Washington State Median Auto Insurance Rate Now $637 per Household

The median six-month auto insurance rate in Washington has remained steady over the last six months, increasing less than one percent to reach $637 according to InsWeb (NASDAQ: INSW), a leading online insurance comparison provider.

InsWeb also reported Washington median auto insurance rates segmented by specific demographic groups. These include:

——————————————————– Demographic Group Median Six-Month Rate ——————————————————– Men $664 ——————————————————– Women $603 ——————————————————– Age Group: 19 and younger $1279 ——————————————————– Age Group: 20 to 24 $902 ——————————————————– Age Group: 25 to 29 $697 ——————————————————– Age Group: 30 to 39 $610 ——————————————————– Age Group: 40 to 49 $585 ——————————————————– Age Group: 50 to 59 $524 ——————————————————– Age Group: 60 to 74 $508 ——————————————————– Age Group: 75 and older $593 ——————————————————–

Washington rate statistics:

— A Washington household that pays the six-month median rate of $637 and earns the Washington household median annual income of $45,909 pays approximately 2.8 percent of its gross income for car insurance. According to InsWeb’s car insurance affordability index, Washington is the 16th most affordable state in which to insure a vehicle. Currently, Massachusetts is the most affordable state with an affordability factor of 2.0 percent, while Louisiana is the most expensive with a factor of 7.3 percent. — Men in Washington pay a median auto insurance rate that is approximately 10 percent higher than the rate paid by women. — Drivers in Washington 19 years of age and younger pay a median auto insurance rate that is more than double the rates paid by every other age segment except those ages 20 to 24 and 25 to 29.

Washington drivers who want to learn more about saving on their auto insurance and compare insurance quotes from leading national providers can visit InsWeb.com.

About InsWeb

InsWeb Corporation (NASDAQ: INSW) owns and operates a network of leading insurance marketplace and education websites. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Sacramento, California, InsWeb’s primary properties include InsWeb.com, InsuranceRates.com, LocalInsuranceAgents.com, and AgentInsider.com. InsWeb has invented multiple e-commerce and online insurance distribution technologies and owns the following patents: 6,898,597; 7,107,325; 7,389,246; 7,640,176 and 7,707,505. In 2009, more than 10 million consumers turned to InsWeb for answers to their insurance questions.

About InsWeb’s Median Rate Data

To determine median auto insurance rates, InsWeb uses a proprietary system that tracks the rating algorithms of multiple insurance carriers in each state. Rates are based on actual customer profiles that can include multiple drivers, multiple vehicles and other variables.

For more information, please contact InsWeb.

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SOURCE: InsWeb Corporation