Starting in 2020, all Uber drivers throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine will be covered by Liberty Mutual. The Boston-based insurer announced it has joined Uber’s 2020 Auto Insurance Program effective December 31, 2019.
“We’re pleased to have been selected by industry leader Uber to join its auto insurance programs,” said Liberty Mutual Insurance Sharing Economy & New Mobility Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer David Blessing. “We drew on our competitive advantage of vast commercial and personal lines expertise, including our best-in-class claims and service organizations, to meet the specific risk management challenges facing the company’s ride-hailing and delivery operations.”
In addition to all of New England, Liberty Mutual also will provide insurance coverage for Uber drivers in South Carolina and Puerto Rico as well.
Under Uber’s 2020 Auto Insurance Program, Liberty Mutual will offer specific coverages “…from the time Uber drivers open the app and are waiting for a trip or delivery request through the completion of the trip or delivery.”
“Our dedicated sharing economy and new mobility practice allows us to continue successfully insuring ride-hailing, vehicle-sharing, car subscription, delivery services, and autonomous vehicle companies,” said Liberty Mutual Insurance Product Technology Solutions Vice President Nicholas Grant. “The unit blends dedicated underwriting, claims and service with deep industry experience to develop custom risk solutions that both protect companies and attract customers.”
“At Uber, we want both drivers and riders to have peace of mind during trips, and Liberty Mutual helps fulfill that obligation,” said Uber Vice President of Safety and Insurance Gus Fuldner.