Personal Umbrella Insurance
Personal Umbrella Insurance Information
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Insurance policies have limits that help to control your premium costs. In addition, these limits help insurers ensure that they are able to fulfill their financial responsibility and meet the claims needs of their policyholders. But limits leave you with some exposure to financial loss, because any claims that exceed the amount of a policy’s limit must be either paid for out of your pocket or be unrecovered. An umbrella policy can fill the gap that exists between your limits and your potential claims.
Umbrella policies extend the coverage limits of many types of liability insurance policies such as home and auto. It can provide $1 million or more in additional coverage to each of those policies you have. For example, when an auto insurance policy has a $250,000 limit and you injure another person in an accident, the medical expenses and lawsuit could cost much more than that. Having the added protection of an umbrella policy gives you another $1 million or more to put toward those costs. This keeps your savings intact while satisfying the financial obligations you have. Umbrella insurance can also provide protection for situations that would be excluded by other policies, such as when you are accused of slander or libel. Umbrella insurance isn’t just for personal coverage; it can also be purchased by a business in order to extend the reach of its various liability policies.
No matter how aggressive your liability insurance policy limits are, the inexpensive addition of umbrella insurance is a great, affordable way to extend your protection and meet whatever comes your way in the future.
What is personal umbrella insurance?
Home and auto insurance is an important step in your financial planning and a great way to protect your family’s assets. But, it is not without limitations. You can choose the amount of coverage you wish to own. But, these personal insurance policies will only cover up to a certain dollar amount. For coverage beyond those limitations, you will need umbrella insurance.
What are the benefits of personal umbrella insurance?
Standard insurance policies do provide valuable protection. But, there is still a chance that you can become financially liable for a sum larger than what your policies will cover. For instance, say you have a fire in your home, and it spreads to destroy your neighbor’s property. Does your home insurance policy include enough liability coverage to pay for the damages?
Umbrella insurance can protect your assets if you are held liable for property damage or bodily injury. It can also help cover legal fees, false arrest, libel and slander. If you are sued and do not have enough coverage with your standard policies, all your assets are exposed. This can include your house, car, financial and retirement accounts, and future income.
Think of umbrella insurance as a blanket policy that adds another layer of coverage on top of your basic policies. When you’ve reached the limits on your home or auto insurance, your umbrella insurance then helps cover the remaining costs.
Learn more about umbrella insurance
If you want to protect you and your family from financial ruin due to an unforeseen accident, you may need an umbrella policy. Call us today to learn more.
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