Allstate Expands Uber Coverage to 11 More States

For the past year, Allstate has partnered with Uber Technologies, Inc. to provide commercial insurance protection to riders and drivers in Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin. Coverage now expands to Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

The policies, managed by Allstate Business Insurance, insure the entire cycle of an Uber trip, from when a driver-partner turns on the Uber app, to rider pick up and during the trip. Riders are protected under the Allstate policies at no additional cost every time they take an Uber.

Allstate’s expanded commercial coverage for Uber also includes its fast-growing food delivery service in certain states.

“We know consumers are embracing the sharing economy. We want to grow by protecting people from life’s uncertainties, including those within this emerging market. We’re excited to expand our partnership with Uber and bring Allstate’s legacy of safety to even more people.” – Allstate Executive Vice President Tom Troy.

“We are committed to ensuring our riders and driver-partners are protected throughout each and every trip. We are excited to expand our partnership with Allstate and look forward to working together for the safety of our communities.” – Uber’s Vice President of Safety and Insurance Gus Fuldner.

Bottom Line: No, opposites do not attract.