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Shipping Insurance

When a product leaves your business and is loaded onto a mail truck, what happens next is out of your hands—but in many cases, customers still hold you liable for ensuring that their package arrives safely.

Fortunately, shipping insurance is available to fill this coverage gap and protect you when something goes wrong.

What's Covered

This form of insurance will reimburse you if a package is stolen, lost, or damaged on the way to its destination. For anyone looking to send a package, the two major considerations are as follows:

  • Is it already protected? Many packages are already insured by shipping companies—often automatically. However, coverage is not universal and depends both on who carries the package and what type of mail it is. In particular, shippers should familiarize themselves with the regulations of the USPS, whether or not they plan to use it—both FedEx and UPS frequently utilize the Last Mile service, and knowing who is responsible for the package helps ensure that it's fully covered at all times.
  • How much is it worth? Most forms of shipping insurance have a relatively low cap on what they'll pay out (typically several thousand dollars, sometimes as low as one hundred). If you're sending items worth more than the cap, you may still suffer a loss if something happens to the package, and will want to purchase additional coverage. If you do not properly declare the value of the package when it's being sent, you'll be liable for any losses beyond the standard limit.

Domestic Shipping Insurance

Domestic coverage for shipping is often available for as low as a few dollars per-parcel. If you're planning to ship anything that goes above and beyond the protection that carriers normally provide, talk to a Advanced Insurance Designs, Inc. agents about how many packages you'll be shipping, and they'll work with you to find a rate that matches what you're doing.

International Shipping Insurance

Shipments being mailed internationally are often more expensive to insure, especially if they'll be passing through the hands of a local carrier with a poor reputation. Since fees can vary so widely, based on a combination of factors, it's usually best to get a quote well before you send the package. Tools like the USPS International Price Calculator can be used to get a quick estimate of postage and basic insurance coverage for any given package.

 

1. "Last Mile Service." Accessed April 14, 2016. http://www.usps.com/lastmile/.

2. "International Price Calculator." Accessed April 14, 2016. https://ircalc.usps.com/.

Main Location

2181 Wadsworth Rd, Suite A

Norton, OH 44203

Main office: 330-753-8700
Toll free: 800-846-1375
Fax: 330-753-8932

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Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

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102 Main Street, Ste 300

Wadsworth, OH 44281

Main office: 330-334-1010
Fax: 330-753-8932

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

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Testimonials

Jeff and his staff have always done a great job bringing us affordable benefits solutions that meet the needs of both the organization and our employees. He takes the time keep us informed and makes himself available to answer any questions we may have.
Yvette Feist, Director of Finance and Administration, Humane Society of Summit County
I have worked with Jeff Novak and his qualified staff of insurance professionals at AIDI since 2011 for IAITAM’s health and life insurance programs and my personal lines. Mr. Novak expertly guided us through the complications created by the ACA and with his guidance and advice we were able to offer the best and most affordable products available to our employees. The AIDI staff was always available to answer our questions and intervene on our behalf with the insurance providers. AIDI also worked with my wife and me to secure our personal lines. Because they treated us like family, we are comfortable that we are protected. When an issue arises, they are on the spot to help us. I recommend AIDI to any of my colleagues and friends for their insurance needs.
Glenn R. Wilson, Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President, IAITAM
5 Stars....professional, courteous and a pleasure to do business with.
Thank you for your courteous staff and affordable insurance. Pleasure to deal with!