Now more than ever before, Americans are confronted by multiple risks that threaten financial assets and lifestyles. Personal liability lawsuits can run in the multi-million dollar range, and in such cases, personal liability insurance alone may not be enough. Group Personal Excess Liability Insurance offers an attractive solution for helping to preserve your assets in the face of an ever-increasing array of financial loss exposures.
Group participants have a range of limits to choose from and are charged the corresponding premium. Participants receive an added layer of insurance coverage that sits above their auto, home, and watercraft insurance. This layer of coverage is extremely important because personal liability lawsuits can run into the multi-million dollar range, and in such cases, underlying personal liability coverage is not enough.
Group Personal Excess Liability Insurance provides you or a family member with broad protection and liability limits in excess of your primary auto, homeowners, renters, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, and watercraft insurance policies. Coverage includes personal injury and property damages for which you or a covered household member may be legally responsible in the event of a personal liability lawsuit. Large watercraft and personal watercraft are covered on a first-dollar basis if rented or furnished for 60 days or less. Defense costs for a covered loss are at the carrier's expense and in addition to the policy limit.
A "covered person" includes the person who enrolls as a part of the group policy (as shown on participant list) and that person's spouse or domestic partner, any relative, or any other person under 25 who is in the insured's or the relative's care, all of whom must be residents of the same household. Additionally, coverage extends to "permissible use", which includes any person using a covered vehicle or watercraft with permission from the certificate holder or a family member with respect to their legal responsibility arising out of its use.
"Personal Injury" includes: shock, mental anguish, or mental injury; false arrest, false imprisonment, or wrongful detention; wrongful entry or eviction; malicious prosecution or humiliation; libel, slander, defamation of character, or invasion of privacy; and bodily injury including sickness or disease that results from physical bodily harm.
The group policy will provide excess liability coverage if a rental property is covered by the participant's underlying personal liability policy and meets the definition of "incidental business property" under the group policy.
Professional activities are not included in the coverage, but incidental business/farming activities and property are covered by the group liability policy, subject to the limitations and exclusions stated in the policy under "business pursuits."
Coverage is included for a covered person's actions or failure to act arising from activities as a non-compensated director or officer of a not-for-profit organization.
Group Personal Excess Liability Insurance is intended to replace your existing individual excess liability policy. Since group rates are typically lower than individual policy rates, the cost to you for Group Personal Excess Liability Insurance may be lower than what you would pay for comparable coverage under your individual policy. And, by enrolling as a member of a group, you get additional coverages at no added cost to you.
The policy is not convertible. We recommend that you talk with your personal agent or broker to replace your coverage. (There is a 60-day extension for individuals who are no longer eligible for the group, but in no event does such coverage go beyond the expiration date of the policy.)
To learn more about Group Personal Excess Liability Insurance, please fill out the form or call us.