Independence Mo., July 22, 2011 - State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, the largest insurer of autos in Kansas and in the nation, is raising its overall rate level in Kansas an average of 0.8 percent effective August 22.
Even after this rate change is implemented, State Farm's overall rate level in Kansas will be 10.3 percent lower than it was seven and a half years ago.
Premiums for the liability and personal injury protection coverages are increasing for most customers. The cost of the comprehensive and collision coverages will go up for some and down for others. The comprehensive coverage pays for losses from such perils as theft, storm damage, fire, vandalism and glass breakage.
Overall premium changes for individual motorists will vary depending on factors such as the coverages they carry, the discounts for which they qualify, where they live, the kind of car insured, who drives it and how much it is driven.
About one in every five cars insured in Kansas is insured by State Farm.
Tamara O'Connor, State Farm Insurance at (816) 795-4660.
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