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Personal Umbrella Insurance 

Protecting your family and valuables is a top concern, which is why individuals buy insurance. Personal umbrella insurance is a type of coverage that adds additional liability coverage to an existing insurance policy, such as vehicle or homeowners insurance.

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Auto bodily injury liability
Bodily injury liability
Property damage liability
Medical Bills
Property damage liability

Auto bodily injury liability
Coverage

Risk Factors

While away at college, your 19-year-old son causes an accident that seriously injures a tech company’s top executives. Your auto insurance liability limits may not be high enough to cover their medical expenses and lost income while they recover.

Solution

Auto bodily injury liability helps cover a person’s treatment costs if they get hurt in a car accident. This coverage steps in when you reach your auto liability limit.

Bodily injury liability Coverage

Risk Factors

A guest at the pool party you’re hosting slips on your diving board and falls onto a stone-paved deck. She’ll be okay — but will need back surgery and ongoing rehab. The cost of this care will exceed the limits of your homeowners policy.

Solution

This can help cover another person’s medical bills. If someone gets hurt and sues you, this coverage protects you once your liability limit has been reached.

Property damage liability Coverage

Risk Factors

You forgot you left your bathtub running when you got distracted while checking for mail in your apartment building’s lobby. While you’re gone, the tub overflows deluging your downstairs neighbour’s home office. Renter’s insurance won’t cover the full costs of damage to her property and business.

Solution

This helps pay for damage to another person’s property or vehicle. This coverage will take effect when your liability limit has been exhausted.

Medical Bills Coverage

Risk Factors

Your friend trips and falls over a toy left in the middle of a hallway by your young son. She won’t be able to work for some time, and the liability limits of your homeowners insurance may not be high enough to cover her medical bills and other compensation.

Solution

An umbrella policy can cover her medical bills and other compensations. However, This coverage helps once your liability limit has been exhausted.

Property damage liability Coverage

Risk Factors

You forgot you left your bathtub running when you got distracted while checking for mail in your apartment building’s lobby. While you’re gone, the tub overflows deluging your downstairs neighbour’s home office. Renter’s insurance won’t cover the full costs of damage to her property and business.

Solution

This helps pay for damage to another person’s property or vehicle. This coverage will take effect when your liability limit has been exhausted.

Get that additional layer of protection

Umbrella insurance is designed to shield you from big, potentially disastrous liability claims or judgments when your underlying liability limitations (such as those from a homeowners or auto insurance policy) are reached; personal umbrella coverage kicks in.

Understanding how Personal Umbrella Insurance works

Consider the following example to see how umbrella insurance can assist. If a driver runs a red light and collides with another vehicle, the vehicle may sustain substantial damage, and multiple persons may be harmed.

With car repairs totaling $50,000 and medical care exceeding $500,000, the driver at fault may be held accountable for charges significantly exceeding their insurance coverage limitations. An umbrella insurance policy will cover any additional liability charges that exceed the limits of your car insurance coverage.

Why do I need Personal Umbrella Insurance?

Consider your assets and their role in promoting financial security to answer that question effectively. Of course, when thinking about assets, the usual items come to mind: your car, house, investment accounts, and checking and savings accounts. However, your projected future income stream can be considered an asset in general. It could be the most valuable asset of all.

If you become the focus of a lawsuit for a large sum of money but do not have adequate insurance to cover the damages, you will have to pay the expenses out of pocket. This could result in severe financial hardship. However, umbrella coverage can protect you from financial disaster if you make an accidental mistake or have an unanticipated mishap.

Check with us to know whether you need additional protection. Then, we can help you find cost-effective umbrella insurance coverage that suits your needs.

Already have Personal Umbrella Insurance? Switching is easy

It might be time to switch insurers whenever the service that your existing insurer provides doesn’t meet your needs. For example, if you have a poor claims experience or an unexplained rate increase, it might be time to consider other options

If you cancel a previous policy before a new policy is effective, you could run into some serious financial problems.

Contact us today to help you with multiple options to choose from.
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