PANTA FAMILY


Saturday, May 5, 2007

How Umbrella Policies Can Benefit You

You may hear the words "umbrella policy" and scoff, thinking "why would I need that?" But anymore, we live in a highly litigious world, and not a day goes by where there is not a story in the newspapers about a new lawsuit being filed-both for serious and for frivolous reasons. If you want to protect yourself in the event you are served with legal papers, Insurance.com suggests you look into getting a personal liability umbrella policy.

Umbrella policies give extra cushion to both your homeowners and car insurance policies. David Roush, CEO of Insurance.com says, "It's a good idea to have an umbrella policy if you want to cover assets that may be at risk." He goes on to say that "if you are involved in a lawsuit and your liability coverage isn't enough to cover the claim, having an umbrella policy will help protect your home, your car, and anything else that someone may go after in trying to collect."

Who needs an umbrella policy?

Like when it comes to considering purchasing any type of insurance, be sure to evaluate what assets you want covered and what the likelihood of you getting sued is. It may be more cost-effective to raise your liability limits with your homeowners insurance, rather than buying an umbrella policy. Also, by raising your deductible, you may ultimately pay less for your premium than you had originally been paying. No matter, with the commonality of million-dollar settlement verdicts, an umbrella policy may be the best way to go.

For example, if you own a swimming pool, hot tub, trampoline, swing set, or even pets, it would be a good idea to consider getting an umbrella policy. If you don't regularly have people over, and your pooch couldn't hurt a fly, it may not be that important. However, if you generally have guests over and your dog tends to snap or bite people, then purchasing an umbrella policy might be a wise idea.

What does a personal liability umbrella policy protect?

When you buy a personal liability umbrella policy, you are buying a broader insurance coverage range with higher liability limits. Primary policies generally cover bodily injury and property damage, but with personal liability umbrella policy coverage, you can include personal injury, property damage or bodily injury-which may be caused by you, your pets, or your dependents. Along with a personal injury protection, you may be covered in the unfortunate event of:
  • False arrest
  • False imprisonment
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Eviction
  • Wrongful entry

Some umbrella policies go as far as giving you coverage if you're charged liability while actively participating on the board of a charitable, religious or civic organization. It's important to realize that even if the lawsuit is frivolous or silly, you will still need to pay the expenses for defending yourself.

When umbrella policies go to work

After your liability insurance in your homeowners or car insurances has run out, umbrella polices will kick in. They cover the amount above what your homeowners or car insurance policies capped out, up to the limit you selected. Many companies will only issue you an umbrella policy if you have both your car and homeowners insurance with them. Also, they may require your liability limits be at least a certain amount. The reason that most umbrella policies are so inexpensive is that the policy is just added protection. If you are sued, the bulk of the cost is taken from your homeowners or car insurance, then the rest falls on the umbrella.

Umbrella policy exceptions

Umbrella policies vary from state to state, so depending on where you live, your umbrella coverage may not cover you for everything and anything you may be sued for. For example, many policies won't pay for punitive damages-which are generally used to punish people for their conduct. Intentional acts are another that may not be covered by an umbrella policy, as well as if a claim comes from a business endeavor.


There are always exclusions and loop-holes when it comes to umbrella policies, so be sure to talk with your insurance agent and fully understand what your coverage entails, so you don't get any funny surprises down the road. If you are interested in getting a homeowners insurance or car insurance quote, visit Insurance.com. Here you will be able to evaluate multiple rates from best-in-class homeowners and car insurance providers - helping you find the best homeowners and car insurance coverage for you and your family.

Labels:

4 Comments:

Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 09.29
louis vuitton outlet, cheap jordans, tory burch outlet, chanel handbags, prada outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, cheap oakley sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, nike outlet, ralph lauren outlet, uggs on sale, nike air max, christian louboutin, louboutin uk, nike free, uggs outlet, kate spade, oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, ralph lauren polo, oakley sunglasses, michael kors, replica watches, longchamp outlet, gucci handbags, prada handbags, replica watches, burberry factory outlet, uggs on sale, longchamp bags, uggs on sale, christian louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses, louboutin shoes, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet online, michael kors outlet store, nike air max, uggs outlet, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, longchamp outlet, tiffany jewelry, burberry outlet, oakley sunglasses

September 28, 2015 at 6:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

sac guess pas cher, michael kors outlet online, coach purses, coach outlet, true religion outlet, north face pas cher, north face uk, hermes pas cher, michael kors, louboutin pas cher, jordan pas cher, nike free, vans pas cher, kate spade outlet, longchamp pas cher, nike air max uk, nike roshe uk, michael kors uk, nike air max, nike tn pas cher, nike roshe run pas cher, burberry pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher, true religion outlet, timberland pas cher, michael kors, lululemon outlet, new balance, coach outlet store online, longchamp soldes, nike free pas cher, vanessa bruno pas cher, nike air max uk, nike air force, hogan sito ufficiale, lunette oakley pas cher, polo ralph lauren uk, polo lacoste pas cher, true religion outlet, abercrombie and fitch, mulberry uk, nike blazer pas cher, abercrombie and fitch UK, nike air max pas cher, true religion jeans, hollister uk, converse, coach outlet, lunette ray ban pas cher

September 28, 2015 at 6:46:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

new balance shoes, insanity workout, softball bats, north face outlet, vans scarpe, abercrombie, nike air huarache, valentino shoes, hermes handbags, beats by dre, iphone cases, mont blanc, p90x workout, north face outlet, nike air max, hollister, mcm handbags, converse shoes outlet, polo ralph lauren, celine handbags, nike trainers uk, ghd hair, reebok outlet, gucci, salvatore ferragamo, nike roshe run, nfl jerseys, babyliss pro, ray ban, soccer shoes, jimmy choo outlet, converse, instyler ionic styler, lululemon outlet, bottega veneta, wedding dresses, mac cosmetics, vans outlet, nike air max, timberland boots, oakley, chi flat iron, asics running shoes, soccer jerseys, hollister clothing, herve leger, giuseppe zanotti, longchamp uk, abercrombie and fitch, louboutin, michael kors handbags

September 28, 2015 at 6:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

lancel, moncler outlet, louis vuitton, moncler, montre pas cher, moncler, louis vuitton, sac louis vuitton, toms shoes, moncler, canada goose jackets, thomas sabo uk, louis vuitton uk, michael kors handbags, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, bottes ugg pas cher, michael kors outlet, barbour, moncler, ugg uk, ugg pas cher, sac louis vuitton, marc jacobs, pandora jewelry, wedding dresses uk, supra shoes, canada goose uk, doke & gabbana, canada goose outlet, canada goose pas cher, swarovski uk, barbour jackets uk, swarovski jewelry, moncler pas cher, juicy couture outlet, coach outlet, moncler uk, replica watches, michael kors outlet online, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, pandora uk, links of london uk, moncler jackets, canada goose outlet, hollister, pandora charms, juicy couture outlet, canada goose, canada goose, pandora jewelry, canada goose jackets
ninest123 09.29

September 28, 2015 at 6:58:00 PM PDT  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home