Liberty Mutual selected by Uber to cover drivers in New England, South Carolina and Puerto Rico

After James River ended its relationship with Uber, the ride-hailing company has selected Liberty Mutual to provide coverage for drivers and passengers throughout New England, South Carolina and Puerto Rico as part of the company’s 2020 auto insurance programs, which became effective on Dec. 31, 2019. Under the program, Liberty Mutual will provide 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. The program covers all of South CarolinaPuerto Rico and New England, including MassachusettsConnecticutRhode IslandVermontNew Hampshire and Maine.

“We’re pleased to have been selected by industry leader Uber to join its auto insurance programs. 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.” – Liberty Mutual Insurance Sharing Economy & New Mobility Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer David Blessing.

“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. The unit blends dedicated underwriting, claims and service with deep industry experience to develop custom risk solutions that both protect companies and attract customers.” – Liberty Mutual Insurance Product Technology Solutions Vice President Nicholas Grant. 

“At Uber, we want both drivers and riders to have peace of mind during trips, and Liberty Mutual helps fulfill that obligation.” – Uber Vice President of Safety and Insurance Gus Fuldner.