UPDATE: If you’re looking for a rideshare friendly policy, we’ve actually got a list of insurance options by state available here: http://therideshareguy.com/rideshare-insurance-options-for-drivers/
More and more states/companies are adding options every day so make sure you bookmark that page and check back often as we are constantly updating it!
Insurance has been a huge sticking point for drivers ever since I started this blog almost a year ago. It still has a ways to go but there has been some progress lately. Today, RSG contributor, Scott Van Maldegiam takes a look at the options in his home state of Illinois and lets us know who he ended up getting insurance with.
If you’d like to take a look at our updated database of insurance options by state, please click here.
Ridesharing has been a fantastic revolution for both riders and drivers. With that being said though, I feel riders and drivers may not really understood some of the risks and/or have decided to just ignore them. While I didn’t ignore these risks completely, there were some risks I was worried about. One of those risks was the risk of getting dropped by my auto insurance company if they found out I was driving for Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. Thankfully, the insurance industry is finally waking up and starting to come out with rideshare friendly products.
Today, I am finally able to come out of the closet and declare that I am a rideshare driver! No longer do I have to keep my part-time job from my insurance company. I made the switch and now I have peace of mind knowing that should I get into an accident, I won’t have to lie to my insurance company.
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One of our pet projects here at The Rideshare Guy is highlighting auto insurance products that are rideshare friendly. Today, we are starting with Illinois since it is my home state. In Illinois, there are three insurance companies that provide rideshare friendly products: Metromile, Liberty Mutual, and Erie Insurance. Since alphabetical order has always been a pet peeve of mine having a last name at the end of the alphabet, I will tackle each of these in reverse alphabetical order. [Read more…]