Umbrella Insurance Request a Quote When It Rains, It Pours… Especially when it comes to unexpected accidents or claims… so be ready with the added protection of an umbrella insurance policy. What is Umbrella Insurance? You never know when it might rain. So just like the name implies, this type of policy acts like an umbrella, providing protection against a wide range of potential financial dangers, and unforeseeable mishaps.Umbrella insurance is a form of liability insurance, therefore it does not cover:Your own medical expenses.Losses to your property.However, what exactly is covered by your umbrella policy? In most cases, umbrella insurance protects you from:Injuries you cause in a car accidentInjuries someone suffers on your propertyProperty damage you cause in an accidentProperty damage your pet causesProperty damage a dependent or child causesAttorney fees and other legal costs if you’re suedPersonal injury resulting from libel or slanderYes, your existing insurance may protect you to an extent, but an umbrella policy goes much further for less cost than upping the limits on your existing policy because it covers for different types of risks. Umbrella insurance is also portable, in most cases; so it can follow you when and wherever you travel―even overseas.Since the terms of umbrella insurance policies will vary, depending on insurance companies, and your own personal needs, a qualified insurance agent from our agency is the best person with whom to discuss the benefits, restrictions, and coverage appropriate for you. Aren’t people with a lot of assets the only ones who need umbrella insurance? Actually, anyone with a job who expects to keep the income they earn, could benefit from having an umbrella insurance policy.What would happen, for example, if someone made a delivery to your home, slipped on a sidewalk recently wet by your sprinkler system, and suffered severe head injuries from the fall. They will sue you, of course.Your homeowners insurance kicks in, and pays up to its maximum limits. But the jury finds you are responsible for an extra $500,000 over your homeowner’s limits.Ask yourself: How long would it take you to pay that off with your weekly paycheck?Umbrella insurance covers the amount that exceeds your homeowner’s coverage, sparing you from a financial nightmare, along with paying the attorney to help you survive it. Are Umbrella Policies Expensive? Relative to the amount of protection you get, umbrella insurance is highly affordable. Your specific cost will be determined by:The amount of coverage you purchaseYour insurance carrier’s provisionsYour risk profile and driving recordYou can save even more money by purchasing umbrella insurance from the same carrier who provides your home and/or auto insurance-check with us to make sure. Tell me again why I need Umbrella Insurance? A long time ago, you set some goals, made a plan, worked hard and got “there”. As you did, you accumulated possessions.You are rightly proud of these accomplishments. In fact, you have protected them with the best insurance you could.Now you need extra protection, an umbrella insurance policy. A policy that will cover you above and beyond what any single policy might cover.For example: What are your limits on your auto and home liability policies: $300,000 to $500,000?If you get into an auto accident … or someone falls into your pool and hits their head … or you posted something on social media you shouldn’t have, you can be sued. And what if the award goes to the plaintiff?Okay, you say, the insurance will cover it. But what if the amount is over the policy limits?Your standard home or auto policy is likely not going to be enough to cover what the plaintiff is asking for.How will you pay the judgment? How will you even defend yourself in such a lawsuit? Can you actually lose all you have strived for?You bet you can. Not only can you lose what you worked for, you can lose part of your wages for the rest of your working life. They Want It Because They Can In our society, three things work against you:It costs nothing to initiate a lawsuitJuries and judges are unpredictableDefending yourself costs enormous sums of moneyOne other factor also comes into play: They want it because they can. Why We're Different You may think you want the cheapest insurance you can find, but realize you may not be getting everything you bargained for.While most insurance products are similar in price and function, insurance providers are very different when it comes to structuring a policy that actually covers you.There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all insurance policy.We’re your neighbors. That means we always look for ways to protect you better, including carefully choosing the insurance companies we represent to be both affordable and responsive.Contact us and let our agents help you protect the things you care about most. Personal Umbrella Overview: Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage with a Personal Umbrella: Get A Quote Name Email Phone Additional Info Thank you! Oops!