Lyft’s auto insurance policy falls under more scrutiny

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Fatal accident puts more focus on ride share insurance coverage A fatal car accident in California may put ride share company Lyft’s auto insurance to the test. The company has been under heavy scrutiny recently regarding its insurance coverage. Some lawmakers have questioned whether Lyft’s coverage was adequate enough to cover accidents and any damage that would be caused by such events. Some had introduced new legislation that would hold ride share companies to higher insurance standards, and these companies had been heavily resistant to such legislative efforts in the…

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Auto insurance bill for ridesharing companies signed in California


This new legislation is designed to close the coverage gaps for drivers in this type of program. Governor Jerry Brown has now signed a controversial bill that is meant to provide a compromise and close the auto insurance gaps while at the same time calling for increased oversight of the rapidly growing industry of ridesharing companies and programs in California. Uber, the largest rideshare company in the industry, simultaneously announced plans for large scale hiring. The announcement made by Uber stated that the hiring would place a focus on bringing…

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Rideshare insurance effort grows in California

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The state is working to boost the coverage requirements for companies such as Lyft and Uber. California may soon require that rideshare insurance minimum coverages be considerably higher than they currently are, in order to give greater protection to riders as well as to make liability a great deal clearer when accidents do occur. A recent proposal would change the current regulations to a minimum of $1 million in coverage. The proposal was created by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and would require rideshare insurance to be comprised of…

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California insurance regulator issues warning about ride sharing coverage

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Companies offering these programs such as Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar claim that their policies don’t have gaps. According to a California insurance industry regulator, there could be some coverage issues faced by participants in the state’s ride sharing programs if they should ever find themselves in the tragic circumstance of a deadly accident. There have been gaps pointed out in the policies of these high tech carpooling systems. At the same time, Lyft, Uber, Sidecar, and other companies that are offering this type of environmentally friendly, affordable program continue to…

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