Ridesharing has become big business. It is not only very convenient but it is considerably less expensive than taking a cab and in general, the coverage area is much more extensive. It is a great way to get around and it is also a great way to earn some extra income or even to do full time. You do need to use your own vehicle however and so the question of what kind of auto insurance you need as a rideshare driver in Albany, NY is vital. At NY Twin Bridges Insurance Agency we have the experienced staff to help make sure you have the coverage you need.
New York State enacted TNC (Transportation Network Company) laws, these require a rideshare driver to carry $1,250,000 in liability coverage per accident when they have a passenger in their car. UBER provides this insurance to their drivers while they have a passenger in the vehicle, Lyft provides $1,000,000 which means you are going to need to have the additional $250,000 of required insurance on your own.
Both companies also offered some liability coverage while you have the app on but have not yet accepted a ride or on the way to pick up the ride. However, when your app is not on, you are required to carry the minimum amount of insurance required by the state of New York or by the company or bank who holds your loan or lease. You must carry $10,000 property damage, $25,000 bodily injury with a max of $50,000 and $50,000 per death up to 2 people. If you have a loan or lease you will also need collision and comprehensive insurance.
All of these figures and facts can be complicated. It is important that you as a rideshare driver have all the coverage you need. At NY Twin Bridges Insurance Agency in Albany, NY we are here to help you make sure that you are protected. Give us a call or stop by our office for a no-obligation quote.