Is Moving Insurance Necessary?
Families in Edmonton or other cities in Canada who are moving generally don’t like to think about any of their valued belongings getting damaged during their move. If customers are considering dealing with less than scrupulous movers they may not be surprised to find that the topic of moving insurance (or cargo coverage as it is called in the moving industry) is something they don’t usually discuss and will quite often just deny all accountability if goods get lost or damaged.
When you stop to think that moving (especially long distance) means that the moving truck will be travelling hundreds or thousands of miles on the road with many other drivers. Some of these drivers are less than professional so there is potential for an accident.
Sometimes customers assume their homeowner’s insurance will automatically cover any damage that might occur during a move. This is not always the case even if your insurance broker agrees to add a rider to your policy. Even if they do this, your insurance company may have more limitations than you would have with a professional mover like Premiere Van Lines. Also, once you make a claim to your insurance company, they will raise your premium rates for many years to come.
Legitimate moving companies like Premiere Van Lines ensure their moving consultants take the time to discuss this important topic with all potential customers. The moving consultant will offer two separate protection packages. The first is the standard of 60 cents per pound per article liability that is part of the transportation charges, but this coverage is generally not enough. Premiere also offers a full replacement option coverage at a reasonable cost that will provide customers with maximum protection. This option makes the most sense for a family who is concerned about their possessions.
The Premiere moving consultant will clearly explain how to file a claim in the event of damage or loss. A destination agent at the new location is assigned by Premiere and they will make arrangements for repairs with pre-vetted suppliers.
For more information about cargo protection coverage for your move contact Premiere Van Lines at 1-877-671-6683.