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How to Determine the Amount of Insurance Coverage Needed for Your International Move

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Moving internationally presents special challenges.

Moving internationally is an adventure, but one that comes with real risks. During your move, your items are packed into storage containers. First, they travel by train or truck and then are placed on ships. As your goods are transported over road, rail, and sea, accidents are always a possibility. Make sure you work with a moving company capable of protecting the value of your goods.

Determining Coverage Limits

The most important consideration is whether you want to be covered for replacement value or actual value after depreciation. Know the protection you’re purchasing at the time of your move. If you select replacement value, you may be paying more than necessary. At the same time, you’ll have the advantage in the case of an accident.

You’ll also want to determine whether your coverage is No Fault or At Fault. No Fault coverage reimburses you whenever there’s an incident where your goods are lost or damaged. The only exception, of course, is if you pack prohibited items. For instance, meat products tend to be restricted by customs. Attempting to move them in your house or business loads could result in the loss of your property and hefty fines.

At Fault coverage will only pay for loss and damages caused by the moving company. When your shipment is misplaced or items are broken during normal transit, the company will reimburse you or pay for repairs. Other forms of value coverage that protect your move may be protected as well. Speak with your moving professional about the best way to keep your belongings safe during your move.

Contact our team of moving experts at Nilson Van & Storage for a quote on moving internationally. Our friendly professionals will discuss packing, planning, and the value coverage we have available.



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