What is Horizontal Exhaustion?

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Insurance can be confusing to understand and often comes with a lot of paperwork. It’s hard to keep track of every project’s requirements that you’re working on.

Often, questions such as these come into your mind:

  • What happens if there is a claim? Am I covered?
  • When does my Umbrella policy kick in?

What is important to know is that before your umbrella or excess policies can cover a claim, your primary policies occurrence or aggregate limits must first be “used up” or exhausted. This is known as horizontal exhaustion.

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Topics: Horizontal Exhaustion