Insurance For Moving
We want to make sure you understand the in’s and out’s of insurance for moving. The liability coverage that movers offer isn’t actual insurance. It is cargo vaulation coverage, and the basic coverage carried by all licensed moving companies in Texas only pays you 60 cents ($.60) per pound for any item that is damaged or broken. So even though your Waterford goblet is worth $80, if you were to make a claim for it, you’d get less than a buck because it’s lightweight. It is extremely important to be aware of this when you are moving.
Get Additional Coverage
If you would like full replacement value insurance for any or all of the items in your shipment you must purchase additional coverage from your mover or from www.movinginsurance.com at least 3 days prior to your move in order to be covered. If no additional insurance is obtained, your items are covered at 60 cents per pound and only 60 cents per pound!
Please be advised: your premises are separate from the goods we transport and are not covered by the cargo valuation. Elephant Moving’s liability is limited to $50.00 for damage to floors, walls, doors, and painted surfaces unless we agree in writing prior to the move to increase the level of liability.
Questions about insurance? Ask your Austin movers for clarification on anything you don’t understand. We’re here to help!