Maine ranks among the most affordable states for personal auto and homeowners insurance, state officials announced this week.

A report by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners ranked Maine third in its nationwide ranking of lowest personal auto insurance premiums. Maine previously had been ranked fifth.

Maine ranks 11th when it comes to lowest average homeowners insurance premiums, according to the group’s annual homeowners insurance report.

“Maine is consistently a national leader in affordable auto and homeowners insurance,” Gov. Paul LePage said in a prepared statement.

Eric Cioppa, the state’s insurance superintendent, said the rankings reflect “the healthy competitiveness of the auto insurance market in Maine.”

Maine continues to rank among the states with the lowest percentage of uninsured motorists, Cioppa said.

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