No, an umbrella policy is not a waste of money for people with more than $500,000 in assets. Umbrella policies provide liability coverage beyond the limits of another insurance policy, and even if a policyholder never files an umbrella claim, the low cost of coverage is usually worth the added financial protection.
Most auto insurance policies only provide up to $500,000 in liability coverage, and a good rule of thumb is to make sure you have enough liability insurance to cover your assets. So, if your net worth is $1 million, for example, then you should purchase an umbrella policy, which only costs an average of $150-$300 annually.
On the other hand, umbrella insurance is generally not a good investment for individuals without many assets. Their car, home, or renters insurance probably provides enough coverage already.
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