While it’s difficult to pinpoint the monetary consequences of the risks you and your family take each day, are you certain your current liability insurance offers you enough protection? At Taggart, we are here to help you make sure:
The Basics of Personal Umbrella Liability Policies
If you are found to be legally responsible for injuring someone or damaging their property without a personal umbrella liability insurance policy, anything beyond the limits of your standard liability insurance 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 is exhausted.
Who Needs an Umbrella Liability Policy?
At Taggart Insurance, we recommend that everyone should consider carrying an umbrella policy. If you engage in a high-risk activity or hobby that increases your odds of getting sued—such as having a teenage driver, owning a swimming pool or entertaining frequently—it is wise 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. Coverage is available in increments of $1,000,000 and limits up to $10,000,000 are generally obtainable. When considering the value of the umbrella policy, discuss your personal needs with Taggart Insurance.
How Much Does Coverage Cost?
Additional liability insurance is inexpensive when compared to the added 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 Taggart Insurance today at 303.442.1484 to discuss your unique needs and learn about all of our liability insurance solutions.