Articles tagged “insurance”

Uber to Cover Its South African Drivers With Insurance in Case of Violence

Uber to Cover Its South African Drivers With Insurance in Case of Violence

Loni Prinsloo, Bloomberg

Sometimes you can do well by doing right. Uber is correct to offer insurance to its drivers in South African cities in case of their death or injury due to violent attacks or crime. That move should also help it woo more drivers to sign up.

3 months ago

A Startup Is Offering Extra Insurance for Uber and Lyft Rides

A Startup Is Offering Extra Insurance for Uber and Lyft Rides

Sarah Skidmore Sell, The Associated Press

It's hard to imagine people having the time to think about buying insurance for an Uber or Lyft ride, let alone understanding what it gets them. We're more sure that both companies should better explain their insurance policies to passengers.

4 months ago

Allstate Offers the First Insurance Plan for the Uber Generation

Allstate Offers the First Insurance Plan for the Uber Generation

Marley Jay, Associated Press

We've been telling people for years that an insurance policy tailor made for the sharing economy would be an excellent idea. You're welcome, Allstate.

3 years ago

New Insurance Policy for Airbnb Hosts Reveals Cracks in the Sharing Economy

New Insurance Policy for Airbnb Hosts Reveals Cracks in the Sharing Economy

Jason Clampet, Skift

Always read the fine print.

4 years ago

Americans Are Spending More on Summer Vacations This Year

Americans Are Spending More on Summer Vacations This Year

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This summer is set to reach post-recession highs on almost all accounts, giving travel marketers greater competition and opportunities to cash in on newly confident U.S. travelers.

4 years ago

Insurance Boss and Uber Leader Trade Barbs in Liability Spat

Insurance Boss and Uber Leader Trade Barbs in Liability Spat

VentureBeat

We're waiting for the company that comes up with smart insurance policies geared toward sharing economy participants.

4 years ago

Lyft Strikes Deal With MetLife to Bring Insurance to Its Drivers

Lyft Strikes Deal With MetLife to Bring Insurance to Its Drivers

Kia Kokalitcheva, VentureBeat

We've always said that a smart insurer will recognize the possible revenue opportunities in the sharing economy.

4 years ago

Flyers Weigh Benefits of Travel Insurance After Long Winter of Delays

Flyers Weigh Benefits of Travel Insurance After Long Winter of Delays

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Airlines often anticipate delays by dropping change fees, but insurance can be a lifesaver for flyers already at the airport. However, our findings were not conclusive enough to suggest the weather will result in a long-term benefit for insurance companies.

5 years ago

Consumer Group Calls Travel Insurance a ‘Bad Deal’

Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times

It's rarely worth it for small journeys, but big trips and specialized tours can take advantage of cutome packages to protect major investments.

5 years ago

Five travel startups take adventurers from dreaming to scheming

Five travel startups take adventurers from dreaming to scheming

Samantha Shankman, Skift

5 years ago

Airline insurance is a shrinking market as air travel heads to its safest year on record

Robert Wall, Bloomberg

Improved technology has decreased the number of plan crashes drastically over the years, and there’s one industry stakeholder that’s disappointed to see that number decline.

6 years ago

How the insurance industry is responding to the sharing economy

Noah Buhayar, Bloomberg

We're finally starting to see some of the changes that are necessary for service like Airbnb and RelayRides to expand from hot, growing companies to bankable services that won't get tripped up by insurance and lease disputes.

6 years ago