Umbrella Insurance: Why You May Need Some Extra Insurance Coverage

Mark Reid


Mark Reid


May 27, 2024

Umbrella Insurance: Why You May Need Some Extra Insurance Coverage

Imagine this: you're cruising down the road, minding your own business, when suddenly, bam! You're in a car accident. The other driver's hurt, and the damages? Well, they're way beyond what your auto insurance covers. 

Enter the umbrella policy – your superhero in times of financial distress, swooping in to cover those excess costs and spare you a major headache.

But it's not just for car mishaps. Let's say someone takes a tumble on your property and decides to sue. Your regular homeowners or renters insurance might not be enough to cover all the damages, but fear not – that's where the umbrella policy steps in.

Many of you are getting ready to open up your swimming pool for the season, and God forbid someone gets injured at party. Those costs can add up to be way more than your normal policy would cover.

Now, before you go scrambling to sign up, here's the deal: you need to have primary coverage first. Think of it like laying the groundwork before adding extra layers. Once you've got that sorted, getting an umbrella policy acts as, well, an umbrella to cover up any extra expenses.

And here's the best part: it's surprisingly affordable. With a little guidance from experienced agents like us at Mark Reid Insurance Agency, you can customize a policy that fits your needs without breaking the bank.

Oh, and did I mention the coverage? Umbrella policies typically offer anywhere from $1 million to $5 million in protection. That's a whole lot of peace of mind, whether you're a homeowner, renter, or road warrior.

So there you have it. Umbrella policies might not be the most thrilling topic, but trust me, when life throws you a curveball, you'll be glad you've got one in your corner. Stick around, and let's make sure you're covered for whatever comes your way.

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