Allstate Expands Uber Partnership to New York State

The new coverage protects rideshare drivers and passengers through commercial auto coverage throughout New York State for rides originating outside of the five boroughs of New York City.

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Allstate (Northbrook, Ill.) has announced that it is expanding its partnership with Uber Technologies, Inc. (San Francisco) to protect rideshare drivers and passengers by providing commercial auto coverage throughout New York state for all rides originating outside of the five boroughs of New York City. The commercial auto offering in New York was effective June 29. The insurer began offering coverage to protect Uber drivers and riders in Illinois, New Jersey and Wisconsin in March 2018.

Mike Barton, President, Allstate Business Insurance.

“Just one of the ways Allstate is innovating and transforming our business to best serve customers and their individual protection needs is by expanding and meeting the commercial auto coverage needs of ridesharing drivers and transportation network companies,” comments Mike Barton, president of Allstate Business Insurance. “Allstate is a leader in the personal transportation industry and committed to providing insurance solutions that address the changing market.”

The policy, managed by Allstate Business Insurance, provides coverage from when a driver-partner turns on the Uber app to begin accepting rides, heads to pick up a rider and through the time when the trip ends, according to the insurer.

“Uber’s commitment to safety includes our pledge that every Uber trip is insured,” comments Curtis Scott, Global Head of Insurance, Uber. “With over 10 million trips daily, we recognize the need for a strong insurance partner like Allstate. We are excited to work with Allstate to bring their trusted brand of service to the Empire State to help protect our riders and driver-partners outside of New York City.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For over a decade he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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