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Shipping Insurance in Chalfont and Collegeville, PA

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 Bucks Montgomery Insurance Group, LLC 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/.

Our Location

Bucks Montgomery Insurance Group, LLC

107 Winding Way
Telford, PA 18969
Main office: 215-337-2972
Fax: 215-721-5934

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

Our Providers

Testimonials

Bill Pellak and the claims processor were excellent to deal with regarding our recent claim with Travelers. The claim agent explained things carefully to make sure we understood the process.
- Jane & Arthur Weinberg
Honestly, there is nothing more Travelers could have done to make my experience any better. Everyone I spoke to was very kind and caring and also very knowledgeable. My claim was handled so quickly and efficiently. I am so thankful that we chose Travelers as our insurance company. The customer service is outstanding!
- Mario and Angela Santos
I appreciate your frequent communications to keep us updated on our insurance. When we have questions or there are changes to our policies, you are quick to answer by telephone and follow up with an e-mail or by mail. You have given us excellent service over the years. You and your staff are personable too, which seems something lost these days in the business world.
- Nick Salamone
I have been a client/customer of Bill Pellak and the BMI group for over two decades. Bill ,Peg and Kathleen make an awesome team and they meet all of my insurance needs. Each time I purchase a new car, or another vehicle for my family they are always available to make the transition smooth and painless. They and their staff are courteous and professional. I whole heartedly recommend the BMI group.
- Marguerite Nocchi, Esquire