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What USPS services include insurance coverage and offer additional insurance?

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USPS includes limited insurance coverage for certain packages and services at no additional charges.

See the table below for specific services and included insurance from USPS:
 

Included Insurance 

USPS Insured Service Commercial Plus Pricing Commercial Base Pricing
Priority Mail (domestic) up to $100 up to $50
Priority Mail (international)* up to $200 up to $200
Priority Mail Express (domestic) up to $100 up to $100
Priority Mail Express (international) up to $200 up to $200
* Nonnegotiable documents shipped Priority Mail International will be insured up to $100 to cover the costs of reconstructing lost or damaged documents. 

Other USPS services do not include insurance in the label price:

If you'd like to insure over the USPS included insurance or add insurance to a service that USPS does not cover, you can add additional insurance coverage with Shipsurance. Shipsurance insurance is available when a form of delivery confirmation is on the shipment.

 

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    Sharon Sexton

    Hello -

    Does this statement " Shipsurance insurance is available when a form of delivery confirmation is on the shipment i.e. delivery confirmation, signature confirmation, adult signature confirmation." mean that insurance is ONLY available for purchase when adding a form of delivery confirmation?

    If so, where is that request added? Can it be a default and / or included in a shipping rule?

     

    Thanks!

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    Jennifer R. [ShippingEasy]

    Great question, Sharon!  

    Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, First Class Package Service (not including the Large/Flat Envelope) and Parcel Select shipments automatically include delivery confirmation.  On the READY TO SHIP page, you'll notice under "Your Shipping Cost" that it says Delivery Confirmation ... FREE.

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    Media Mail is eligible for delivery confirmation, but it is not included in the service.  You can add a confirmation service from the "Additional Shipment Options" > _"_Confirmation" drop down menu. 

    Additional_Shipment_Options.jpg

    First Class Large/Flat Envelope, however, is never eligible for added delivery confirmation, or insurance.

    Unfortunately, there is not an option at this time to add these as part of a Saved Selection or Shipping Rule.



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