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Shipping Insurance in Sacramento CA & Roseville CA

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 Sierra Oak 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/.

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Sierra Oak Insurance Services

9700 Business Park Drive, Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95827
Main office: 916-823-8707
Toll free: 888-590-5282
Fax: 916-364-7381

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Testimonials

I’m extremely confident with my policy that I have with Sierra Oak. They recommend strong coverage options and make sure that I always have what I need. They constantly keep me informed of new coverage offers and discounts, and they’re also always willing to shop around for better rates. I feel very safe with them and I know that I’m paying for what I truly need and nothing more.

Christina Moore
They always respond quickly, whether it be through email or phone. Upon signing up they gave me a contact list of who’s in charge of what policy so I could save time by contacting them directly. If they don’t know an answer to a question, they’ll find out and get back to me within the day. Great customer service!

Katie Deither
The thing I enjoy most about Sierra Oak is all the people are so easy to talk to! They keep me informed by educating me about different coverage options, terms, and discounts. I use them for my company and when we have an audit, they explain all the reports in an easy to understand way, and also send me anything I need. They’re always right on top of things and never miss a beat.

Cheryl Bridgewater
They know you when you call they know about you, direct contact feel like a person and not another number. I am confident in what they offer, they keep me informed and keep shopping for better rates…the people easy to talk to, they educate me on terms and we have an audit and explain reports and send me anything I need.

Carla Neiswender, Saputo Construction