A MetLife umbrella policy covers claims beyond the financial limits of an existing auto or home insurance policy. An umbrella policy from MetLife costs about $200 per year, and it can add $1 million to $5 million in additional liability coverage.
What MetLife Umbrella Policies Cover
Damage, medical expenses, and lawsuit settlements if a guest is injured at your home
Property damage you cause to others
Liability exceeding your current limits
MetLife’s umbrella policies are a good choice for customers with a high net worth who want extra coverage for property damage, injuries, and possible lawsuits that could result from various types of accidents. Umbrella policies may also cover claims that might not be covered by standard liability policies, like slander, libel, and psychological harm.
You can get a quote for MetLife umbrella insurance by calling (855) 206-8769. To be eligible, you will also need an auto policy from MetLife.
Yes, State Farm does offer liability car insurance. State Farm liability car insurance is available in 50 states, costs an average of $77 per month ($919 annually), and pays for other drivers’ injuries and property damage if you are at fault for an accident. State Farm also offers other major types of car insurance such as collision coverage and roadside assistance. … read full answer
Cost of State Farm Liability Car Insurance
Average Monthly Premium
Note: This is a sample of premiums from some of the states where State Farm liability car insurance is available.
In addition to auto liability insurance, State Farm offers other personal and commercial types of liability coverage.
Types of Liability Insurance Offered by State Farm
Umbrella insurance covers injuries, property damage, certain lawsuits, and personal liability situations that exceed your home and auto liability coverage. An umbrella policy extends your liability insurance limits and offers protection for situations not covered by a standard liability policy, such as libel or slander.
On the other hand, umbrella insurance does … read full answernot cover claims that are excluded outright from liability insurance, such as intentional damage or damage to your own property.
What Umbrella Insurance Covers
Liability in excess of auto/home insurance policy limits
Libel and slander
Psychological harm and mental anguish
Legal defense costs related to liability claims
Liabilities when traveling overseas
Umbrella insurance is typically recommended for individuals who have a high net-worth that can’t be covered by a standard liability policy. To learn more, check out WalletHub’s guide to umbrella insurance.
You need enough liability insurance to cover your net worth. Having coverage equal to the value of the assets you own and all the money you have, minus your debt, protects you financially in case of a serious car accident.
When to Carry Only the Minimum Liability Coverage
Although almost every state requires drivers to carry liability insurance, the minimum coverage is not always enough to cover the cost of an accident. It’s always best to carry as much liability coverage as you can afford, especially if you have a high net worth. You can generally get away with a lower property damage liability limit if you want to save, however, since property damage liability claims are usually less expensive than bodily injury liability claims.… read full answer
If you don’t have many assets or think the risk is worth it, you might be comfortable with carrying only the minimum coverage. But no matter what, make sure you’re carrying enough insurance to comply with state law and avoid paying fines for driving uninsured.
Liability Limits on Auto Insurance
Liability limits on auto insurance are the maximum amount that your insurance company will pay for injuries and property damage in accidents that you cause. Liability limits are typically written as three numbers divided by slashes.
For example, Arizona’s liability coverage requirements are 50/30/10. That means drivers need to carry $50,000 in bodily injury liability coverage per person, $30,000 in bodily injury liability coverage per accident, and $10,000 in property damage liability coverage overall.
Why You Need More Liability Insurance Than the State Minimum
Your insurance company will never pay for anything beyond the limits of your policy. Using the Arizona example, if you cause an accident that leads to $70,000 in medical bills for the other driver, you will have to pay for $40,000 if you are only carrying the minimum insurance required. And if you can’t afford to pay the full amount, the other driver can sue, and you can have your assets seized or wages garnished to cover the remainder.
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