What is Self-Insured Retention?

If an umbrella policy provides coverage for circumstances that are excluded by an underlying policy (such as Personal Injury under a homeowners policy), the insured pays a selected retention limit, typically between $250 and $10,000 which acts like a deductible, and the insurance company pays the loss over that amount.

Additional Advantages:

  • Your Personal Umbrella Liability Policy provides Personal Injury and Property Damage protection:
    • Against libel, slander and defamation of character
    • Against mental anguish or mental injury
    • And while serving on a board, or as an officer of a religious charitable o nonprofit organization as long as it does not involve your business or profession

Since your other insurance policies would pay first, Personal Umbrella Liability insurance is relatively inexpensive in view of the degree to which it protects your lifestyle. The premium is based on the limits selected, your number of autos, residences, boats, etc. and the area where you live.


What is Excess Liability Coverage?

This coverage provides extra liability limits over an Umbrella policy. This coverage typically follows the terms of the first underlying insurance policy.

Higher limits may be necessary for businesses with high loss potential, high profile, sizable sales, numerous assets, large auto fleets, worldwide presence, significant public exposure.

Talk to ALLIANCES INSURANCE AGENCY, LLC today about your business operations and we can advise you what kind of liability coverage you need to protect yourself and your company. Just give us a call at (267) 614-4234 and we’ll help make sure you’re covered.

 


Umbrella Insurance

Umbrella Insurance is extra liability insurance that goes above and beyond the limits of the insured’s property, vehicle, business, or watercraft insurance. It can protect you against some lawsuits not covered by your other insurance policies. One example would be if you were sued over an accident involving a boat that you rented while vacationing in Europe. It also provides coverage for some claims that may be excluded by other liability policies including, but not limited to: false arrest, libel, slander, and liability coverage on any rental units that you may own.

The more that your assets increase or the more income that you accrue, the more likely it is that you would benefit from an umbrella insurance policy. If you are concerned about losing assets or income or being involved in a lawsuit, call or email Alliances Insurance Agency, LLC today and we can help you find the right coverage for your needs.

There are many money saving discounts that are available if you are already have other insurance policies with Alliances Insurance Agency, LLC. The cost of an umbrella policy depends on how much underlying insurance you have and the kind of risk you represent. The greater the underlying liability coverage, the less expensive the policy will be since you would be less likely to need the additional insurance. An umbrella policy is the absolute best buy in the insurance business. It can cost as little as $150 to $200 for the first $1 million of coverage, then about $100 for each additional $1 million.