Safeco Closes Gap in Coverage for Uber and Lyft Drivers

Safeco Closes Gap in Coverage for Uber and Lyft Drivers

A new trend in transportation services has revolutionized the industry. Limited to taxi ride, bus fare or private rental, arriving from A to B without your personal vehicle is old news. Private services such as Uber and Lyft has provided easy transportation with the click of your mobile device. These services, however, have since been challenging to find in select markets because of an existing gap in insurance coverage. Personal auto policies cover your personal vehicle for personal use, and exclude coverage of “public or livery conveyance.” Commercial policies cover established companies providing network transportation. The gap: your personal insurance is excluded the moment that you turn on the app saying you are available to drive, the commercial policy does not go into effect until you are on your way to your passenger, leaving a coverage gap which makes Uber and Lyft services dangerous liabilities for their drivers.

Until now.

Safeco Insurance has announced a new rideshare plan to bridge this gap, providing coverage for these private transportation services throughout Minnesota.

Finally, Minnesota drivers and passengers can all ride in peace knowing they are protected. To learn further details on these policies, give your broker at Hanlon and Associates a call. We are happy to help discuss how your plan, new or old, will protect you.

 

 

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