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excess liability policy

An excess liability policy is a policy issued to provide limits in excess of an underlying liability policy.

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The underlying liability policy can be, and often is, an umbrella liability policy. An excess liability policy is no broader than the underlying liability policy; its sole purpose is to provide additional limits of insurance.

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