On November 6, 2017, The NJ Division of Consumer Affairs increased the minimum liability rule for loss or damage during moving or while in storage with a licensed public mover from $0.60 per pound, to $1.00 per pound per article. The new rule only applies to the items moved during an intrastate move (NJ to NJ). Consumers are advised that since this is the minimum coverage required by law, there is no charge for it, but it may not be enough coverage for loss or damage to personal possessions entrusted to a public mover. Consumers planning to move should consider purchasing additional insurance coverage through their renters or homeowners policy, or another insurance company. The public mover’s liability set by federal rules for interstate moves (NJ to another state) will remain $0.60 per pound per article.