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Local Moving Insurance

Our teams of movers are highly trained in handling your belongings with care. Although rare, sometimes, unforeseen events happen, resulting in damage or loss during a move. It happens to all movers in NYC. For that reason, it’s important you understand and familiarize yourself with liability and insurance options prior to relocation. Below are the three common choices to think about prior to hiring movers:

Limited Liability for Movers in NYC
In accordance with New York state law, we offer basic liability as part of every move. This type of liability represents the minimum coverage legally required and comes at no extra charge to the customer. For items damaged or lost during a move, you will receive $.30 per pound, per article. Please be aware that this kind of coverage does not provide you with substantial protection.

Added Valuation 
In the event of loss or damage, this type of coverage assures payment based on the depreciated value of the item. This coverage costs $5 for every $1,000 of valuation placed upon the items included in your move. This more realistic approach places more of the financial responsibility on the mover. Call one of our moving consultants at 800-266-8387 to learn more about added-valuation protection.

Third Party Insurance 
If the items you are planning to move include high-value objects, such as antiques, expensive furnishings, or art, you may consider purchasing a separate insurance policy to provide you with more substantial coverage. We recommend you first check your homeowner’s insurance policy to see if your belongings are covered in transit. If you decide to purchase insurance from a different carrier, you may wish to do your own research or check out our preferred vendor,


stephanie potteiger
stephanie potteiger
21:17 15 Mar 17
Amazing customer service. Very helpful both on the phone and in person. I had to make a change to my moving date and they made it happen with no problems or questions asked. Three guys came in and loaded all of my furniture and boxes onto the truck we didn't have to lift a finger and took it to storage for free. They even measured it on the truck so I knew exactly how big of a room I needed and nothing more. I will recommend them to everyone!!! Thank you so much for making a very stressful situation so convenient!!read more
Cigdem Tankut
Cigdem Tankut
18:59 14 Mar 17
A little over a month ago, I rented a storage space from Moishe's Moving and Storage. I was not looking forward to the day of my move because moving is a very stressful experience. The truck was on time. The two men who did an excellent job of loading, driving and unloading ,were polite, considerate and capable. When we got there, Chris was most helpful in showing me the available spaces.The building was well kept. The paper work was very straight forward. I thank everyone at this storage facility for making my move a very pleasant experience. I am getting ready to rent a second space there this month I know I am in good hands with Moishe's Moving and more
George Delgado
George Delgado
17:45 14 Mar 17
We spoke and met with a number of moving companies for estimates, and found Moishe's was both the most professional and the best value. Special thanks to Patrick who did a thorough walk through and put together the estimate, Flavio and his crew for the actual move, and Kat who handled all of the coordination and admin. They stayed in touch as moving day approached and allowed us to easily reschedule when the sale of our apartment was postponed. On moving day they arrived right on time, worked very hard and fast to get everything on the truck and unloaded on the other end. This was our best move every. Very pleased!read more
Claude Chu
Claude Chu
12:03 04 Mar 17
Nice easy smooth move from my old house to my new apartment after my divorce. I called about a week earlier and asked for a ball park quote which Chris was nice enough to give me. I worked for Moishe's in the 80's when he first started the business so I kind of knew what to expect. The crew came early and the move went flawlessly. The packed everything nicely and took care of my stuff like their own. I would highly recommend them. Chris did a follow up call to make sure I was happy with my more
Petra Kotyzova
Petra Kotyzova
23:00 02 Mar 17
We moved our 1BR apt in NYC just recently. Moishe's team was excellent on all levels! Great group of guys who were extremely good and cautious at wrapping our furniture and personal things. Nothing got damaged in the move! Guys were very professional and over all very pleasant to deal with. We got a good deal too (much less than Flat rate). We will definitely use them in the future again if need be and would recommend them to more
Suzanne Kennedy
Suzanne Kennedy
00:05 25 Feb 17
Moishe's Moving and Storage is absolutely THE BEST!!! I've moved way more times than I can count and they are the best movers I've ever used! My first experience with Moishe's was in late summer of 2015 when they moved an organizing client of mine from their 2 bedroom apt in Brooklyn to their renovated brownstone. Frank was the foreman and he expertly wrapped and packed their furniture and antiques. He was absolutely meticulous!! Another client of mine used them this past December and again they did an excellent job. Finally, Moishe's moved me at the end of January 2017 and Frank was the supervisor. A lot of my furniture and china, etc. went into storage. Frank was again meticulous and diligent in making sure that all of my items were packed and wrapped with expert care for storage and then managed to fit them all in my storage unit!! I can't say enough good things about Moishe's -- they rock!!!read more
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Long Distance Moving Insurance

Sometimes, even though uncommon, accidents happen. The result is damage or loss during a move. Therefore, it’s important customers understand how they can protect their possessions by purchasing liability and insurance prior to relocation. Here are a couple long-distance moving coverage options to consider prior to hiring a moving company.

Released-Value Protection
Under federal regulation, at no additional charge to the customer, we offer this coverage as part of long-distance moves. For damaged or lost items during a move, you receive $.60 per pound per article. However, this does not give you ample coverage.

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Third Party Insurance
Do you have prized family possessions, or highly valuable objects such as antiques or art? If so, you may wish to acquire a separate insurance policy for more substantial coverage.

First, check your homeowner’s insurance policy to confirm whether your belongings are covered in transit. If you decide to purchase insurance from a different carrier, you may wish to do your own research or check out our preferred vendor,


Insurance Options for Commercial and Business Moves

As with personal local and long distance moving, unforeseen events happen with commercial moves as well.  To help you understand liability and insurance options, here is a list of common choices to think about before hiring movers:

Limited Liability

As with local and long distance moves, we offer basic liability as part of every business move. This kind of insurance represents the bare minimum coverage legally required by law; there no extra charge to the customer. For items damaged or lost during a move, you receive $.30 per pound, per article. Again, this is not substantial coverage!

For instance, if a 50-pound desk, worth $500.00, were damaged during a move, you would be entitled to $15.00 compensation. Additionally, if all your property were lost during a move, the maximum you could receive in reimbursement would be $2,500.

Added Valuation

This coverage calculates payment based on the depreciated value of the item. The cost is $5 for every $1,000 of valuation given to the items included in the move. This more realistic approach places more of the financial responsibility on the mover. If you have questions, call one of our moving consultants at 800-266-8387 to learn more.

Third Party Insurance

If you plan to move high-value objects such as expensive furnishings, a separate insurance policy may be in order. Third party insurance will give more coverage.

Before purchasing such a policy, review your business insurance policy. Your belongings may already be covered in transit. Should you decide to purchase a policy from a different carrier, make sure to do your research. You may also wish to include our preferred vendor,, in your search.