What is Umbrella Insurance?
Umbrella insurance, or excess liability insurance, provides an extra layer of protection to your insurance plan. An umbrella policy provides additional coverage on top of your underlying policies like your auto or home policies. If you or a family member are involved in a serious car accident or someone is badly hurt on your property, you could easily be looking at a bill or a lawsuit of several hundred thousand to several million dollars.
A typical personal auto policy has a maximum liability limit of $500,000. If you are legally responsible for a $1,000,000 settlement, your auto insurance would only pay your policy limit of $500,000, and you would be responsible for the other $500,000 if you did not have an umbrella policy.
An umbrella insurance policy, which is typically issued in $1,000,000 increments from $1,000,000 to $5,000,000, picks up where your other insurance policy liability limits reach their maximum. If you have an auto insurance liability limit of $500,000 and you have a $1,000,000 umbrella policy, you would have liability protection up to $1,500,000 to protect you in with a covered auto claim.
We can help you determine if you need an umbrella insurance policy, and being an independent agency, can quote your needs through several companies to find you the best fit.