The monetary consequences of the risks you and your family take each day are difficult to pinpoint, are you sure your current liability insurance offers you enough protection?
The Basics of Personal Umbrella Liability Policies
If you are found to be legally responsible for someone becoming injured or damaging someone's property without a personal umbrella liability insurance policy, anything past the limits of your standard liability coverage will come out of your own pocket. Standard liability insurance generally includes homeowners, renters, auto and watercraft policies.
A personal umbrella liability policy provides an extra layer of insurance coverage over your standard liability policies. It protects your personal assets by kicking in when your standard liability coverage has been exhausted.
Who Needs an Umbrella Liability Policy?
We recommend that our clients consider carrying an umbrella policy. If you engage in a high-risk hobbies or activities that increases your odds of being sued—such as household teenage drivers, entertaining often or owning a swimming pool - it's prudent to supplement your insurance with a personal umbrella liability policy.
How Much Coverage Do I Need?
You’ll want to take into consideration not only your total personal assets but also your potential personal risks. For example, do you operate a business in your home and have employees and clients to your home on a regular basis? Does your profession or location of your home make you an easy target for a big settlement? Determine your personal risks to evaluate the amount of additional liability coverage that makes the most sense for you.
Coverage starts at $1 million, and can go as high as $10 million. When considering the value of the umbrella policy, discuss your personal needs with Kelly Lee Insurance.
How Much Does Coverage Cost?
Additional liability insurance is inexpensive in comparison to the addional coverage you gain. Depending on the policy value and your personal risk factors, such as recent auto tickets, your credit rating and more, a $1 million umbrella policy typically costs about a dollar per day. Costs go up an additional $50 to $75 for each million thereafter.
Count on Us
Don’t wait for a rainy day to find out you need the additional protection a personal umbrella liability policy can provide. Call TWFG Insurance - Kelly Lee LLC today at (337) 656-2890 to discuss your unique needs and learn about all of our liability insurance solutions.
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