Ride share insurance for UberX drivers to be offered by Aviva

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The auto insurer has said that it will start to sell full coverage policies as of February in Toronto, Canada. UberX has faced an ongoing struggle with the ride share insurance issues in Toronto, Canada – as it has in many other places throughout North America and the rest of the world – but things will start to become a little bit easier in February when Aviva starts to offer full auto policies to its drivers. The policy would build on top of existing personal auto insurance coverage for drivers…

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Auto insurance bill for Uber drivers takes another step forward

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Ride sharing services have now cleared another hurdle in obtaining the right coverage in Minnesota. A bill that will require Uber and other types of ride sharing service companies to provide their drivers with a higher level of auto insurance coverage has now stepped beyond yet another milestone within the Minnisota state Senate. The bill was moved forward, recently, by the Senate Transportation Committee following industry official testimony. Officials from Uber spoke in front of the Senate committee. They were in opposition of the bill, while limo and taxi drivers…

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Uber and Lyft fight auto insurance legislation

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Ride-share companies continue to fight legislation that could have a severe impact on their business Ride-share companies Uber and Lyft are fighting legislation that could, essentially, ruin their business. Auto insurance is at the heart of the legislative battle that has been brewing in the ride-share sector for some time. Both Uber and Lyft have been the subject of criticism recently due to the way they handle insurance coverage for their drivers. The matter has become so problematic that government officials have introduced new legislation to address the issue. Legislation…

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Ride sharing service in Iowa comes with potential insurance problems

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Commissioner Nick Gerhart has cautioned drivers that signing up for these programs could negate their coverage. The Iowa insurance commissioner, Nick Gerhart, has released a statement of caution to drivers in the state who are considering participating in ride sharing services, such as Uber, as signing up to give people drives under this type of program could nullify their auto policies. While the Uber service has not yet made its way into Des Moines, the company has been looking at the city. That said, the commissioner spoke in advance of…

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Ride sharing companies to attend hearing before PA House insurance committee

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These alternative transportation businesses, including Lyft and Uber, will be sending to Harrisburg . Today, ride sharing companies, including those based in San Francisco called Uber and Lyft, will be sending representatives to appear at a hearing in Harrisburg before the Pennsylvania House insurance committee. These businesses took their first steps into Pittsburgh earlier this year and have encountered some major challenges. Primary among the problems faced by the ride sharing companies is that the Public Utility Commission (PUC) in the state has declared that the operation of these businesses…

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