Originally offered to Uber’s driver-partners in four states, Allstate’s specialty coverage for Uber drivers is now available across 11 more locations.
The coverage is now available in Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Along with the four states where the coverage had already launched – Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin – the product is now available in 15 states.
“We know consumers are embracing the sharing economy,” said Allstate executive vice-president Tom Troy. “We want to grow by protecting people from life’s uncertainties, including those within this emerging market. We’re excited to expand our partnership with Uber and bring Allstate’s legacy of safety to even more people.”
The expanded commercial coverage for Uber also includes the rideshare company’s food delivery service – Uber Eats – in certain states.
“We are committed to ensuring our riders and driver-partners are protected throughout each and every trip,” remarked Uber vice-president of safety and insurance Gus Fuldner. “We are excited to expand our partnership with Allstate and look forward to working together for the safety of our communities.”
Managed by Allstate Business Insurance, the policies insure the entire process of an Uber trip – from when a driver-partner turns on the Uber app, to rider pick up and during the trip. Riders are protected under Allstate policies at no additional cost to driver-partners.