When moving your employees, it is important to help them understand the valuation coverage protection that will be included for their household goods move. One benefit of a partnership with the moving provider is the “full replacement valuation coverage” clause that is included in the partnership service agreement.
According to the American Moving and Storage Association, 80% or more (4 out of 5) of household goods moves have no claim filed which has been consistent for more than a decade. Most household moves go very well, but when there is damage during the move, it is important for the moving provider to respond quickly to help the employee get this settled as soon as possible so they can focus on settling their family in the new city during the transition.
The next time you need to explain the definition of the valuation coverage to your team, always refer to the 5 C’s:
“Valuation is Coverage for household goods while they are in Care, Custody, and Control of the Carrier (Moving Provider).”
International household goods moves require the employees to complete a separate valued inventory to determine the replacement value of the shipment
Other items that can be added to the valuation coverage during the move include pairs and sets, and mechanical malfunction. Be sure and discuss with your moving provider other coverage’s recommended for your employee relocation. This is another great way to elevate the experience for your employees and give them peace of mind before moving their most personal possessions to the new location.
Call to action: Ask your relocation partner about valuation coverage for your employee household goods moves. Many times, a partnership agreement will include full replacement valuation coverage at no additional extra cost. This will give both you and your employees peace of mind when moving the household goods.
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