Umbrella insurance is designed to act as a second insurance policy. In other words, it’s designed to act as "extra insurance" that kicks in after your primary insurance limits have been exhausted. Our team at Fuhriman Insurance Agency is committed to helping Boise, ID residents understand umbrella insurance and what it can do for them.
How Does Umbrella Insurance Work?
Umbrella insurance only kicks in if your primary insurance fails to cover something or the maximum limits of your primary insurance have been reached. The limitations of your primary insurance must be exhausted for umbrella insurance to kick in. Umbrella insurance can also cover things not covered by a primary insurance policy if the non-covered situation is something that umbrella insurance would typically cover. However, this is a rare occurrence because umbrella insurance isn’t designed to operate as primary insurance.
Will umbrella insurance cover things that my primary insurance doesn’t?
As mentioned above, umbrella insurance isn’t primary insurance. It’s secondary insurance. However, there are rare situations when a primary insurance policy may not cover something that’s covered by an umbrella insurance policy. In these situations, umbrella insurance would cover what’s not covered by your primary insurance policy. Instances like this are rare because many insurance companies will do their due diligence to ensure that your primary insurance provides the coverage you need. The umbrella insurance will only kick in if the policy limits are maxed out.
Umbrella insurance isn’t designed to cover your car, house, or possessions. It covers the cost of injury to others as well as damage you may cause to other people’s property. It covers what your primary insurance excludes and exceeds beyond primary policy limits. If you have questions regarding the benefits of umbrella insurance, call us. We’re standing by.