How to Get Car Insurance in Massachusetts

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How to Get Car Insurance in Massachusetts

Plymouth Rock has been serving drivers in our home state of Massachusetts for nearly 40 years. Whether you’re cruising to Cape Cod or heading to Fenway Park, you can count on Plymouth Rock to help get you there safely. Here’s how to get car insurance in Massachusetts.

Getting great car insurance for a great price shouldn’t be hard. That’s why Plymouth Rock makes it easy for you to get a fast quote online and over the phone.

Before you call or go online to get your quote, be sure to have the following information handy:

  • Email address
  • Birth date
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Whether you call or use our convenient online form, we’ll guide you through from start to finish. Answer these questions and we’ll help find the right coverage and what MA discounts you qualify for.

How Much Insurance is Right for You?

Having the minimum coverage means you’ll get just that: the minimum. This means premiums are less expensive, but you may pay more out of pocket in the unfortunate event of an accident. When you buy your policy, you can choose your limits and optional coverages to best protect you and your assets.

Any company can give you an attractive price on auto insurance in Massachusetts. It’s more important to make sure you’re getting the coverage and service you need. 

The right amount of coverage is different for each person. Our friendly insurance agents can help you figure out what’s right for you and your situation. We offer great coverage at even better prices, along with our excellent customer care and unique benefits.

Massachusetts State Requirements

If you own a vehicle in Massachusetts, you’re legally required to have auto insurance for it. You’re required to carry these coverages at the following limits:

Required CoverageMinimum Limits
Bodily Injury Liability$20,000 per person / $40,000 per accident
Property Damage Liability$5,000 per accident
Personal Injury Protection$8,000 per accident
Uninsured Motorist$20,000 per person / $40,000 per accident

Bodily Injury Liability Coverage

This protects you if you’re held responsible for injuring someone in a car accident. This coverage can help pay for the injured party’s medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. It may also help pay your expenses in a related lawsuit. You need at least $20,000 of coverage per person and $40,000 per accident in MA.

Property Damage Liability Coverage

This protects you if you are held responsible for damaging someone else’s property in a car accident. This coverage helps reimburse another person for their damaged property (such as a car, a street light or a building). It also helps pay your expenses in the event of a related lawsuit. There’s a minimum limit of $5,000 per accident for MA insurance policies.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

Massachusetts is a no-fault state, which means your PIP coverage pays for you and your passengers for medical expenses and lost wages resulting from an accident, regardless of who caused the crash. In MA, your PIP limit is $8,000.

This is different from liability coverage, which covers bodily injury and property damage you cause to another driver or their passengers when you’re at fault.

Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM)

This coverage helps pay medical costs and other related expenses when you or one of your passengers is injured in an accident by a driver who doesn’t have insurance coverage. UM also covers unidentified drivers, as in the case of hit-and-run accidents. You’re required to have limits of at least $20,000 per person and $40,000 per accident in Massachusetts. This coverage does not help pay for physical damage to your car, but your optional collision coverage will if you have it.

Recommended Insurance Coverage in MA

When you come to Plymouth Rock for your car insurance needs in MA, you’ll have some additional coverages to choose from. While not required, these recommended coverages offer more protection for you and your vehicle. Here are just a few of the optional coverages our customers in Massachusetts purchase:

Collision coverage helps pay to repair or replace your car after a collision with another vehicle or stationary object. Collision only covers damage to your car or someone else’s car that you are using with permission.

Comprehensive coverage helps pay for damage to your car in situations NOT related to a collision. This includes natural disasters, theft, fire, vandalism, damage caused by hitting an animal and more.

Underinsured motorist coverage is similar to uninsured motorist coverage, but instead helps pay for medical expenses caused by an at-fault driver that is underinsured. An underinsured driver has insurance, but not enough to pay for injuries they cause.

Medical payments coverage, known as MedPay, helps pay for medical expenses from an accident. If you choose to buy MedPay, the minimum coverage limit is $5,000. You can buy more

Now Let’s Talk About You
Do you have the right coverage for your vehicle? We’d love to chat with you about it. Call us at 855-993-4470 or speak to a local agent.

If you’d rather not talk, you can get a quote quickly and easily online. Just enter your ZIP code to get started and see how much you could save!

The information on this page is for educational purposes only and is not a statement of contract. Actual coverage is subject to the language of the policies as issued by your insurer. Certain restrictions and limitations may apply. Review your policy and consult with a licensed insurance professional to learn more about your coverage.