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At Moovers Chicago, our primary goal is to transport your possessions safely. Even with all of our collective experience and expertise, accidents still may happen. To protect against the unlikely event of damage or loss, we provide a range of options.
It is important to consider loss and damage protection before your move. Assessing the value of your possessions can be difficult and may take some time. You can use the amount of your homeowners (or renters) insurance coverage as a reference. Your move is not automatically fully insured to the full value of your property in case of loss or damage.
Option 1: Default – Minimum Carrier Liability (already included in your estimate)
Like any move, long-distance moves require planning and detailed logistics. Here are few tips that are particularly helpful:
Without purchasing additional coverage, you already have the default, mandated insurance as part of our standard intrastate (within Illinois) packages. Any item that is damaged or lost during the move will be compensated for a value of $0.30 per pound per article. For example, a 10 lb. lamp x 30 cents = $3.00. You would be compensated $3.00 for that specific lamp.
Option 2: Declared Value
With this option, you and Moovers Chicago are agreeing to share the liability at a higher amount than Option 1 ($0.30/lb option). You determine the value of your entire shipment (not just individual items). This declared amount becomes the maximum liability. The fee charged for this option is $2 for every $100 of declared value. For example a shipment declared at $20,000, an additional $400 will be added to the transportation charge.
If there is a claim, each damaged item will be repaired, replaced or compensated according to its depreciated value, not to exceed the shipment’s declared value. In the previous example, the maximum compensation is $20,000.
Option 3: Insurance (Third-Party Insurance)
This is “all risk” insurance coverage from a third-party insurance company and can be either depreciated or full replacement insurance. Like car insurance, deductibles are usually available to mitigate policy cost. For moving insurance coverage, please visit MovingInsurance.com online or call 888-893-8835.
Which Option is Right for You?
The choice of loss and protection options, will greatly depend on the value of your possessions and your budget, naturally. Considering the value of your possessions in both monetary or sentimental terms, the objective is to balance minimizing your anxiety of loss or damage (promoting your peace of mind) versus budgetary constraints. If your load contains particularly high-value goods or you’re planning a very complex move, full insurance from a third-party vendor is the right option. Perhaps your budge is simply too tight and your items are easily replaced, the default option may be the best route. Whatever option is chosen, we will always first attempt to make repairs to a damaged item.
If you still have questions or need further guidance from our specialist, please contact us.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Us
My Moovers team was incredible! Enrique, Juan, and Victor did a great job. They didn’t let the bitter cold or blustery snow slow them down. I still don’t know how they carry so many boxes at once. They were super efficient, friendly, and pleasant to work with. I haaaaate moving, but I hope I get this crew next time! Thanks again. 🙂
This was my first time using Moovers Chicago. They were ahead of schedule, so they called to see if they could arrive early. Enrique, Abner, Nick and Mariuin were extremely efficient and professional. They managed to finish my move in 3 hours, when the estimate was for 4-6. Would definitely use this company again!
The Moovers team made my recent move to Chicago an easy process. Felipe, who led a team including Miguel and Jose, made a fantastic trio. They made sure everything got down, over, and up into my new place quickly and in perfect condition. While moves can be stressful, they made the day easier to manage, and everyone behind the scenes made sure I understood the costs and timing. Thanks, Moovers!
Hired for a 3 bedroom apartment move and Marcos and his crew were amazing!! They completed our move very quickly - in half the estimated time. We came in waaay under the estimated cost! Would 100% use them for every and any move going forward. After a terrible experience with Two Men and a Truck around this same move I was very pleasantly surprised at how different this company was!
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These dudes are awesome! I cannot remember the names of all the movers, but Ceasar and his team were great! We gave them cupcakes after such an amazing job they did. Unfortunately there was an error on my end with giving them my number, but despite that they absolutely crushed our move! They were fantastic and I could not give them enough praise! They even performed under our estimated quote. My fiance and I could not be happier. They earned their tip fair and square. No damage to anything and all of our stuff was treated with care.
We moved from Chicago to the suburbs today with this company. I am truly amazed by the professionalism level of their two guys - Abner and Caesar. They arrived on time and were very polite in their behavior. They climbed 3 level of stairs without even resting for a bit. They were very careful and diligent in moving our stuff without a single scratch or damage. I would like to recommend this business to everyone looking for movers service in Chicago area.