RRMDecember 21, 2022 / RRMAdam Beyer

6 Tips for Shopping for Umbrella Insurance

Umbrella insurance is a type of liability insurance that provides additional coverage above and beyond your existing insurance policies. It can help protect your assets and financial future in the event of a liability lawsuit or settlement. If you’re considering purchasing umbrella insurance, here are seven tips to keep in mind.

Determine Your Coverage Needs

Before you start shopping for umbrella insurance, it’s important to assess your coverage needs. Consider the value of your assets and your risk profile. Do you have a lot of valuable assets, such as a home, car, or investments? Do you engage in activities that increase your risk of being sued, such as hosting large events or owning a business? The more assets you have and the higher your risk profile, the more coverage you may need.

Understand the Exclusions

Make sure you understand what is and is not covered by the policy. Umbrella insurance typically covers a wide range of liabilities, but there may be exclusions for certain types of claims. For example, some policies may exclude coverage for professional liabilities or intentional acts.

Read the Fine Print

Carefully review the policy terms and conditions to ensure you understand the coverage limits and exclusions. Pay particular attention to the deductible, which is the amount you have to pay out of pocket before the insurance kicks in. The higher the deductible, the lower the premium, but it also means you’ll have to pay more out of pocket in the event of a claim.

Consider Bundling:

Some insurance companies offer discounts for bundling umbrella insurance with other policies, such as home or auto insurance. If you already have these types of coverage, it may be worth checking to see if you can get a discount by adding umbrella insurance to the mix.

Choose a Reputable Insurance Company

Look for a company with a good reputation and financial stability. Check out online reviews and ratings, and ask for recommendations from friends and family. It’s important to choose an insurance company you can trust to be there for you when you need them.

Work with an Insurance Agent or Broker

An insurance agent or broker can help you compare policies and choose the right coverage for your needs. They can also answer any questions you have and help you understand the fine print. Working with a professional can give you peace of mind and ensure you get the coverage you need.

Umbrella insurance can provide an extra layer of protection for your assets and financial future. By following these seven tips, you can shop for umbrella insurance with confidence and find the right policy for your needs.


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