An Umbrella policy can be the most affordable way to get higher policy limits on several other small-business insurance policies. While some franchisees balk at the prospect of investing in additional coverage, an umbrella policy is worth thoughtful consideration.
The number of customers, suppliers, partners, and other business associates that franchise owner/operators come into contact with every day means that you simply face more opportunities for lawsuits than the average person. An umbrella policy offers an extra safety net, at an economical rate, in case one of those people brings a costly lawsuit.
Without umbrella liability, what types of out of pocket expenses could I be responsible for?
Without umbrella insurance, business owners could be obligated to pay out of pocket for legal fees, medical bills, and damage expenses that exceed the limits of their underlying primary business coverages.
How can umbrella liability help with these expenses?
If you have $1 million in general liability coverage and a covered claim is settled for $1.5 million, your umbrella liability policy would pick up the $500,000 not covered by your general liability policy. Without an umbrella policy, you would have to pay that uncovered expense out-of-pocket, which many franchise owners simply cannot afford.
Who is the insurer?
Marsh Sponsored Programs is part of the National Owners Insurance Team (NOIT) Endorsed Umbrella Liability Program. Coverage will be placed through the participating insurer, RSUI Indemnity Company (FL Insurer: Landmark American Insurance Company).
Who is eligible and how do I apply?
Is there an installment plan available?