moving insurance (is that a thing?)

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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10490 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@StL.Ashley:  The moving companies sometimes offer it.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Ask the moving company – they will typically offer it.  Our movers automatically insured the move up to $10,000, but we purchased additional insurance to cover the full value of our items for an extra $150 I think.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@StL.Ashley:  Certainly dear,

If you’re using a commercial mover, ask them for a certificate of insurance and look specifically for cargo coverage, if your items are stolen or damaged in transit, their insurance will pay.

If you’re moving on your own, call an agent and ask for a new policy with your new residence and advise them that you’re in the process of moving, most homeowners policies cover your personal property anywhere in the world if you’re in the process of moving.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hmm I think usually the moving company offers it. I’m not sure if there are independent companies you can insure through – worth a Google! Definitely insure – movers break/lose stuff all the time. I’ve seen a lot of craziness with friends who have moved cross country and had stuff lost/broken/assumed stolen. It made me glad that we had crappy grad school furniture that we sold before our cross country move – we shipped clothes/books/nostalgic stuff but really started over furniture-wise and it worked out great.

Post # 8
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10490 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@StL.Ashley:  Check with your old policy and your new policy.  You might have to pay extra or something, but I want my stuff insured in that case too!

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