How Does Umbrella Insurance Work?

Umbrella insurance is a unique insurance product that works along with other insurance policies that are already in place. Many people choose to get umbrella insurance because it is very helpful coverage as well as being well-priced. If you are interested in one of these policies, call us at ALLConnecticut Insurance in West Hartford, CT.

Your Other Insurance Policies

To get umbrella insurance, you need to already have home and auto insurance in place, or you can get them all at the same time. Both a home and auto policy will each come with some liability coverage. The problem is that they generally come with little coverage for liability, and medical and property damage bills can be extremely high. With an umbrella policy, you will have more liability insurance for both of these policies with one easy policy. 

How It Works

With your home and auto insurance policies in place, those payout first when there is an accident that you are liable for. They assess the situation and payout as needed when you are at fault for an accident that happens either in your home or in a vehicle. After that insurance has maxed out, your umbrella insurance comes in and pays what is left of the bills you owe.

Cost-Effective Insurance

So, why don’t people simply add more liability onto their home and auto policies instead of getting umbrella insurance? Because it’s too expensive. Adding liability coverage to your home and auto policies is prohibitively expensive for many people, but umbrella policies offer large policies for relatively little money. It’s a cost-effective way to get the coverage you need without breaking your budget. 

Get Umbrella Coverage

If you need more liability coverage, and many people do, getting umbrella insurance is a great way to get it. Call us today at ALLConnecticut Insurance in West Hartford, CT.