Shipping Insurance

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 Bethany Insurance Agency 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/.

Bethany Insurance Agency

190 E Arrow Hwy Unit I,

San Dimas, CA 91773

Main office: (909) 305-0070
Fax: (909) 305-0087

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

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Testimonials

Michael, Daniel and the rest of the staff are great to work with. By far the best insurance agents my office has ever had the pleasure of working with. There customer service is second to none and their rates are very competitive. I couldn't ask for anything more. These guys really are the best. I would recommend giving them a call.
Sam from Costa Mesa
We have had our insurance business with Bethany Insurance for a number of years and always receive awesome service. On our last renewal, Mike S helped us save even more while keeping our same coverage. I highly recommend Bethany Insurance and have several family members doing business with them. Thank you Mike and Bethany Insurance.
A M. from Glendora
These guys are awesome! I was referred to Daniel through one of my closest friends. Daniel initially started my car insurance quote when I was fed up with my last agency. Everyone here is super friendly. Someone is always available to take my call. When Daniel wasn't around to help, Chris was able to assist. All of them are super knowledgeable and helped me switch services easily. I called and emailed Chris a lot to get all my paperwork handled. I'm surprised they didn't refuse my business. Jk. They were so helpful that I switched my bros' and dad's insurance policies to them too. Definitely happy they helped. They made the process super easy.
Amy P. from Santa Ana
I'm a mortgage broker and I need a place to refer all my clients, and Michael Shehata has been my number 1 guy. I tell my clients they can shop around and look for the best deal, but I already have. I refer everyone to Mike at Bethany and he never disappoints to beat anyone's rates and service. I would recommend him to all my friends and family as well. Thank You Bethany!
Andrew Y. from Anaheim
I dont go to yelp and post reviews unless it is 5 or 1. I was given a Home Insurance quote for $500 by some other agency initially and Michael from Bethany reviewed it with me to inform that it had minimal coverage. And they also helped me get a quote when Mercury rejected it due to fire hazard issues. Helping me evaluate or smoothen the process is the best value Bethany provides. I will refer Bethany to as many as ​I ​ can.
Leela Krishna K. from Cerritos