paying sky-high Miami home insurance costs. 

Below, we’ve pulled the top five cheap home insurance companies in Miami for a variety of credit ratings.

Company Poor Credit Average Credit Good Credit Excellent Credit
$6,622
$3,282
$2,881
$2,251
Security First
$8,454
$8,454
$8,454
$8,454
American Integrity
$10,165
$9,630
$9,545
$9,390
$12,979
$10,134
$9,891
$9,308
$11,119
$11,119
$11,119
$11,119

Miami rates by home age

The age of your home can also affect what you pay for Miami home insurance. Older homes are typically more expensive to insure, as they could be built with older materials that could make a potential claim more expensive. However, depending on the insurance company, a newer build may also be more expensive. The table below shows the cheapest home insurance companies in Miami for homes built in 1959, 1982, 1992, 2010 and 2020.

Company 1959 1982 1992 2010 2020
$9,084
$8,560
$7,904
$3,490
$2,418
Security First
$11,247
$10,993
$10,903
$8,954
$8,367
American Integrity
$17,137
$17,244
$17,887
$10,042
$9,091
$15,843
$15,935
$16,172
$10,925
$9,410
N/A
N/A
$19,778
$11,338
$10,823

Miami rates by deductible amount

Your home insurance deductible is your amount of financial responsibility after you file a claim. Here is one way that could play out: You file a claim for a covered loss, and your insurance company sends you a check for the repairs with your deductible taken out. Your insurance company could also ask you to pay them the deductible first before repairs can begin. Most of the time, a higher deductible results in a lower premium. Opting for a high-deductible plan could help lower ultra-high Miami home insurance costs, but be sure that your deductible is still an amount you can reasonably afford to pay at the drop of a hat. 

Below, we’ve highlighted some of the cheapest home insurance companies in Miami and average premiums for different deductible amounts. 

Company $1,500 Deductible $2,000 Deductible $5,000 Deductible
$2,776
$2,777
$2,603
Security First
$8,454
$8,392
$8,342
American Integrity
$9,454
$8,594
$8,458
$9,891
$9,613
$9,290
$11,119
$9,363
$9,363

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Methodology

Bankrate utilizes Quadrant Information Services to analyze June 2024 rates for all ZIP codes and carriers in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Quoted rates are based on married male and female homeowners with a clean claim history, good credit and the following coverage limits:

  • Coverage A, Dwelling: $300,000, $350,000, $450,000, $750,000
  • Coverage B, Other Structures: $30,000, $35,000, $45,000, $75,000
  • Coverage C, Personal Property: $150,000, $175,000, $225,000, $375,000
  • Coverage D, Loss of Use: $60,000, $70,000, $90,000, $150,000
  • Coverage E, Liability: $500,000
  • Coverage F, Medical Payments: $1,000

The homeowners also have a $1,000, $1,500, $2,000 or $5,000 deductible, a $500 hail deductible and a 2 percent hurricane deductible (or the next closest deductible amounts that are available) where separate deductibles apply. 

These are sample rates and should be used for comparative purposes only. Your quotes will differ.

Credit: Rates were calculated based on the following insurance credit tiers assigned to our homeowners: “poor, average, good (base) and excellent.” Insurance credit tiers factor in your official credit scores but are not dependent on that variable alone. The following states do not allow credit to be a factor in determining home insurance rates: California, Maryland, Massachusetts. 

Year built: Rates were calculated based on the following years built for homes and assigned to our homeowners: “1959, 1982, 1992, 2010, 2016 (base) and 2020.”

Bankrate Score

Our 2024 Bankrate Score considers variables our insurance editorial team determined impacts policyholders’ experiences with an insurance company. These rating factors include a robust assessment of each company’s product availability, financial strength ratings, online capabilities and customer and claims support accessibility. Each factor was added to a category, and these categories were weighted in a tiered approach to analyze how companies perform in key customer-impacting categories. 

Each category was assigned a metric to determine performance, and the weighted sum adds up to a company’s total Bankrate Score — out of 5 points. Our scoring model provides a comprehensive view, indicating when companies excel across several key areas and highlighting where they fall short.

  • Tier 1 (Cost & ratings): To determine how well auto and home insurance companies satisfy these priorities, average quoted premiums from Quadrant Information Services (if available), as well as any of the latest third-party agency ratings from J.D. Power, AM Best, Demotech and the NAIC, were analyzed.
  • Tier 2 (Coverage & savings): We assessed companies’ coverage options and availability to help policyholders find a provider that balances cost with coverage. Additionally, we evaluated each company’s discount options listed on its website.
  • Tier 3 (Support): To encompass the many ways a home insurance company can support policyholders, we analyzed avenues of customer accessibility along with community support. This analysis incorporated additional financial strength ratings from S&P and Moody’s and factored a company’s corporate sustainability efforts.
Written by
Natalie Todoroff
Writer, Insurance
Natalie Todoroff is an insurance writer for Bankrate, prior to which she wrote for a popular insurance comparison shopping app. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and has written over 800 articles about insurance throughout her career.
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