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Uber Insurance in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, NC

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 Seagroves Agency, 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. Seagroves Agency, 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

Chapel Hill Office

1506 E Franklin St, Ste 100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Main office: 919-213-6357
Fax: 919-967-0411

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Mebane Office

1036 Mebane Oaks Rd
Mebane, NC 27312
Main office: 919-587-8061
Fax: 919-563-1107

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Pittsboro Office

119 Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Main office: 919-587-8028
Fax: 919-542-1107

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Raleigh Office

6404 Falls of Neuse Rd Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27615
Main office: 919-634-6689
Fax: 919-883-4516

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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