Illinois car insurance

Whether it's the heavy traffic in the Windy City or the notoriously frigid winters, drivers in the Prairie State need reliable car insurance. Learn more about Illinois auto insurance laws and regulations, discounts you could earn, and how to get Illinois car insurance quotes through Progressive.

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What are Illinois minimum car insurance requirements?

Illinois drivers are required to carry car insurance. Drivers must have liability coverage limits of at least:

  • $25,000 in bodily injury per person
  • $50,000 in total bodily injury per accident
  • $20,000 in property damage per accident

You should consider increasing your liability limits to cover your total net worth. Learn more about auto liability insurance.

Is uninsured motorist coverage required in Illinois?

Illinois also requires uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage (UM/UIM BI) with the following minimum limits:

  • UM/UIM BI: $25,000 per person, $50,000 per accident

UM/UIM BI covers medical expenses for you and your passengers if you are hit by a driver who has little or no insurance.

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Comprehensive and collision coverage protects your ride

Adding comprehensive coverage and collision coverage can be beneficial, particularly if your vehicle is more expensive. These coverages pay for repair or replacement of your car if it's stolen, in an accident, or damaged by another covered incident. Keep in mind that if you lease or finance your vehicle, physical damage coverages are usually required by your lender.

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How much does car insurance in Illinois cost?

In 2020-2021, the average cost for an auto liability-only policy (single driver/single car) in Illinois with Progressive was $74 per month.** Rates vary based on a number of factors, including your ZIP code, driving history, and the limits and coverages you select.

What discounts can I earn with Illinois auto insurance?

Progressive offers a wide range of discounts, such as:

  • Homeowner
  • Multi-policy
  • Active anti-theft device
  • Paid in full
  • Online quote
  • Good student
  • Five-year accident-free

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Unique facts about driving & car insurance in Illinois

  1. Illinois ranked ninth in 2019 for reported motor vehicle thefts in the country. With comprehensive coverage, you can protect your car against theft.

  2. Both drivers and passengers are required to wear a seat belt in Illinois. Not wearing one could get you pulled over, so make sure you buckle up for safety — and to avoid a ticket.

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