Boston magazine's Best of Boston®2017 - Best Movers

Our Insurance

We are fully licensed, insured and committed to your complete satisfaction. That’s why we go the extra mile to make sure your belongings arrive at their destination safely and on time.

Local Residential Moving & Storage Protection

RARE Moving & Storage offers three protection options from which you may choose prior to the start of your move. The option you select establishes RARE Moving Company, Inc.’s maximum liability for your goods, subject to the rules contained in RARE Moving Company, Inc.’s tariff and the terms and conditions on the back of our bill of lading. Please note that options 1 and 2 are for shipments in transit within the state of Massachusetts. Option 3 can be applied to both transit and storage.

Option 1: Basic Liability

As a licensed common carrier in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, RARE Moving is required to provide Basic Liability coverage for all goods moved. If you do not select additional coverage, this coverage is automatically provided to you at no charge. Under this coverage, our maximum legal liability is limited to $0.60 per pound per article. This is insufficient protection for most situations. It is only recommended when accompanied by an insurance policy that covers goods in transit.

Option 2: Transit Damage Protection

For customers seeking some additional protection, we offer Transit Damage Protection. This option meets most needs at a reasonable charge of $99. Transit Damage Protection limits RARE Moving Company, Inc.’s liability to the first $3000 at Actual Cash Value for damage repair/replacement. For amounts in excess of $3000, RARE’s liability will be limited to $0.60 per pound per article.

Option 3: Actual Cash Value

This option is based on the declared actual cash value of the entire shipment by the shipper and can be found on our Premiums Valuation Table.

If any article is lost, destroyed, or damaged while in transit and in custody of RARE Moving Company, Inc., RARE will cover the least of the following amounts: the actual cash value of the property immediately before the loss; the cost of reasonably restoring the property to its condition immediately before the loss; the cost of replacing the property with substantially identical property. All claims are subject to the rules contained in RARE Moving Company, Inc.’s tariff and the terms and conditions on the back of our bill of lading.

“Fantastic movers! On time, under budget, and VERY PERSONABLE. Made my moving experience a much more peaceful than when I tried to move myself a couple years back.”

- Camara S. in Boston, MA

Interstate Moving Protection

For interstate shipments we offer two valuation options for you to choose from to protect your goods.

Option 1: Basic Liability

Basic liability is the minimum coverage under which your goods can be released and is provided at no additional charge. Under this coverage our maximum legal liability is limited to $0.60 per pound per article. This is insufficient protection for most situations. It is only recommended when accompanied by an insurance policy that covers goods in transit.

Option 2: Full Value Protection

The best protection in the industry. Full Value coverage, provides for repair, replacement or reimbursement (whichever is less) at today’s replacement cost. No depreciation is applied. This coverage extends to pairs and sets. If RARE cannot replace an exact duplicate to match the other item(s) in a pair or set, we will replace the pair or set and salvage rights may be exercised. View our Interstate Valuation Table.

Full Value coverage must be purchased at an amount which is at least equal to the shipment weight multiplied by $5.00 per pound, or $5000, whichever is greater. You can declare a higher value than the minimum and can purchase Full Value at a reduced cost by choosing one of our deductible options from $250 to $1000.


International Moving Protection

Basic liability coverage for the loss or damage of transported goods is offered. Additional protection options are available to cover items exceeding basic liability.

Option 1: Basic Liability

Basic liability covers loss or damage while in RARE’s care at a released value of $0.60 per pound. This is insufficient in most cases and is only recommended when goods are covered through another policy.

Option 2: Depreciated Value Protection

Coverage provides for repair or replacement according to current market value cost of equivalent item at destination, based on the depreciated value of the item. Declared value must be at minimum of $6.00 per pound.

Option 3: Replacement Cost Protection

This covers the full cost of repair or replacement of lost or damaged items, based on the cost of an equivalent item at the country of destination. Replacement Cost Protection coverage insures against direct personal loss from pack date to delivery date and includes 60 days of storage coverage. An extension beyond this time limit is available. Declared value must be at minimum $8.00 per pound.


Valued Inventory

In order to protect your shipment adequately, a valued inventory must be completed prior to pickup. If you have your item listed for other purposes in a computer program, just print a copy for us and sign the valued inventory for the selected amount of coverage. Please check the list prior to printing to make sure that the items reflect replacement cost at destination.

Coverage provides for repair or replacement according to current market value cost of equivalent item at destination, based on the depreciated value of the item. Declared value must be at minimum of $6.00 per pound.

Exclusions

The following items are subject to exclusion from claims under all options:

  • Items of extraordinary value not listed on the High Value Inventory form
  • Lamps, lamp shades, artwork, pictures, mirrors, and statues not crated or boxed by RARE Moving Company, Inc.
  • Live or artificial plants
  • Any marble or glass not boxed or crated by RARE Moving Company, Inc.
  • Any damaged item found in boxes not packed by RARE Moving Company, Inc.
  • Missing hardware for items not disassembled by RARE Moving Company, Inc.
  • Pressboard, particle board, or ready-to-assemble furniture
  • Previously damaged or repaired items
  • Mechanical or electrical derangement or breakdown of any mechanical, electrical or electromechanical equipment or devices unless there is physical evidence of external damage to such property
  • Inevitable loss(es) caused by inherent defect or vices including but not limited to wear and tear, loose veneer, dried glue, gold leaf plaster frames

Serving the Boston Area and Beyond

To learn more about how we can help you, call us at (617) 825-7273 or email info@bostonraremovers.com.

Get Your FREE Estimate
Total Declared Shipment Value Transit Premium
Zero Deductible
Storage Premium
Zero Deductible
$10,000 $130 $20
$15,000 $160 $30
$20,000 $190 $40
$25,000 $200 $50
$30,000 $210 $55
$35,000 $220 $60
$40,000 $230 $65
$45,000 $240 $70
$50,000 $250 $75
$60,000 $270 $80
$70,000 $290 $85
$80,000 $310 $90
$90,000 $330 $95
$100,000 $350 $100
OVER $100,000 $25.00 PER $25K $25.00 PER $25K
DEDUCTIBLE
Maximum Valuation $0 $250 $500 $750 $1000
$5,000 $87 $70 $57 $41 $38
$10,000 $114 $92 $74 $54 $48
$15,000 $141 $113 $91 $67 $58
$20,000 $168 $135 $108 $87 $68
$25,000 $195 $157 $126 $92 $78
$30,000 $222 $179 $143 $105 $88
$35,000 $249 $200 $160 $117 $98
$40,000 $276 $222 $160 $117 $98
$45,000 $303 $244 $195 $143 $118
$50,000 $330 $265 $212 $156 $128
$55,000 $357 $287 $230 $167 $138
$60,000 $384 $309 $247 $181 $148
$65,000 $411 $330 $264 $194 $158
$70,000 $438 $352 $282 $206 $168
$75,000 $465 $374 299 $219 $178
$80,000 $492 $396 $316 $232 $188
$85,000 $519 $417 $334 $244 $198
$90,000 $546 $439 $351 257 $208
$100,000 $573 $461 $368 $270 $218
$110,000 $600 $482 $386 $283 $228
$120,000 $627 $504 $403 $295 $238
$130,000 $654 $526 $421 $308 $248
$140,000 $681 $547 $438 $321 $258
*Please contact us at (617) 825-7273 for amounts over $140,000