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CoverHound (San Francisco), an online insurance comparison shopping platform, has announced that it will offer auto insurance quotes to the drivers of rideshare services, such as Uber and Lyft. The new service aims to help drivers find the best rideshare coverage options among leading insurers that CoverHound represents, including Safeco, Progressive, Mercury, Foremost, State Auto, CSE, Kemper and National General.
CoverHound reports that its rideshare insurance offering is now available for Uber, Lyft and other rideshare drivers in 24 states, and the company aims to expand nationwide by the end of 2017. Rideshare drivers can begin the process of finding insurance policies through CoverHound’s site. The company says that licensed advisors are available to help rideshare drivers find the option that suit their needs.
Keeping Up with Innovation and Disruption
“Insurance can’t be content with maintaining the status quo; our industry must keep up with constant innovations and disruptions in transportation and the sharing economy,” comments Keith Moore, CEO, CoverHound. “Ridesharing is a phenomenon, and we are committed to helping drivers find the coverage they need on our online comparison platform.”
The 24 states that CoverHound will be offering the rideshare coverage are Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.