What is personal umbrella insurance?
Purchasing 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. However, 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?
Even though standard insurance policies do provide valuable protection, there is still a chance that you can become financially liable for a sum larger than what your policies will cover. For instance, if you were to have a fire in your home, and it spread 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 of your assets are exposed. This can include your house, car, financial and retirement accounts, as well as any future income.
Think of umbrella insurance as a blanket policy that adds another layer of coverage over 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.