NUMBERED INSURED MAIL
For monetary value amounts for numbered insured
articles, refer to Module R of the DMM. Unlike
unnumbered insured, a record of delivery is
maintained at the delivery post office for numbered
insured mail. The addressee must sign for numbered
insured articles when the articles are delivered and a
record of delivery is kept by the post office of delivery.
The fee for numbered insured mail is based upon
the liability coverage requested. Liability amounts can
be found in Module R of the DMM. The appropriate
fee for a numbered insured article is collected from the
customer in addition to the applicable postage and any
other fees. Refer to Module R of the DMM for
Completing the Mailing Receipt
After determining that the article is mailable,
complete Insured Mail Receipt (PS Form 3813-P) (see
figure 5-5). The PS Form 3813-P is completed in a
similar manner as the PS Form 3813. It is an
original-only form that is retained by the mailer. No
copy or record is kept at the post office of mailing.
Other special services such as PAL, restricted delivery
and return receipts can be combined with numbered
The following instructions explain how to
complete PS Form 3813-P:
Block 1: Enter amount of postage to be collected
(include surcharge, discount or PAL fee).
Block 2: Ask the mailer whether the package presented
for insurance contains fragile, liquid or perishable
matter. If so, then mark the appropriate box.
Block 3: Enter insurance fee based on the amount of
Block 4: Enter the amount of insurance coverage. This
amount must be the actual value of the content(s).
Block 5: Enter fee(s) for additional services requested.
Block 6: Enter the total of postage and fee(s) to be
Block 7: Enter name of addressee (individual or firm).
Block 8: Enter street address and number.
Block 9: Enter city, state and ZIP Code, or APO/FPO
Block 10: Postmark with APDS.
Numbered Insured Endorsement
After completing the form, detach the numbered
insured mail stub from the left side of the PS Form
3813-P. Peel the protective tape from the back of the
stub and place the stub on the address side of the article
above the address and to the right of the return address,
leaving room to affix postage stamps (see figure 5-6).
Special handling service provides preferential
handling to the extent practicable in dispatch and
1315 DAVIS AVE
COOKVILLE TN 38501
PCSN JACK FROST
6490 SAUFLEY FIELD RD
PENSACOLA FL 32509
Figure 5-4. An example of an Unnumbered Insured Elliptical Stamp.