Frequently Asked Questions

Please see some of our frequently asked questions below.

  1. Who is covered as a named insured under my policy?
  2. Are my children who are away at college covered under my Personal Excess Liability policy?
  3. What are the consequences if I do not maintain the required underlying limits?
  4. What is the Excess Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists coverage and why is it so important?
  5. Is Personal Injury included?
  6. Is coverage included while serving as Director or Officer of a non-profit organization?
  7. Are professionals and business activities included?
  8. If a house is rented out to someone else, is it covered?
  9. We own a minibike / moped / golf cart that is not licensed for road use. Am I covered?
  10. If I race my boat on the weekends, am I covered?
  11. I own or rent an aircraft and pilot it as a hobby. Am I covered?
  12. Can the policy be converted to a Personal Umbrella Policy if I leave the firm?

 

Who is covered as a named insured under my policy?

The named insured means the person shown on the certificate and that person’s spouse, domestic partner and any relative related by blood, marriage or adoption, who is a resident of the same household or any other person under the age of 25 in the care of a covered person. 

Are my children who are away at college covered under my Personal Excess Liability policy?

Yes, as long as they maintain that your household is their primary residence when not at college. Note: if they have their own insurance, their policy should also be written with the required underlying limits or there will be a self-insured gap. Please login to see required underlying limits.

What are the consequences if I do not maintain the required underlying limits?

You will be self-insured (uninsured) for the gap between your maintained limit and the required underlying limit. Please login to see required underlying limits.

What is the Excess Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists coverage and why is it so important?

Should you or a member of your family be involved in an accident with an uninsured/underinsured driver, this coverage will reimburse you for the damages you should have been able to collect from the other driver’s insurance, i.e.: loss of income / future earnings, short term / long term medical expenses, pain and suffering. Also, this coverage would respond if you or a family member were injured by an uninsured / underinsured driver as a pedestrian or in a “hit and run” occurrence. Please be sure that you maintain the required underlying limits. Please login to see required underlying limits.

Is Personal Injury included?

Yes. Personal Injury means: (a) Bodily injury, shock, mental anguish, mental injury, sickness or disease, including death; (b) Injury because of false arrest or imprisonment, malicious prosecution, wrongful entry or eviction, humiliation, libel, slander, defamation of character, or invasion of privacy.

Is coverage included while serving as Director or Officer of a non-profit organization?

It includes coverage for a personal injury or property damage claim arising from activities as a Director or Officer of a non-profit organization or to a condominium or cooperative association. (Fiduciary liability is not covered, however.)

Are professionals and business activities included?

Professional activities are not included in the coverage on a follow form basis, but incidental business activities covered by a personal (homeowner or automobile) liability policy are covered, subject to the limitations stated in the policy under “business pursuits.”

If a house is rented out to someone else, is it covered?

If the rental property is covered by the participant’s personal liability policy, this policy will provide coverage on a follow form basis, subject to the limitations stated in the policy under “business pursuits.”

We own a minibike / moped / golf cart that is not licensed for road use. Am I covered?

Check your homeowner policy to be sure that it provides Comprehensive Personal Liability coverage for unlicensed vehicles. If not, a policy must be purchased to provide the required limit. Please login to see required underlying limits.

If I race my boat on the weekends, am I covered?

Yes, but only if you are racing a sailboat. However, coverage is not provided for any car, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, or other watercraft while practicing for or taking part in a competitive race.

I own or rent an aircraft and pilot it as a hobby. Am I covered?

No. Coverage is not provided for the ownership, maintenance, or use of any aircraft. However, this does not apply to an aircraft chartered with a pilot and crew by the insured.

Can the policy be converted to a Personal Umbrella Policy if I leave the firm?

No. The policy is not convertible. The participant would have to replace coverage on an individual basis. The policy will terminate upon the expiration date, and no renewal will be offered.