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Shipping Insurance in Columbus and Bexley

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 Associates Insurance Services 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 Locations

Nick Miller & Associates Insurance Services

6834 Caine Road
Columbus, OH 43235
Main office: 614-889-0701
Toll free: 800-889-0701

Beim-Grundstein & Associates Insurance Services

2776 E Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209
Main office: 614-231-3696
Toll free: 800-889-0701

Our Providers

My two male teenage drivers had a speeding ticket and an accident on their records so our previous carrier dropped us. I had been "shopping" with my previous agency but received a flyer in the mail detailing a discount Nationwide provides for OSU grads. I found some favorable reviews which led me to Nick Miller and Associates. I worked exclusively with Melisa and I can't say enough good things about her. We were under a deadline for new insurance and she was able to provide thorough quotes that same day. I was able to switch my homeowners insurance as well in a bundle and she helped me find other savings mechanisms as well. Both our home and auto policies provide the same or better coverage and our rates went down!
MarkMc from Powell, Ohio
This is a great insurance company! Always there for all your needs..Very friendly staff and experienced. Always had an answer for all my questions!
TERRYJ7000 from Columbus, Ohio
Friendly, knowledgable staff. Anytime I have a question, it is answered in a timely manner. I'm always informed of discounts that may apply. My husband and I are very satisfied with this agency. Would definitely recommend.
Elizabeth6 from Columbus, Ohio
Nick Miller's office gave me accurate information about placing our first claim. Everything was quick, easy and we were very impressed with the adjuster and matching our estimate. I am singing the praises of Nationwide and how our claim was handled. Could not be more pleased. Thank you
Tillman from Marysville, Ohio
We had an outstanding experience with our recent claim in June. Nick's office was great with advise and follow up to our satisfaction. Highly recommend Nick Miller to others.
Kara from Columbus, Ohio
The staff at Nick Miller’s agency has always been a pleasure to work with. His Account Representatives are very knowledgeable; they take the time to keep me informed and make tremendous efforts to review our policies for accuracy. It is staff like this that makes it a pleasure doing business with his agency.
Terrific from Columbus, Ohio