Is Ride Sharing Covered in Florida?

Is Ride Sharing Covered in Florida?

Ride-sharing is becoming more common in the past few years and now available in over 100 cities.  If you drive for a ride-sharing company or are thinking of doing so, it's important to know the insurance implications if you drive your own personal vehicle.

Regular carpool or riding with a friend would be covered under your typical personal auto insurance policy, however, if you pick up and transport for a fee, there are likely some differences in insurance coverage.

Most personal auto insurance policies exclude coverage when you’re using your vehicle for business uses.  If you accept payment for transport, then you’re using your car for business.  Therefore, if you drive for a ride-sharing company and your vehicle or passengers are injured or damaged, it’s likely your personal auto insurance policy in Florida won’t cover the damage.

In short, your insurance company is likely to consider you higher risk because you are driving for business.  They see a higher risk because you may be driving more often, in different areas of town or more frequently especially in bad weather.

Let our Agents at Wells Insurance Agency evaluate your risk and insurance policy if you are driving for a ride-shar company to make sure you are completely covered.

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