Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. This is free insurance offered at a minimal level. It provides an insured value of 60 cents per pound per article. Most customers do choose to purchase additional third-party coverage for a minimal fee, or select full-value coverage, especially if they have high-value items to transport.

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a longer distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.