A Travelers umbrella policy covers claims beyond the limits of an existing auto or home insurance policy, adding $1 million to $10 million in additional liability coverage. Travelers umbrella insurance may also cover claims that aren’t covered by a standard liability policy, like slander, libel, and psychological harm.
What Travelers Umbrella Policies Cover
Additional bodily injury and property damage liability limits
Certain lawsuits, like slander, defamation or invasion of privacy
Travelers’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 incidents. To be eligible, you will also need an auto policy from Travelers.
You can get a quote for Travelers umbrella insurance by calling 866-667-9526.
Travelers is so cheap because the company offers a wide variety of discounts that almost anyone can get. A minimum coverage policy from Travelers costs an average of $58 per month, and Travelers premiums can be made even cheaper by taking advantage of discounts such as continuous insurance discount and paid-in-full discount. Plus, Travelers rewards customer loyalty with discounts for insuring more than one car and bundling multiple policies, such as home and auto.… read full answer
Average Monthly Rates for Travelers vs. Top Competitors
Note: Premiums are representative of a 45-year-old good driver in CA; individual premiums will vary.
Travelers is especially cheap for young drivers in particular. That’s because Travelers has special savings opportunities for drivers in this category, such as discounts for students who maintain at least a B average.
Your final premium is based on a variety of factors, though, such as your driving record, insurance history, and more. Every insurance company determines their rates differently, so even though Travelers is among the cheapest car insurance companies, the only way to confirm you’ve found the lowest price is to compare quotes from multiple companies.
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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