Many people think that umbrella insurance is great coverage because it will ‘fill in the gaps’ and cover me if my regular auto, home owners or rental insurance doesn’t cover me- WRONG. Umbrella insurance is built to be there for ‘excess’ claims that might exceed your regularly insurance policy. Moreover, the umbrella policies oftentimes have very specific provisions that it won’t pay out any benefits until primary policy in place has been exhausted.
For most of us, our home is one of our most valuable assets. It truly is our “castle,” but can also be one of our most vulnerable assets. Although we need to protect it at all costs, we face several dilemmas that create significant hurdles to protecting the complete value of our home.