Give us a call
888.748.1930

Uber Insurance in Greenville TX & Royse City TX

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 Get A Policy Insurance Services 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. Get A Policy Insurance Services 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 Location

Get A Policy Insurance Services

6305 Wesley Street, Suite 103
Greenville, TX 75402
Main office: 903-686-9545
Toll free: 888-748-1930
Fax: 888-902-1936

Our Providers

Testimonials

After 19 years of being with State Farm they decide to raise my rate 18% and I thought that was ridiculous. I turned to www.getapolicy.com and they insured my home for $308.00 less than I was paying with State Farm before my renewal. Gotta Love That! Special Thanks To Get A Policy.

R. Johnansen
When I was told this month that I was being forced to buy flood insurance…. even though I am nowhere near flooding creeks, lakes, etc…. I was not real happy about that. I called www.getapolicy.com and they made it so easy to understand and my premium was much lower than anticipated. Thanks Again

J. Castillo
Thanks Get A Policy.com for handling my renters insurance to meet the needs of my apartment complex. It was simple and I will recommend your service to others that live here in my complex.

J. Martinez
Get A Policy.com made buying flood insurance so simple. I submitted the quote and they contacted me within minutes with the rate. I bound and had a policy all in under 30 minutes. Now That Is Service!

Trevor P.
Thanks for saving our family $36.00 a month on our auto and renters insurance. We can use the extra money.

Aaron W.
I just wanted to let you know that the major repairs to my house have been completed. I had to talk to my inside property loss specialist several times because the final invoices and the proposals were not matching. Also more work and money needed. After 3 checks – all invoices were paid in full. I was expecting a huge hassle to recover the money but much to my surprise Safeco was very easy to deal with. A big Thank You to you as well. I can breath easier now. Happy Holidays!

Tammy H.
Just wanted to take a moment and THANK YOU again for PROACTIVELY going into my policy to look for discounts before we renewed. You saved us almost $100.00 a month and that is a lot for a family with 5 cars and 3 kids in College. We sure do appreciate how you take care of us with this personal touch.

Cheri N.
Could kick myself for not changing insurance companies last year! A big thank you to Jimmy Bubba Jenkins with Get A Policy.com! Highly recommend my old high school friend for insurance. He seriously just saved us about $2000 a year on our new home and auto policies for better coverage! Fast response too! Super happy and thankful for you dear friend!!

Cara K.