Thanks for all the responses to my question.
I’ve looked into the possibilities and it seems that the two 3rd
party insurors mentioned are my best bet. I haven’t decided on which
one to use, but have looked at the and telephoned both
U-Pic and Parcel-Pro. I got a higher quote for my insurance from
U-Pic, but they seem more flexible, in that I just can just purchase
a policy on a single shipment without going through a long process or
creating an ongoing account. Parcel-Pro sent me a form to fill out,
asking for business references and a history of my losses in the last
three years, so the process is a little more cumbersome at the front
end, but they bid less on the actual insurance charge for this
package and they apparently have ongoing relationships with specific
I’d appreciate it if anyone who has used either or both of them
could report on their experiences, positive or negative.