Shipping Coverage Program Terms of Use


Coverage provided by this program covers the parcel or freight and its contents from all risks of physical loss or damage from an external cause (subject to the exclusions listed below) while in transit. All parcel or freight that are covered by this program will be shipped in strict accordance with all regulations of the Carrier. Shipments must originate from the United States of America and/or Canada. Outbound shipments must be sent from the address of the Insured. Coverage is only provided for shipments through commercial parcel or freight companies. Inbound shipments are not covered by this program.

You acknowledge that the insurance coverage is provided by Voyager Indemnity Insurance Company. Voyager is a non-admitted insurer.

If you are shipping using the United States Postal Service, be sure to follow the USPS International Mail Manual rules located here. If you ship a probibited item, there is NO COVERAGE.

All provided information regarding shipments that require coverage must be correct and complete. If incorrect details are provided when insuring a package there will be no coverage. For example: If a package is submitted for insurance and declared as a USPS First Class mail shipment but actually sent via the USPS Priority Mail service, or any other service or carrier, there is no coverage.

In order for a package to be covered, the shipping carrier must have verified acceptance of your package for mailing. This is found on the respective tracking websites of the shipping carriers. If a shipping label is printed but not scanned by the carrier as accepted it is deemed as never been mailed and there is no coverage.


The following terms have specific meanings and appear in bold face type throughout this program:
  1. Carrier means the company that is transporting the parcel or freight covered by this program.
  2. Freight means packages or shipments transported through commercial freight Carriers.
  3. Insured means the Shipper(s), individual(s) or companies who have elected to purchase insurance through this program.
  4. Parcel means packages or shipments transported through parcel carriers.
  5. SHIPSURANCE means the agent, Shipsurance Insurance Services.
  6. Total Insured Value means the total value of the item(s) declared for insurance coverage. Includes the Carrier provided coverage, if any.
  7. We, us and our means Voyager Indemnity Insurance Company.

Coverage Limits:

This insurance covers up to $2,000.00 per package for non USPS First-Class mail shipments and $999.99 for USPS First-Class mail shipments. Maximum coverage per conveyance is $100,000.00.

Pay special attention to the following coverage exclusions and conditions that this Certificate does not cover:


  1. Accounts, bills, currency, cash in transit, evidence of debt, checks, money orders, cash on delivery (COD) payments, coins (collectible coins are not excluded), securities and other negotiable papers, tickets, deeds, notes, gift cards, manuscripts, documents, neon items, hazardous material (per UPS Hazardous Materials List), LCD monitors or screens, televisions (including LCD, plasma, CRT, projection, and similar), perishable cargo or similar property, eggs, any stone or ceramic slabs, automobiles, motorcycles, live animals, flowers, plants, seeds, cigarettes/cigars, cotton, tobacco, windows, plate glass, stained glass, float glass, laptop computers (including tablets computers, ipads and similar electronics), and mobile telephones (including cell phones, smart phones, messaging phones, iPhones, android phones, blackberry phones, and similar).

  2. Shipments sent to Afghanistan, Angola, Brazil, Bolivia, Burma, Congo, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Liberia, Nigeria, North Korea, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela. Any location that would be in violation of any U.S. economic or trade sanctions including OFAC Restricted Countries. For shipments to Russian and other Commonwealth of Independent States countries (includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan) coverage ceases upon touchdown of the aircraft at the airport of destination or upon discharge from the overseas vessel at the destination discharge port.

  3. Parcel(s) or freight that require a signature confirmation or signature required service that are not sent using the required signature service are excluded from coverage.

  4. Loss, damage, shortage, or non-arrival of any parcel or freight and its contents which is addressed incorrectly or packed insufficiently to withstand the normal rigors of transit.

  5. Loss, damage, shortage, or non-arrival of any parcel or freight and its contents when it bears a descriptive label or packaging which describes, or alludes to, the nature of the contents. This includes the manufacturer packaging. International shipments that contain customs declarations are NOT excluded from coverage.

  6. Loss, damage, shortage, or non-arrival of any parcel or freight and the contents when it is obtained by trick, false pretense, or other fraudulent schemes.

  7. Loss, damage, shortage arising out of loss of market, delay, loss of use, clean up costs, decay, inherent vice, or other deterioration, any remote or consequential loss, whether or not arising out of a peril insured against or changes in temperature or humidity.

  8. War Exclusion / Atomic and Nuclear Exclusion:
    In no case shall this insurance cover loss damage or expense caused by
    1. War, civil war, revolution, rebellion, insurrection, or civil strife arising from, or
    2. any hostile act by or against a belligerent power.
    3. Capture, seizure, arrest, restraint or detainment (piracy excepted), and the consequences of any attempt of;
    4. Derelict mines, torpedoes, bombs, or other derelict weapons of war. In no case shall this insurance cover loss damage or expense arising from the use of any weapon of war employing atomic or nuclear fission, fusion or other like reaction or radioactive force or matter.

  9. Mechanical and Electrical Derangement or Mechanical Breakdown - Loss of or damage due to mechanical, electrical, or electronic derangement unless there is evidence of external damage to the parcel or its packaging. Data files and installed computer programs are not covered for erasure, corruption, or loss.

  10. American Institute of Marine Underwriters Extended Radioactive Contamination Exclusion clause.

  11. American Institute of Marine Underwriters Chemical, Biological, Bio-Chemical, Electromagnetic, and Cyber Weapons Exclusion clause.

  12. Shipments involving illegal or controlled substances are excluded from coverage.

  13. Pollution

    This program does not apply to any damage, expense, cost, loss, liability or legal obligation arising out of or in any way related to pollution, however caused. Shipments involving illegal or controlled substances are excluded from coverage.

    Pollution includes the actuaal, alleged or potential presence in or introduction into the environment of any substance if such substance has or is alleged to have, the effect of making the environment impure, harmful, or dangerous. Environment includes any air, land, structure or the air therein, watercourse or water, including underground water. We will hve no duty to defend any suit arrising out of or in any way related to pollution.

  14. Shipments sent through owned, leased or rented vehicles that are not commercial parcel or freight businesses.


    This program shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laows of the State of California.
    The parties agree that any and all claims or disputes arising out of the program or the performance of the program shall be brought in Los Angeles County, California.
    The Insured agrees to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS SHIPSURANCE and us from any loss, liability, damage or costs, including court costs and attorney fees that they may incur due to misreading, misunderstanding, and not following the coverage requirements provided by this program and any applicable endorsements.

    1. All packaging material and damaged goods must be kept in the original form as received. Packaging and damaged goods should not be disposed of or released to the shipping carrier before a claim is completed as photographs will be required. Failure to comply can result in the denial of the claim due to insufficient packing.
    2. Concealed Damage - Allows for the discovery of loss or damage up to 15 days after final delivery. The loss is deemed to have possibly occurred during the insured transit. Discovery of loss or damage occurring 16 days or later after final delivery is deemed to have occurred while the shipment was NOT in transit, and therefore, is not covered.
    3. In case of loss or damage to the covered parcel or freight the folowing must be completed:
      1. The Insured will file immediate notice of non-delivery, damage, or shortage with the Carrier and with SHIPSURANCE.
      2. The recipient will take proper exceptions on the delivery receipt when any loss or damage is apparent at the time of taking delivery.
      3. The Insured will complete a SHIPSURANCE claim form and provide all required documents to SHIPSURANCE within one hundred and twenty (120) calendar days from the date of shipment. If the carrier has liability and their remittance (carrier's claim check and stub) or response has not been received by the Insured within the 120 day timeframe, all other claim paperwork must be received by SHIPSURANCE within one hundred and twenty (120) calendar days from the date of shipment.
      4. A complete claim submission must include a SHIPSURANCE claim form, a copy of the carrier's tracer form, a copy of the invoice or recent appraisal, photos of damaged goods and packaging, a repair estimate, a claim statement signed by the recipient (or intended recipient), and any other documentation requested by SHIPSURANCE. Failure to complete the claim form and follow all claim instructions could lead to non-settlement of claim.
      5. If the shipment is sent by the United States Postal Service (USPS) or consolidators. complete claims must be submitted and received by SHIPSURANCE within one hundred and twenty (120) calendar days of the shipment date. If the claim is for loss the Insured must wait twenty (20 calendar days (Domestic shipments) or 40 calendar days (International shipments) before filing claim with SHIPSURANCE.
      6. Any damage to parcel or freight that was not repaired must be made available to us or SHIPSURANCE, if requested.
      7. Once a claim has been accepted and approved by Shipsurance, prompt payment will be made to the Insured.
      8. We and SHIPSURANCE will rely on the determination of responsibility made by the original Shipping Carrier to assist in substantiating the loss.


      Any provision of this program that is not in conformity with the laws of the state in which this program is issued, is amended to comply with the minimum requirements of such law.


      This program is excess coverage if there is other insurance coverage. After the other insurance has paid up to its limit, our program will provide coverage up to its limit, but not exceeding the remainder of the loss.


      Jewelry (includes necklaces, earrings, watches, rings, bracelets, broaches, etc.) with a value of $500.00 or more must be sent with the direct or adult Signature Confirmation Service provided by the Carrier (must be signed for at delivery). This service is available by most Carriers often at an additional expense to their core shipping service.


      We shall be liable for the invoice value of parcel or freight lost, destroyed or damaged, however, in the event there is no invoice, we shall be liable for the actual cash value of the parcel or freight. Claims for reparis shall be payable for the fair market costs of such repairs. In no event shall claims exceed the value declared prior to shipment and declared for premium purposes.

    SHIPSURANCE reserves the right to diallow any user to purchase SHIPSURANCE insurance at any time within 10 days written, certified notice.

    Special Seller Sourcebook Terms:

    The Seller Sourcebook (SSB) provides this insurance through a third party company. You agree that neither Seller Sourcebook nor any of its affiliates will be liable for any issues or claims that arise from purchasing or using Shipsurance. All claims will be filed through Shipsurance and will be subject to the coverage, terms, conditions and exclusions which are subject to change. You agree that Seller Sourcebook is not responsible for any loss, liability, claim, or demand that relates to insurance. You must communicate with Shipsurance directly regarding any issues involving your shipments.

    You are entirely responsible for ensuring that items you plan to insure are actually covered under the stated terms.


    By purchasing shipping insurance online, you certify that all information provided is accurate and truthful. The submission of a false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement may result in imprisonment of up to 5 years and a fine of up to $10,000 (18 USC 1001). In addition, a civil penalty of up to $5,000 and an assessment of twice the amount falsely claimed may be imposed (31 USC 3802). Warning: any fraudulent claims will make the shipper and/or consignee liable for any prosecution for mail fraud under federal crime code.