February 1, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Ridesharingcarinsurance.ca is launching a new solution for part-time ride-sharing drivers by extending coverage offered within an existing Aviva Canada personal auto policy for commercial use. This first of its kind protection gives drivers working for ride-sharing services like UberX, Lyft, and other such companies, peace of mind and full insurance coverage.
With Aviva’s ride-sharing personal auto insurance policy, ridesharingcarinsurance.ca is bringing ride-sharing drivers their first ever clear and legitimate coverage when working for the service. The industry changing policy will mean the 16,000+ UberX drivers in Ontario can now purchase insurance protection to cover the time when working for a ride-sharing company on a part-time basis.
This new coverage from Aviva, available within an existing Aviva policy, is changing the face of ride-sharing in Ontario. Until now, drivers engaged in ride-sharing have been operating without sufficient coverage, usually using their personal auto insurance policies while working for a company such as Uber. Unwittingly, drivers have been breaking Ontario law which states any peer-to-peer ride-sharing service must be covered by commercial auto insurance.
With this new solution, UberX drivers can finally get the coverage they require in line with provincial requirements.
Aviva Canada announced its ride-sharing specific auto insurance coverage in January 2016, offering a first of its kind policy that is affordable and can be added to a customer’s existing personal auto coverage. Aviva’s solution is the only one available to ride-sharing drivers, giving them peace of mind that they, their passengers, and their vehicles are protected.
“We’re excited to offer a simple and affordable solution within a driver’s existing personal auto policy, thereby providing drivers and passengers with absolute peace of mind that they have insurance coverage while ride-sharing,” said Greg Somerville, President and CEO of Aviva Canada.
Ridesharingcarinsurance.ca gives consumers a hassle free way to secure their Aviva Canada ride-sharing policy. Drivers interested in ride-sharing coverage only need to spend a few seconds online filling in our simple quick quote tool, and they will receive an immediate quote. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Aviva Canada’s new auto insurance policy is designed for drivers who spend up to 20 hours per week ride-sharing. Eligibility for coverage will be based on some simple underwriting criteria (eg – a maximum of eight passengers, licensed for a minimum of six years, no other commercial use, etc.).
“With our brand new website now live, UberX drivers should waste no time in seeking more information about the Aviva policy and getting their on-line Quote,” says Diana Dickson from ridesharingcarinsurance.ca.
In addition to providing easy to understand insurance cover, ridesaringcarinsurance.ca will provide customers with the latest news and information regarding ride-sharing services around Canada, including robust coverage of UberX in Ontario and beyond.
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