Personal Umbrella, Term Life, Identity Theft, Flood Insurance
Personal Umbrella Insurance
Why do I need a Personal Umbrella policy?
Jury awards and out-of-court settlements routinely run into hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Add to this the cost of legal fees, and the expense becomes staggering. An unexpected catastrophe could result in a large judgment against you. Without adequate protection, your current assets could be placed in serious jeopardy.
A Personal Umbrella policy could protect you against excess liability judgments for loss, injury, or even death caused by negligent acts. It is designed to provide liability protection over and above the insurance policies you currently have.
Consider the following example:
One evening a 17-year old took his parent’s car out for a drive. He crossed over a median and collided head-on with another vehicle. Two passengers in the other car were killed, and a third was seriously injured. The 17-year old driver was found negligent and ordered to pay $1.5 million to settle the injury claims. The parents had an auto policy with a $300,000 per claim liability limit. Fortunately the parents carried a Personal Umbrella policy. The auto policy paid $300,000, and the Personal Umbrella policy paid the remaining $1.2 million.
With a Personal Umbrella policy, you are covered if the limits under your primary policy are used up. Your assets, as well as your future earnings, are protected.
In today’s society, lawsuits are occurring with alarming frequency. Moreover, the monetary awards can be staggering. Your current insurance will protect you against a minor misfortune – but it probably would not give you the needed protection against a catastrophic loss.
Term Life Insurance
What is Term Life Insurance?
A Term Life insurance policy is a life insurance policy where the premium stays the same for the life of the policy. Depending upon your needs and your age, you can write this policy for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 years and your premiums will never go up during this term.
Who needs Term Life?
If something should happen to you, a Term Life policy could cover your mortgage or a child’s education and leave your family with financial security.
How much does a Term Life policy cost?
The cost of a Term Life policy will be determined by your age although it is very reasonable at any age.
Identity Theft Insurance
Because of the high incidence of Identity Theft you can now obtain coverage on your homeowner’s policy to protect yourself from the high cost of restoring your name and credit. Each year millions of Americans fall victim to Identity Theft and may spend months – even years – and their hard-earned money restoring their good names and credit records. Your doors and windows may be carefully locked, but identity thieves know no bounds.
For comprehensive tips on how to protect your good name and credit record, refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s Web site by clicking on: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/consumers/about-identity-theft.html
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