Can Umbrella Insurance Replace My Other Insurance Policies?

Accidents happen despite our best intentions, and insurance protects us and our families against those unforeseen events. Among the most valuable forms of insurance are umbrella policies that supplement your primary insurance policies. If you are considering or want to learn how you might benefit from an umbrella policy, contact the team at Bayshield Insurance, serving San Jose, CA and surrounding communities.

How Umbrella Insurance Supplements Your Primary Policies

Your auto and homeowners’ policies provide protection if you are at fault in an auto accident or if someone becomes injured on your property. In either situation, the liability for those injuries could exceed the limits of your auto or home policies. Without an umbrella policy, you are responsible for liability exceeding your policy limits, which could result in the loss of your savings, home, or other assets.

However, if you have an umbrella policy covering such events, the umbrella policy begins paying out when the liability exceeds the primary policy’s limits.

Umbrella insurance is supplemental or secondary insurance atop the primary policy, so it is unavailable without the underlying auto or homeowners’ policy. Part of calculating the premiums or cost of umbrella policies are the liability limits of your primary auto, homeowners, or other policies. The higher the limits on those policies, the lower the cost of an umbrella policy.

So, umbrella insurance cannot replace your underlying policies but can provide peace of mind by enhancing your family’s protection against unforeseen events.

Working With Bayshield Insurance

There is comfort in knowing you and your family have protection in a world where anything can happen. If you live in or near San Jose, CA, and want to discuss umbrella or other insurance, call or stop in to see the team at Bayshield Insurance.