Umbrella insurance is a security blanket that offers liability protection beyond your current limits for popular policies like homeowners and auto insurance. If the total damages from an accident exceed your existing liability limits, the umbrella insurance policy serves as a backup to provide extra coverage. You’ll want to read the fine print of your contract to determine exactly what is covered. Still, typically umbrella insurance provides additional liability coverage for lawsuits, damage to third party property, injuries to a third party, and personal liability. Many people question the need for umbrella insurance because they already have liability covered offered by their existing home and auto policies. However, if the damage exceeds your current liability coverage limits, you’ll be on the hook for paying the difference, which is likely to be thousands of dollars.
With umbrella insurance, coverage extends to you and any dependents on your policy, such as a spouse or children. Therefore, if your teenager is involved in an auto accident just after getting their license that results in significant damage and injuries, your umbrella insurance can be used to cover that accident if the damages exceed your existing liability coverage.
Bear in mind that umbrella insurance does not provide coverage for every circumstance with exclusions for criminal activity, injuries or damage to your property, and liability that you assume under a legal contract.
To learn more about umbrella insurance and if it is right for you, give the friendly and professional team at Busick Insurance Agency LLC in Orleans, IN a call. We’ll walk you through your options and help you find a policy that best meets your needs.