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How Much Does USPS Insurance Cost the Consumer

Forward of July 9th, 2023 - purchasing insurance for domestic sends through USPS has a minimum fee of $2.70 for $50 coverage. For $100 in valuables, it's $3.45.

Such prices are factored by the declared value of your item being sent. Scaled by increments of $100 on up to $600 ($12.15 fee).

Coverages are then calculated by amounts up to $5000.00 coverage.

Note: as of July 10, 2022 priority mail included $100 insurance (prior was $50 in coverage).


IMPORTANT - always keep all receipts and documentation as these may be required by the USPS to file a claim in the event that damage or loss has occurred [PS Form 1000].

According to USPS, some exclusions may apply. Noting that insurance may not be available for some types of delivery services.

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