Umbrella / Excess Insurance Products

Compare 36 products offered for Umbrella / Excess Insurance from 22 companies including Chubb Insurance Australia Ltd, Zurich Financial Services Australia Ltd, and StarStone Underwriting Australia.

Our Insurance Comparison Tool allows you to pick the policy that's right for you by comparing every plan offered by Canada's leading providers. Need more info? Our Frequently Asked Questions can explain Umbrella and Excess cover in greater detail.

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Product name Max Coverage Min Premium Exclusions
Umbrella / Excess Liability by Liberty Specialty Markets Max Coverage US$50M Min Premium N/A

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GLUE (General Liability Umbrella and Excess) by Edge Underwriting Pty Ltd Max Coverage AUD40M Min Premium AUD4K
  • adverse claims history
  • asbestos
  • critical / safety parts (marine / auto / aviation)
  • hydrofracking (fracking)
  • labour hire (blue collar)
  • pharmaceuticals
  • sport / leisure / entertainment
  • tyre industry
  • vehicle / boat / bike retailing

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Umbrella and Excess Liability by Chubb Insurance Australia Ltd Max Coverage AUD100M Min Premium N/A
  • ammunition or weapons
  • asbestos
  • explosives
  • nuclear risks
  • safety critical automotive products
  • safety critical aviation products
  • underground mining

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Broadform Liability by Specialist Underwriting Agencies Pty Ltd Max Coverage AUD20M Min Premium N/A

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Sports and Events Liability by ATC Insurance Solutions Pty Ltd Max Coverage N/A Min Premium N/A

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Construction and Engineering by ATC Insurance Solutions Pty Ltd Max Coverage N/A Min Premium N/A

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Solicitor’s Excess Layer Professional Indemnity by Berkley Insurance Australia Max Coverage AUD20M Min Premium AUD700
  • USA / Canada

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Prize Indemnity by Sports Underwriting Australia Pty Ltd Max Coverage AUD100K Min Premium N/A
  • acts of terrorism
  • allegations against insured involving violence, fraud, conspiracy to defraud or dishonesty
  • bodily injury

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General and Products Liability by Ryno Insurance Services Max Coverage AUD100M Min Premium N/A
  • breach of professional duty or professional services
  • defamation
  • electronic data
  • loss of use, depreciation, wear and tear, rust and corrosion
  • product defect, product recall and faulty work

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Excess Liability by QBE Insurance (Australia) Ltd Max Coverage N/A Min Premium N/A

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What Is Umbrella/Excess Insurance?

Umbrella and Excess Insurance – also known as Umbrella Liability and Excess Liability – are types of liability insurance bought as an addition to the coverage limits of an existing insurance policy.

By purchasing Umbrella/Excess insurance, the policyholder is able to claim additional amounts if the limits of the existing coverage are insufficient.

What Is The Difference Between Excess and Umbrella Insurance?

Excess insurance provides extra coverage if the policyholder needs to claim an amount in excess of their existing policy. Once the underlying primary policy is exhausted the Excess insurance will provide further cover up to an agreed limit.

Umbrella insurance provides extra coverage across one or more primary polices. The range of coverage is also broader in an Umbrella insurance policy which can provide additional protection against some claims not covered by the underlying polices as well as not including their exclusions.

Who Is Umbrella/Excess Insurance For?

Umbrella/Excess insurance can be bought by:
  • commercial companies requiring excess limits (particularly SMEs or those working with high net-worth individuals or companies prone to lawsuits)
  • personal clients who require additional limits for their home and/or auto insurance policies

What Does Umbrella/Excess Insurance Cover?

Umbrella insurance extends the cover of existing underlying policies. In other words, if an additional claim needs to be made that goes outside of the primary policy’s limit, Umbrella insurance will cover this.

Excess insurance will provide additional coverage limits on top of an existing insurance policy.

How Is Umbrella/Excess Insurance Sold?

Umbrella/Excess insurance policies can be added to the following insurance products:
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Employers’ Liability
  • Home
  • Auto

What Can’t Umbrella/Excess Insurance Be Added To?

Umbrella/Excess insurance cannot be added to the following:
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Cyber

How Much Is Umbrella/Excess Insurance?

Umbrella/Excess insurance is usually sold in incremental amounts but rates vary from carrier to carrier. The additional coverage limits will depend on the assets and exposures of the client.