How it works and what you should know
before your long distance move.
Moving insurance is a very important, and sometimes confusing part of every long distance move. Most shipments arrive undamaged, however, in the unlikely situation damage or loss does occur, here you will find out how moving insurance works and how best to protect your personal belongings when moving long distance. You’ll understand the different types of moving insurance available for a long distance cross country move, including renters and homeowners insurance, which one is will be best for your move, and why having moving insurance is recommended for your cross country move.
If you’re considering basic insurance for your long distance move, we explain what it means to have basic insurance and why its important to consider purchasing full valuation moving insurance rather than opting for free basic moving insurance. It’s always best to have insurance and not need to use it. Reputable moving companies do their best to take care of your items while in their possession. If however, loss or damage does occur, we show you how you can file a claim, what information you will be required to provide, and the importance of filing a claim in a timely manner.
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