Insurance can be a boring topic. It’s not one of those things you think about every day. Or even every year. After all, a person obsessed with insurance would probably be a pretty paranoid person.

Still, checking and comparing rates on insurance can be one of the easiest ways to save hundreds of dollars per year. Insurance rates and fees change frequently. I recommend comparing insurance rates every six months or so. And be sure that when you do compare insurance quotes that the level of coverage is the same, because this can dramatically affect the amount you are quoted. Be sure you’re comparing apples to apples.

Here’s a list of prominent insurance providers. You can customize this list by using the drop-down boxes:

Find Cheap Insurance

To see which carriers may be a better fit, please tell us more about yourself:

Change Insurance: Zip Code
Age
Homeowner?
Married?
Currently Insured?



  • How the new healthcare law changes maternity care (27 comments)

    This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. My husband and I got married in December of 2005 and spent the first few years of our marriage enjoying each other without the responsibility of childre...

  • My experience with alternative healthcare insurance (35 comments)

    This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. A few months ago, I shared about my health insurance alternative. As a recap, I belong to a healthcare sharing ministry (HSM) called Christian Healthca...

  • What kind of insurance do drivers like me buy? (33 comments)

    Watching every penny is the starting point for getting rich slowly. But there are also big moves you can make that will earn or save you a lot of money. Big wins include refinancing your mortgage, neg...

  • Ask the Readers: Are these good enough reasons to buy life insurance? (89 comments)

    This article is by staff writer April Dykman. There are a lot of really good reasons to have a life insurance policy, no doubt. If you have children, they're dependent on your income. You want them ...

  • One expense you have control of in ways you never thought (38 comments)

    This article is by staff writer William Cowie. What do you spend most of your money on? For most people, their two biggest expenses are their home and car(s). If you remember the post comparing ex...

  • Ask the Readers: What benefits have you seen from the Affordable Care Act? (134 comments)

    This article is by editor Linda Vergon. The healthcare landscape has certainly changed in the two years since J.D. asked “What Do You Want to Know About the Economics of Health Care?” back in A...

  • Ask the Readers: High-deductible health insurance: yea or nay? (94 comments)

    Last week reader David  posted a question on Get Rich Slowly's Facebook page, asking what our thoughts are on high-deductible health insurance plans. We turned to Barbara Marquand, staff writer at In...

  • Self-insured or uninsured? Here’s what you’ll pay in 2014 (39 comments)

    This post is by staff writer April Dykman. Four years ago, I quit my job. As a result, I also became one of an estimated 15 million Americans who buy their own health insurance. And during these las...

  • Recalibrating for self-employment: health insurance (34 comments)

    This post is by staff writer Holly Johnson. When I left my full-time job in April, I lost several of the valuable perks that come from working for someone else. Included in the casualties were my c...

  • Ask the Readers: Would you let your insurance company monitor your driving for a discount? (103 comments)

    Privacy is a big issue for people these days, what with every website able to see where you go, what you’re searching for and serve up ads. With the NSA looking at emails and phone calls from regula...

  • 6 ways to lower your home insurance (31 comments)

    This post is from staff writer April Dykman. As a new homeowner, I recently had to buy a homeowners insurance policy. And as a personal finance writer, I tried to take my own advice and "shop around....

  • Insurance: An easier way to comparison shop (32 comments)

    This post is from staff writer April Dykman. I had procrastinated until I could procrastinate no longer. I was in the middle of buying a house, and one of the many, many things on my ever-growin...

  • The time I was sent to collections over $4 (32 comments)

    There is an old nursery rhyme about tiny things having major consequences. It's about a horseback rider who was charged with carrying orders to battle during a war, but the horse's shoe comes off an...

  • Health savings accounts: An overview, plus some pros and cons (103 comments)

    Lately, my dad's been praising the benefits of having a health savings account. This year, he had the opportunity to get the most of his HSA -- bad news for his health, but good news for his wallet ...

  • Stuff: How to protect it (92 comments)

    How much is your property worth to you? For all the discussion of emergency funds and disaster preparedness that goes on in the personal finance blogosphere, I rarely, if ever, read anything abou...

  • HDHP with HSA: friend or foe? (59 comments)

    This is a guest post from Joanna Lahey, an associate economics professor at the George H. W. Bush School of Government and Public Service and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Econom...

  • Health insurance options for the self-employed (42 comments)

    This is a guest post from Joanna Lahey, an associate professor of economics at the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and the National Bureau of Econo...

  • Insurance: Share the risk (84 comments)

    This is a guest post from Joanna Lahey, an associate professor of economics at the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and the National Bureau of Econo...

  • Is Long-Term Care Insurance Worth It? (81 comments)

    For the next week (or two), we'll be sharing "audition" pieces from folks interested in being new staff writers at Get Rich Slowly. Your job is to let us know what you think of each of these writers. ...

  • Hunting for Health Insurance (223 comments)

    I am sick. For the past ten days, I've been wrestling with a high fever, a cough, a persistent sore throat, and a general malaise that's kicking my ass. Basically, I'm the sickest I've been in over a ...

  • Home Insurance and Pipes that Go ‘Pop’ in the Night (74 comments)

    This is a guest post by Suzanne Clemenz, who writes for Insure.com. Suzanne designed her passive solar home and remodeled two others. She worked with architects and contractors on floor plans, elec...

  • Ask the Readers: How Much Do You Spend on Health Insurance? (335 comments)

    Behind the scenes, the GRS elves and I have been working to streamline the process for submitting reader stories, guest posts, and financial questions. As part of this, I've been reading through every...

  • Traffic Violations and Your Auto Insurance (60 comments)

    This post is from staff writer April Dykman. California newspaper The Daily Breeze recently published an article about a man who was issued a $35 ticket for failing to come to a complete stop, whi...

  • Pet Insurance: Is It Worth the Cost? (98 comments)

    This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. My cat, Monster, died two weeks ago after a strugg...

  • Insurance Basics: How Car Insurance Works (59 comments)

    This is the third part in a short series about insurance basics. In the first part, I explained how insurance works. In the second, I shared some general tips about how to save on insurance of all typ...

  • Insurance Basics: How to Save on Insurance (34 comments)

    This is the second part in a short series about insurance basics. Last week, I explained how insurance works. Next week (or possibly the week after), I'll offer some tips on car insurance. Today's art...

  • Insurance Basics: How Insurance Works (32 comments)

    I don't write a lot about insurance around here. For one thing, insurance is kind of boring. For another, I don't know a lot about it. Still, insurance is an important part of personal finance, and my...

  • Instructions for the Afterlife: Preparing for the Inevitable (31 comments)

    This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new articl...

  • How Much Life Insurance Do You REALLY Need? (47 comments)

    On Friday, I shared a guest response to a reader question about life insurance. Many GRS readers rightly complained that it didn't do a good job of answering the question. One reader — Mike from...

  • Reader Question: How Much Life Insurance Do You Need? (84 comments)

    This is a guest post from Sanford Ellowitz, a New York State licensed insurance agent. He has over 25 years experience in the insurance and financial services industries. He's also a Certified Financi...

  • Reader Story: How I Saved Hundreds of Dollars on Insurance (48 comments)

    This guest post from Rich is part of a new feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Every Sunday will include a reader story (in the new "reader stories" category). Some will be general "how I did X" stories,...

  • My 2009 Discretionary Spending: Bits and Pieces (160 comments)

    Every January since I started Get Rich Slowly, I've done an annual round-up of my discretionary spending. That's not going to happen this year. The numbers are hopelessly muddled by events that create...

  • Renters Insurance: Peace of Mind for Ten Bucks a Month (132 comments)

    This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. On 02 August 2005, my friend Frank and his partner awoke at 2:45 a.m. to the dog barking and a neighbor knocking on their door. The apartment comple...

  • 14 Tips for Purchasing Life Insurance (66 comments)

    This is a guest post from Ray at Financial Highway. Earlier today, Ray shared the basics of life insurance. Insurance is an important part of financial planning — but understanding insurance ...

  • An Introduction to Life Insurance (68 comments)

    Many of you have asked for life insurance information, so Ray from Financial Highway offered to provide this guest post on the subject. This is new info for me, too. Protecting your family from fin...

  • Drama in Real Life: Caring for a Parent in Crisis (79 comments)

    My mother is in the hospital. Her health, which had been deteriorating lately, took a turn for the worse over the weekend. On Tuesday, she was admitted to a local hospital, where she's likely to remai...

  • We’re All Going to Die Someday: Making Informed Insurance Choices (26 comments)

    This is a guest post from Amanda, a Colorado tech writer and an activist for children with congenital heart disease. This article is about Amanda's personal experience with insurance. It's not a presc...

  • Finding Affordable Health Insurance When You’re On Your Own (67 comments)

    This is a guest post from Jason Gingerich, a volunteer with the Archimedes Movement to work for a comprehensive solution to America's health care crisis. He also works for a non-profit organization th...

  • The Disability Insurance Maze: How to Select and Purchase a Policy (37 comments)

    This is a guest post from Suzanne S. It's very long, but it's about an important topic. You may want to bookmark it for later reading. Personal finance isn't just about growing your finances — it...

  • A Brief Introduction to Insurance (25 comments)

    This is a guest post from Aaron Pinkston. He used to help other insurance agents understand insurance. Now he prefers dealing directly with the public. Insurance is an oft-misunderstood financial...

  • Save Big By Canceling Private Mortgage Insurance (21 comments)

    When you buy a home, you learn there are many little costs that accumulate over time: mortgage, interest, insurance, utilities, maintenance, etc. Many of these are recurring expenses about which littl...

  • 10 Expert Tips for Saving on Car Insurance (19 comments)

    My friend Lynn works for a major U.S. insurance company. I recently asked her for tips to help people save money on auto insurance. I expected maybe a few quick ideas, but she went above-and-beyond wi...