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Shipping Insurance in Altoona PA & Hollidaysburg PA

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 H. Dean Allison Insurance 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 Location

H. Dean Allison Insurance

H. Dean Allison Insurance

218 Logan Blvd
Altoona, PA 16602
Main office: 814-264-3789
Fax: 814-943-0957

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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Testimonials

"We had been with a company for over 30 yrs and when we met Andrew Myers he wanted to know if we were interested in changing insurances. We were skeptical at first but we had him draw up papers. Make a long story short we switched. My kids also switched. We were shocked at the savings. It was easy, quick, and Andrew's team did all the work. Thanks Andrew, for all the help!"
- Janis Rubine
“I thought I had the most affordable and comprehensive insurance option out there. Wrong! Andrew Myers and his team at H. Dean Allison Insurance Agency not only beat all other competitors, they went out of their way to walk through details of my coverage as one friend to another. All this was accomplished during times that fit into my schedule. Top notch!”
- Scott Sanker
“H.Dean Allison Insurance Agency was able to save us a good amount by switching. We also had not thought about it before. It's definitely worth having them take a look at your info to see what they can do for you.”
- Jonny Hasson
"I will be honest, insurance confuses me. It is one thing that flies over my head. I am proud and glad to say I do business with a group of professionals that sincerely care about my well being. I had the same insurance for years, but now with a simple switch, I have saved hundreds of dollars. Not only did I switch, but my entire immediate family met with the group and made a switch, saving them money as well. Trust me, you won't be disappointed working with these fine individuals."
- Jared Pufka