Here at Meridian we believe in helping protect our customers and their families, from even the most unexpected, unlikely, or even traumatic events that life can throw their way. An Umbrella Policy from Meridian is one of the very best ways to do just that, as Umbrella policies are held in order to cover anything above and beyond what your normal insurance policies cover. These types of policies are affordable and can be the answer to your prayers if the worst does happen.
Imagine, if you will, that it’s a lovely Sunday morning and you’re going to go out and get the paper, and your faithful and friendly dog Max, a black lab, is clearly wanting to accompany you. As you get outside you see that your paper has been left way out in the yard, almost to the curb. As you walk across the lawn you’re oblivious to your neighbor, you know the one, secretary of the HOA association and self delegated neighborhood watch captain, who is always watching and commenting on everyone’s homes and yards. Well today, she’s power-walking, and just as you bend down to get the paper, she comes walking up behind you, fast and swinging her arms, so Max, your beloved boys, senses a threat and immediately goes to defend you, jumping up and clamping down on her arm. By the time you know what has happened, she has run down the street screaming, and poor Max is cowering at your feet as you yelled at him. Now, even if you do all the right things, give her your insurance information, deliver home baked goods and flowers, well she comes after your family with a huge law suit that includes all the medical bill, emotional therapy bills, physical and occupational therapy bills and even pain and suffering. Your homeowner’s policy caps out at a certain amount, and what will you do after that?? Drain your savings? Sell your home? Take out a personal loan? Well, none of that will be needed if you carry an umbrella policy from Meridian, as after your standard policy caps out, you’re still covered, no matter what happens!
Perhaps you have a teenage son or daughter that has been admiring Grandpa’s classic Mustang for years! He finally hands it down to you and you keep it carefully under a cover in the garage. Well, you go out of town for the weekend and yep, you guessed it, Landon or Sadie just couldn’t contain themselves. They know where you kept the keys, and they just HAD to take it out on Saturday night, however by the time you know, it’s because you’re receiving a call that there’s been an accident. Now, not only is the poor Mustang damaged, but the kiddo plowed into rather expensive imported car, and that driver was transported to the hospital. However, the kid is ok, and so are you, because you carry an umbrella policy from Meridian and you know, despite the final numbers, you’re covered… now you only have to figure out what to do about the kid!
Another situation you might expect can arise during the best of times. It is late spring and a beautiful weekend, so you plan a barbeque and hot tub night with some friends. Everyone is having a wonderful time until one of your guests slips getting out and takes a major fall resulting in a broken pelvis and fractured lower vertebrae. Even if you do everything you can, there’s just no way your homeowner’s policy will cover all those medical and recovery bills. However when you finally get inside, after the ambulance and paramedics have left, you remember your umbrella policy that your trusted Meridian agent had you add to your bundle of policies, and you breathe a huge sigh of relief, knowing that your friend can get the best help possible, without any extra worry or money from you.