Why Insurers Are Driving Into Rideshares, Despite Speed Bumps in Coverage

  • Natalie Mattila
  • June 27, 2017
Auto insurers already feared the concept of the rideshare: How would they cover the drivers when the app was on or off? And what if there was a passenger or package in the vehicle at the time of the accident? But there’s another less noted concept bringing caution to the wind: Rideshare drivers are accepting […]

Mercury Insurance Expands Rideshare Coverage

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 8, 2017
Mercury Insurance has expanded its rideshare insurance offerings to Illinois and Oklahoma, just a few weeks after joining online insurance comparison shopping platform CoverHound. Los Angeles-based Mercury began offering the rideshare coverage in January 2016 in California. With the expansion into Illinois and Oklahoma — which was announced last week — Mercury’s markets now include California, Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Illinois. […]

CoverHound Joins Rideshare Insurance Market, Eyes Autonomous Cars Next

  • Emma Sandler
  • April 21, 2017
Online insurance comparison shopping platform CoverHound is joining in on the booming rideshare market, and eventually the autonomous vehicle insurance space as well, Mobility Buzz has learned. The platform partnered with several large carriers to offer auto insurance quotes in 24 states for people who drive for rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. The San Francisco, […]