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Uber Insurance in Mount Vernon WA & Skagit County WA

Do you drive an Uber? If so, it's time to start thinking about how well you're insured. Now, Uber itself has a ridesharing insurance policy, but it doesn't cover every risk you might be exposed to, and it could be changed at any time. Having your own policy means that you will always know what your coverage is and thus how to act accordingly.

In general, ridesharing insurance comes in two versions.

  • First, comprehensive coverage focuses on giving you all of the coverage you may need while providing rides to other people. This includes a comprehensive liability policy, bodily injury coverage, collision insurance, and related policy elements.
  • Supplemental coverage is different and focuses on filling in the gaps that a ridesharing service's insurance policy does not cover. For example, the ridesharing service may not cover a vehicle before that vehicle is matched to a rider—so if you're involved in a collision before you find someone to pick up, you'd need to use your own policy instead.

Both forms of coverage are viable options. If you're not sure which policy is best for you, talk to one of our agents about Uber insurance and discuss your options.

Uber Insurance Requirements

Most drivers who work with Uber or another ridesharing company can get this extra coverage. However, the way you interact with a ridesharing company may affect the type of coverage you're offered. When you speak with a WAFD Insurance Group Inc. agent, it’s helpful to have the following information on hand:

  • History of Ridesharing: How experienced are you with ridesharing, and have you had any trouble in the past? Experienced drivers with few or no incidents may be able to get a better rate.
  • Frequency of Work: How often do you provide ridesharing services? Is it something you do on the weekends for some extra cash, or are you offering rides as a full-time job?
  • Type of Vehicle: What type of vehicle do you use, and more importantly, what are its safety ratings? Vehicles with an outstanding safety rating—particularly in parts of the vehicle where passengers are seated—may be easier to insure.

Other Things to Know About Ridesharing Insurance

Ridesharing is still a relatively new industry, and it's almost certainly going to continue changing over the next few years. Insurance policies will be changing with it, and factors like which company you partner with, how safe the rides are judged to be, and even how much the industry earns may affect your policy and your premiums.

The most important principles at this time are laid out in a policy paper adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and drivers are encouraged to read this and familiarize themselves with concepts like "periods" (when each form of insurance applies), potential insurance requirements, and how much coverage is needed when providing ridesharing services. WAFD Insurance Group Inc. agents are more than happy to meet with you to review and explain these principles.

For more information on ridesharing insurance, contact one of our agents.

 

1. "Ridesharing Insurance Policy." Uber Global. March 26, 2014. Accessed April 18, 2016. https://newsroom.uber.com/56463/.

2. "Sharing a Ride, But Not Insurance: Ridesharing Drivers May Face Insurance Coverage Gap." Consumer Alert. December 2015. Accessed April 18, 2016. http://www.naic.org/documents/consumer_alert_ridesharing_drivers.htm.

3. "Transportation Network Company Insurance Principles for Legislators and Regulators." National Association of Insurance Commissioners. March 31, 2015. Accessed April 18, 2016. http://www.naic.org/documents/committees_c_sharing_econ_wg_exposure_adopted_tnc_white_paper_150331.pdf.

Our Locations

Mount Vernon Office

1503 Riverside Dr
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Main office: 360-424-4559
Toll free: 800-562-2555

Adobe Insurance Agency (Truth or Consequences Office)

304 S. Foch St
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Main office: 575-894-2468

Arthur Insurance (Angel Fire Office)

3417 Hwy 434
Angel Fire, NM 87710
Main office: 575-377-2347

Arthur Insurance (Raton Office)

126 S. Third St
Raton, NM 87740
Main office: 575-445-5526

Boise Office

2304 N. Cole Rd Ste. C
Boise, ID 83704
Main office: 208-377-4433

BS&T Insurance

7906 Menual Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Main office: 505-369-1900

CAL/OR Insurance Specialists (Brookings Office)

16389 Highway 101 S
Brookings, OR 97415
Main office: 541-469-3510

Eugene Office

409 River Ave
Eugene, OR 97404
Main office: 541-687-1911

Homedale Office

9 East Idaho Ave
Homedale, ID 83628
Main office: 208-337-3161

La Pine Office

51535 S Huntington Rd
La Pine, OR 97739
Main office: 555-555-5555

Las Vegas Office

1880 Warm Springs Rd, Ste 140
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Main office: 702-798-6690

Montgomery Insurance Agency (Carlsbad Office)

203 W Mermod
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Main office: 575-725-2110

Pacific Insurance Partners (Forest Grove Office)

1909 Cedar St
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Main office: 503-357-7111

Seattle Office

611 S. Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104
Main office: 360-424-4559
Toll free: 800-562-2555

Thomas & Associates Insurance Brokers (Stanwood Office)

9715 271st St NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
Main office: 360-629-2103

Tucumcari Office

214 Second St.
Tucumcari, NM 88401
Main office: 575-461-1623

WAFD Insurance (Albuquerque Office)

7906 Menual Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Main office: 505-369-1900

WAFD Insurance Corporate Office

620 Morris St.
La Conner, WA 98257
Main office: 360-424-4559, ext. 1000

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