Do I need to be a business owner to purchase umbrella insurance?

Our team at Front Range Insurance Services is committed to helping our Littleton, CO customers understand how various types of insurance work. This includes umbrella insurance. Many customers may not fully understand this type of insurance. Fortunately, umbrella insurance is available to non-business owners and business owners and can provide an extra layer of coverage. 

What is Umbrella Insurance?

Umbrella insurance is backup or extra insurance that provides coverage beyond your primary insurance. In short, it covers incidents that go beyond the scope of your primary insurance and incidents that aren’t covered by your primary insurance. This type of insurance also provides coverage for property damage, injuries, personal liability situations, and lawsuits. Coverage for umbrella insurance typically starts at one million dollars.

What’s Required to Obtain Umbrella Insurance?

You don’t have to be a business owner to qualify for umbrella insurance. However, you do have to carry liability insurance in general, employer, or commercial auto insurance. These types of coverage are required to qualify for umbrella insurance. In short, you must carry a minimum amount of auto/property liability insurance before you’re eligible for umbrella insurance. Carrying homeowners insurance can also qualify you for umbrella insurance. 

However, keep in mind that having all the qualifying coverage from your primary insurance policy or policies doesn’t automatically give you access to umbrella insurance. If an insurance company considers you a risk, they can deny you umbrella insurance. If you have questions about umbrella insurance, give us a call. Our Front Range Insurance Services team would be happy to answer all of your questions. We’re standing by.