Commercial Umbrella Insurance2022-12-08T15:28:42-05:00


Commercial Umbrella Insurance

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Do you need commercial umbrella insurance? As a business owner, you could encounter situations where your basic liability policy doesn’t cover the entire claim. If you don’t have an umbrella policy, you would be forced to cover that overage from your business finances. To reduce your financial risk, we recommend that all businesses have a commercial liability umbrella policy.

Who Needs a Commercial Umbrella Policy

If you’re a small, medium, or large business that interacts a lot with customers in person, has employees work off-site on customer properties, or have heavy machinery on-site that your employees use, you are a good candidate for a commercial umbrella policy. In these scenarios, you’re at an increased risk for accidents. Someone could slip and fall while they’re in your place of business. The property owner could get hurt at the job site where your employees are working, and some could get injured around your heavy equipment.

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Great agency! Joseph Boyles was helpful and easy to work with!
Bambi Adams
18:33 29 Sep 23
My experience with Fearnow Insurance and Joe Boyle was absolutely five star! From my first call to finalizing my homeowners insurance policy I was extremely pleased. Response time from Joe was really impressive. All of my questions were answered timely and I had quite a few of them along the way. He was very professional and made sure that I was comfortable with what I was signing and understood the policy and the coverage I was receiving. Unfortunately, our previous carrier was going out of business and we were on a time crunch with securing new coverage. He understood the sense of urgency and worked hard to make sure we were able to secure the coverage we were needed. I would highly recommend Fearnow Insurance to anyone looking to secure an insurance policy. In addition to my homeowners insurance I will also be reaching out to them to look into automobile insurance.
Gracie Praizner
20:26 27 Sep 23
If you need insurance Fearnow is the place to go! We've used Fearnow for the last few years and have built a great relationship with a lot of the staff but Jean Rodriguez takes the lead (I guess you can say she's our favorite agent). Recently we were having the hardest and most stressful time finding an insurance company for garage liability and sadly we were forced to shop with other agencies. Every company we spoke with said our current agent has clearly gone above and beyond for us and unfortunately couldn't help because Jean already approached the markets they were signed with. A day or two before our expiration date we had a quote with another agency. We sent the quote over to Jean to look over and Jean WENT TO WORK AGAIN and MADE IT HAPPEN!!! We appreciate Jean and the rest of the team at Fearnow and are so happy we can continue to have them on our team!! Thank You! Thank you! THANK YOU!!!!
Joshua Hernandez
17:12 27 Sep 23
Joe continues to provide excellent service! Earlier this year he helped with my mother's homeowner insurance by cutting the cost in half. Now he's helped with securing auto insurance for my daughter. He's very responsive & knowledgable. Highly recommend using Fearnow & Joe for your personal lines needs.
Amy Walker
01:04 23 Sep 23
Fearnow has handled our personal and commercial insurance needs for many years now and have always gone the extra mile to make sure we have our insurance needs taken care of!
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20:10 22 Sep 23
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Mindy Polk
13:31 22 Sep 23
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22:56 14 Sep 23
Highly recommend Fearnow Insurance and Daneen Stiles. She went above and beyond to keep me as a client. Explained all my options to me. Thank you!
Lori Rogers
13:32 12 Sep 23
Joe Boyle was able to help us out very quickly getting new Home and Car insurance after AAA decided to cancel us. Aside from getting this done in a day, it was cheaper as well. All this after we had been waiting for about 2 weeks, twice in a row by other "insurance agents" without as much a quote. Joe really killed it. Don't fear now, call Joe!
Maarten Huiskamp
22:23 11 Sep 23
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What Commercial Umbrella Insurance Does

Commercial umbrella insurance is often referred to as business umbrella insurance, and it is designed to extend certain other coverages, like commercial auto and general liability. When you have a claim that exceeds the limits on the extended policies, the commercial umbrella covers the difference. For example, if you have a car accident that involves a company vehicle, and the cost of damages is $100,000. Still, your auto policy only covers up to $75,000, the umbrella policy would cover the other $25,000.

Commercial Umbrella Insurance Coverage

Commercial umbrella insurance adds an additional layer of protection for:

Bodily Injury

This coverage applies if a customer or client gets injured at your physical location, and the limitations of your primary liability coverage are exceeded. For example, if someone is walking through your warehouse and a box falls on them, causing an injury. Your primary liability coverage pays for medical expenses up to $150,000. The injury sustained and medical bills and treatment actually cost $250,000. Without umbrella insurance, you’d be forced to pay that remaining $100,000.

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If you are sued for property damage, illness or injury by a client, customer, visitor, or employee and the limitations of your primary insurance coverage are exceeded, this coverage helps pay the remainder of the legal fees and/or judgments. For example, if you’re sued for 2 million dollars, and your legal fees are $500,000, your primary coverage would pay first. In this instance, let’s say that your primary coverage covers up to 1.5 million. If you have commercial umbrella insurance, that policy would pay the remaining million dollars.

Damage to Property

If your business causes property damage to another individual’s home or business and your primary coverage limits are exhausted, this policy helps cover the remaining expenses. For example, let’s say that you are working on a building, and something you did causes significant damage to the building. Your initial policy covers up to 1 million dollars, but the damage and repair costs are estimated at 1.5 million. In this instance, your umbrella insurance policy would cover the remaining half a million dollars.

Limitations of Commercial Umbrella Insurance

In general, commercial umbrella insurance policies can be written with limits between 1 million and 15 million. The limitations of your umbrella policy are cumulative for the policy period. Additionally, commercial or business liability umbrella insurance may not cover all liability claims, and they typically do not extend the limits of commercial property insurance. For example, let’s say you have an accidental fire at your business due to a lightning strike. If the damage to the building exceeded your property insurance coverage, you would still be responsible for paying for the remainder of the repairs from your business finances.

Understanding the Cost of Your Commercial Umbrella Policy

Commercial umbrella policies are written for your business and its insurance needs. The cost of your policy will be determined by the size of your business, the type of business you operate, the amount of your primary coverage, and the limit amount you need on your commercial umbrella policy. Other factors that may influence the cost include the amounts of any deductibles and whether you’re eligible for any discounts.

Getting Commercial Umbrella Insurance with Fearnow

If you are considering getting commercial umbrella insurance, give our agents at Fearnow a call today. We can answer all your questions and find the right umbrella policy for your business. In addition, we also offer other types of commercial insurance, including nonprofit, workers comp, commercial property, business, general liability, and commercial vehicle.

To learn more about our business insurance policies and to get a quote, call us at (813) 689-8878.