In San Antonio, Texas, the average cost of home insurance is $1,464 per year for $250K in dwelling coverage, according to Bankrate’s 2022 home insurance data. That’s nearly $400 cheaper than the statewide average rate, which is $1,860 per year for a policy with the same dwelling coverage.

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Although San Antonio homeowners pay less for insurance than the average Texan, most homeowners still want to get the cheapest rate possible. According to Bankrate research, the cheapest homeowners insurance in San Antonio may be offered through Texas Farm Bureau, State Farm, and Nationwide. Bankrate assessed carriers on affordability, financial strength, third-party customer satisfaction rankings, coverage offerings and discounts to find the best cheap home insurance in San Antonio.

Best cheap home insurance companies in San Antonio

To find the best cheap home insurance companies in San Antonio, Bankrate evaluated companies based on 2022 rate data from Quadrant Information Services and the 2022 J.D. Power U.S. Home Insurance Study.

We then assigned each carrier a Bankrate Score, based on a 5-point scale. This Score weighs the factors above as well as affordability, customer experience, availability in the area, coverage options, and online and mobile resources to help shoppers find the best and cheapest company for San Antonio home insurance. These five providers may be worth considering if you are looking for a home insurance policy with the lowest rates:

Home insurance company Bankrate Score Average annual premium for $250K dwelling coverage J.D. Power score
Texas Farm Bureau 4.7 $541 N/A
State Farm 4.7 $1,119 829/1,000
Nationwide 4.1 $1,135 816/1,000
USAA* 4.8 $1,152 884/1,000
Travelers 3.7 $1,268 794/1,000

*Not officially ranked by J.D. Power due to eligibility restrictions

Texas Farm Bureau

Texas Farm Bureau may be a great choice for homeowners looking for highly affordable home insurance. Texas Farm Bureau’s average annual premium is the cheapest on our list at just $541. The carrier also offers potential discounts for bundling your policy, installing alarm systems, replacing your roof and more. Although the carrier has limited digital tools, the company has a number of local San Antonio offices, including several in downtown San Antonio. Texas Farm Bureau only offers common coverages with limited add-on options, but this basic policy may be enough to satisfy your home insurance needs.

Learn more: Farm Bureau Insurance review

State Farm

State Farm is the largest home insurance company in the United States by market share. In San Antonio, it’s also one of the cheapest providers, with an average annual premium of $1,119. The company could be a good choice for homeowners who value customer service. The company has an above-average rating from J.D. Power for overall customer satisfaction and more than 100 agents located in San Antonio. State Farm’s policies may not be as customizable as other carriers, but it does offer a few endorsements including inflation protection and contents replacement cost coverage.

Learn more: State Farm Insurance review

Nationwide

Nationwide could be a good home insurance option for customers looking to customize their policies. This national insurer provides several ways to customize your home insurance, including endorsements for water backup coverage, identity theft coverage, earthquake coverage and scheduled personal property. However, Nationwide earns one of the lower Bankrate Scores on our list and also has a below average score for customer satisfaction in the 2022 J.D. Power Home Study.

Learn more: Nationwide Insurance review

USAA

USAA has a very high customer satisfaction score from J.D Power, but the carrier is technically ineligible for ranking as it only sells policies to eligible members of the military and their immediate family members. Through USAA, homeowners have the option to purchase several endorsements, including home sharing coverage, earthquake insurance and flood coverage. Every standard policy includes uniform coverage for active duty and deployed service members. Although USAA’s average premium is lower than the average for San Antonio, there are few discounts available compared to other providers, which may limit policyholders’ potential savings.

Learn more: USAA Insurance review

Travelers

Travelers has the highest average annual premium for homeowners insurance on our list, but policyholders may be able to lower their premium with a variety of discounts. The company offers potential discounts for LEED certified homes and homeowners who purchased their propery within the past 12 months. The company also has options for homeowners looking to customize their policy. Travelers’ endorsements include water backup coverage, green home coverage, identity fraud coverage and extra replacement cost on dwelling and contents. Travelers did earn a below-average score from J.D. Power in 2022, which indicates some customers may not be satisfied with the level of service.

Learn more: Travelers Insurance review

Home insurance coverage options in San Antonio

There are no federal or state laws that require you to have a homeowners insurance policy, but your mortgage conditions likely require you to have coverage. If you have an HO-3 policy, which is the most common type of homeowners policy, you generally have coverage for your dwelling, other structures on your property like a detached garage, your personal belongings and liability coverage.

Additionally, most insurance companies allow homeowners to customize their coverage with endorsements for extra financial protection in specific circumstances. Endorsements allow you to amend your policy with add-on coverages as needed. Some of the most common endorsements to consider for your home insurance in San Antonio may include:

  • Flood insurance: Standard home insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Flood insurance is sold as a separate policy by many private home insurance companies and through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • Water backup coverage: Water damage caused by damaged sewer or water lines may not be covered under a standard home insurance policy. Water backup or sewer backup coverage could provide additional financial protection in the case of water damage from a covered peril.
  • Extended replacement cost coverage: This endorsement is intended to provide additional financial protection to rebuild your home and replace your assets in case of a covered peril. The exact amount will vary based on your policy, but extended replacement cost will typically pay between 125 and 130 percent of the dwelling coverage amount to rebuild your home.

Home insurance discounts in San Antonio

Although some home insurance carriers in San Antonio offer below-average rates, homeowners may be able to save even more money by taking advantage of discounts. Each insurance company offers unique discounts with varying savings potential. Here are a few of the most common home insurance discounts you may be able to find in San Antonio:

  • Bundling discounts: By purchasing your car insurance with the same company that writes your homeowners insurance policy, you may be eligible to save money.
  • Loyalty discounts: Some insurers will give you a discount if you have been with them for a certain number of years, such as five years or longer, although some require you to be claim-free during that period.
  • Smart home discounts: Installing smart home appliances, such as thermostats, security systems, water and gas shutoff sensors, or automatic interior sprinklers may net you an extra discount on your premium for risk mitigation.
  • Payment discounts: Many insurers will give you a small discount for paying your bill electronically and for setting up automatic payments. You may also earn a discount if you pay in full or pay your premium before the policy renews.

These are some of the discounts offered by homeowners insurance companies. Your insurer may have others, and it could pay to ask questions when you are getting quotes to be sure that you are receiving all the discounts for which you are eligible.

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