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Personal Umbrella Insurance

Personal Umbrella Insurance

Personal Umbrella insurance is a way to keep you out of trouble in the case of an extreme situation. It goes above and beyond your current policies to provide you with additional liability protection. It’s often the only way of staying financially solvent even when expenses begin to mount in claims against you.

Unfortunately, many people who should have personal umbrella insurance don’t carry it because they don’t understand very much about it.

It’s not required by law, and it’s not often spoken about outside of certain circles. If you’re wondering why now is the right time for umbrella insurance in Massachusetts, it’s time to consider how this precaution can protect you and your family from a worst-case scenario.

Personal Umbrella Insurance Facts

Personal Umbrella insurance is meant to serve as a supplement other kinds of insurance, such as rental, home, or auto. Standard insurance carries liability limits, and umbrella insurance can extend those limits in the case of a particularly nasty claim against you. It can also go toward indirect financial matters that may arise during a claim (or even after a claim has been settled.) For instance, a lawsuit against you after an auto collision may not only cost you legal fees; it may also result in having to pay the medical bills for a chronic injury. If your auto insurance policy only carries bodily injury limits of $200,000, umbrella insurance takes care of any fees that surpass the $200,000 limit.

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Flood Insurance Outlook 2017 – Be Prepared

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The federal law that authorizes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is due to expire on September 30th of this year. It is unknown at this point exactly what the program will look like on October 1st. With a number of major loss events in 2016, including Hurricane Matthew, it is not hard to imagine that rate increases and or additional surcharges may be part of any re-authorization legislation.

The uncertainty surrounding the NFIP is all the more reason for you to find an alternative for your flood insurance. Waiting to see what happens with the NFIP could leave you scrambling for solutions and nervous about your coverage.

The good news is we have several alternative markets that write flood insurance that is not under the NFIP/FEMA mandate. Better yet, we are seeing 25-50% savings!

We also have several homeowners markets that will write coastal insurance with NO wind deductible.

Give us a call to quote your flood insurance. (508) 997-3321

Visit our website or email us: info@CoastalinsuranceMA.com