Commercial Umbrella (or Excess Liability) insurance provides additional limits of coverage over and above other liability policies. For example, your Business Auto and Commercial General Liability policies may have $1M limits. If you want to carry $5M in total limits, then you may need to purchase an Umbrella.
In a 2015 report by the Insurance Information Institute, it was shown that $1.5-4.7M was the average amount spent on defense and settlement expenses for professional liability claims. Most insurance policies cap out at $1M per occurrence, so an Umbrella insurance policy can provide the additional protection you need, normally at very affordable prices.
Failure to Schedule Underlying Insurance Limits
The most obvious coverage gap for umbrella policies is the failure to schedule the underlying policies. Similar to this gap, you may also fail to purchase high enough limits in the underlying policies, leaving a gap at the “attachment point”.
Commercial Umbrella Insurance, clearly, won’t protect you from every type of exposure your business may face. As a result, there are other types of insurance designed to meet your entire needs.
Here are a few:
- Commercial General Liability
- Commercial Property
- Business Owners Policy
- Employment Practices Liability
- Directors & Officers Liability
- Fiduciary Liability
- Business Auto Liability
- Workers Compensation
- Cyber Insurance
- Flood Insurance
- Surety Bonds
>> LEARN ABOUT OTHER COMMERCIAL INSURANCE SOLUTIONS