Umbrella Insurance

Dartmouth Umbrella Insurance

Extra cover you may need

We can talk a lot about Umbrella insurance, but to keep it simple, think of it as extra liability insurance over and above your primary insurance policy(ies) that is designed to help protect you from major claims and lawsuits.

How Umbrella Insurance protects you and your assets

Umbrella insurance protects you, the insured, in two ways:

  1. It provides excess liability limits above the policy limits on your [primary] home, auto, boat and other general insurance policies.
  2. Umbrella policies can provide you with broader coverage; that is, even if your primary policy does not provide that coverage, you could look to your umbrella policy to cover the claim.  If the umbrella responds to the claim, it ‘drops down’ becoming your primary policy (hence the term, ‘drop-down effect’).  Since you have not yet paid a deductible, you will have to pay the policy’s ‘SIR’ (self-insured retention, which is a deductible: the portion of the claim you must pay first before the Insurer pays).

Who needs to purchase Umbrella Insurance?

If you have a lot of assets, this could mean you could be fined more because you have more.  It’s an unfair possibility – but if the courts feel the victim deserves the compensation for sustained bodily injury or property damage and feels that you, as the responsible party, have the means to pay it, then having Umbrella coverage could protect you.

Suzy Maclellan has provided some additional information on video – feel free to view at your leisure.  If you have any additional questions, or if you would like us to quote and discuss this coverage with you further, contact us!

Halifax – Dartmouth Insurance at Founders Insurance Group

For a quote on Umbrella protection, contact Founders Insurance Group today.  Founders has insured the people of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick since 1982.  We know how to protect your assets and our goal is to provide you the information, as well as the coverage, so you can better protect your assets.

Complete the Protection Savings Form on the right-hand side of the screen while it’s still fresh in your mind.  You will receive a free, no obligation umbrella insurance quote.

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  • I have been a client of Janice Pottie for about 9 years for both my house and auto insurance. I just wanted to let you know that Janice has always provided top notch customer service and has always provided me with efficient, reliable information.  Sometimes brokers (insurance companies) get a bad rap with respect to quality customer service.  This has never been the case with Janice and I felt it was important to give credit to someone where credit is due. You’ve got a great employee!!  

    Connie
  • Beyond the Call of Duty My daughter and I were in a car accident on December 11th. I was told on December 22nd that my car was a total loss. I was called by Janice Pottie on December 23rd to let me know that the cheque had arrived. I was very thankful for her call and email. She had told me which documents I needed to pick up the cheque. I arrived after the office was closed, however Steven Taylor stayed late until I arrived. I arrived with the wrong paperwork. I then asked Stephen if he could meet me in the office once I found my paperwork, which we thought would be between Christmas and New Year. However, I had gotten home and found the paperwork that Aviva required. I called Stephen and he came back to the office to meet me! In my opinion, that is way above the call of duty! I have so much respect for him and I want to let you know that he deserves to be thanked. Again, hats off to your company and the fabulous staff you have working there! Again, from the bottom of my heart: Stephen, thank you so much! All the best in the new year!

    Debbie B.
  • Going the Extra Mile From working in customer service myself, I know it can be a challenge dealing with all types of people. Sadly, the public is the first to make a complaint, but never a thank you, it seems. Peter Aalders was a pleasure to deal with and certainly gave me the information accurately and promptly. Peter even commented on the discounts he applied and the different companies he contacted to give me the info I needed to make my decision. That was the 'extra mile' he gave to an unknown caller. Thank you for such prompt response and being so courteous on the phone to me, including the receptionist!

    Angela M.
  • Sympathetic & Caring My insurance agent's name is Janice Pottie, however, I call her Rockstar. I have been dealing with Janice for almost a year and she has always presented herself in a very friendly and professional manner. In the summer of 2010, I had the misfortune of being involved in 2 car accidents within a 4 week span. It was a very stressful time for me because I'm a newly graduated driver and I'd never been in an accident before. Having Janice to help me through the process was fantastic. She listened to my concerns, answered all my questions, no matter how many or how often. I also found her to be very sympathetic and I knew she cared about the situation I was in and would do whatever she could to help me through it. In my experience dealing with Janice, she has also been very knowledgeable, detailed and quick to give me all the information I need for whatever the situation may be. I feel very confident in recommending Janice Pottie to my friends and family as an insurance agent that you can trust. Thank you so much, Janice, for the service you have provided me. I greatly appreciate it.

    Sandra B.
  • I wanted to put in a good word for Janice who has been absolutely excellent to work with. I had been with another company for many years and was just introduced to Janice via my boyfriend this year. She has been very efficient and knowledgeable! A real pleasure to work with.

    Roz P.

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