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California Casualty Umbrella Insurance Review

Umbrella insurance is another name for liability insurance. It is designed to protect your assets when you are hit with a lawsuit judgment. Another name for it is "excess liability coverage." It protects you when the liability coverage of your auto insurance, home insurance, or boat insurance is insufficient.

California Casualty Umbrella Insurance FAQ

Does California Casualty offer an umbrella insurance policy?

Yes, California Casualty offers policyholders an umbrella insurance policy. Read below how California Casualty compares to other insurance carriers

How does California Casualty Umbrella Insurance work?

Let's say you are at fault in a serious car accident. The cost of the damages is $500K. However, your auto insurance liability coverage limit is $300k. If you have an umbrella insurance, it will kick in so you don't have to pay the balance out-of-pocket.

Where does California Casualty Umbrella Insurance do business?

California Casualty Umbrella Insurance is an insurance carrier based in San Mateo, CA. The company was founded in 1914 and offers umbrella insurance policies in 45 states (and Washington, DC).

What types of umbrella insurance does California Casualty Umbrella Insurance offer?

California Casualty Umbrella Insurance provides the following protections:

  • Serious bodily injury liability -- Say a guest falls on your property and requires surgery. The cost may exceed your homeowners insurance liability limit.
  • Landlord liability -- If a tenant sues you for damages while renting your property and the cost exceeds the coverage provided by your specialty homeowners insurance.
  • Property damage -- Your umbrella insurance also helps if you are at fault in an auto insurance accident and the damages exceed your auto insurance liability.
  • Slander or libel -- An umbrella insurance policy can also provide coverage if you are sued for something you wrote or said.
  • Malicious prosecution -- If you are counter-sued for wrongfully prosecuting someone, you can be left holding an expensive legal bill.

What minimum liability coverage does California Casualty require before approving an umbrella insurance policy?

Most insurers will not allow you to buy an umbrella insurance policy unless you first purchase a substantial amount of liability coverage on your homeowners and auto insurance policies. California Casualty requires you to have at least $1,000,000 in liability insurance before they will grant you an umbrella insurance policy.

What level of liability coverage can you get with California Casualty Umbrella Insurance?

Most insurance companies set a minimum of $1,000,000 for umbrella insurance policies. California Casualty offers umbrella insurance policies starting at $1,000,000 up to $10,000,000.

How much does California Casualty Umbrella Insurance cost?

The cost of your umbrella insurance policy will vary depending on your risk profile. Your premium will probably range between $150 and $300 a year.

Your risk profile depends on factors like your net worth, where you live, your credit history, and your driving record. Owning a dog or vehicles that could damage others, such as a jet-ski or a snowmobile, can also increase your policy premium.

Does California Casualty offer policy discounts on their umbrella insurance?

California Casualty offers the following discounts.

Policy Discounts Options
Supported Options Unsupported Options
  • Defensive Driver / Safety Course
  • Good Student
  • Multiple Policy
  • Multiple Vehicles
  • Mature / Experienced Operator
  • Advance Purchase / Early Shopper
  • Automatic Payment
  • Continuously Insured
  • Family Plans
  • Farm Vehicle
  • Full Payment
  • Good Credit
  • Higher Education
  • Homeowner
  • Low Income
  • Loyalty / Long-Term Customer
  • Military
  • Paperless Billing / e-billing
  • Affinity Relationship
  • Senior
  • Storage / Layup Discount
  • Student Away at School
  • Young Driver Training
  • Teacher / Educator
  • New Customer / Competitor Transfer
  • Retired
  • Higher Deductibles
  • Claims Free
  • Non-Smoker
  • Motorcycle Endorsement
  • Original Owner
  • Young Applicant
  • Healthy Applicants

Insurance companies add and change the discounts they offer regularly. Check whether you qualify for any other discounts when you apply.

What is the financial strength rating of California Casualty Umbrella Insurance?

The financial strength rating of an insurance company scores its ability to pay contracts and policies. Each agency has its own standards and rating scale and a company's rating can change any day. It's a good idea to check the financial rating of an insurance company before you purchase a policy. There are five main rating agencies. SuperMoney's financial strength rating is based, among other factors, on the average score from available ratings.

California Casualty Umbrella Insurance scores an A+ financial strength rating, SuperMoney's highest available rating.

How to apply for California Casualty Umbrella Insurance?

  • Visit the California Casualty website.
  • Fill in the application form. You will typically need to provide general financial information, such as your Social Security Number, address, annual income, and source of employment.
  • Check the information is accurate and submit your application.
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Contact

  • Headquarters
  •   1900 Alameda de las Pulgas
    San Mateo, CA 94403
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Hours of Operation

  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 6:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 6:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 6:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 6:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm

Other Services by California Casualty

Availability

  Available in 45 states and Washington, D.C.
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Washington, DC
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Feature Breakdown

Policy Discounts
  • Mature / Experienced Operator
  • Multiple Vehicles
  • Multiple Policy
  • Good Student
  • Defensive Driver / Safety Course
Auto Coverage  
Min/Max Liability Coverage $1,000,000 - $10,000,000
Personal Injury Protection  
Required Minimum Limits $1,000,000
Financial Strength Rating A+

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