Yes, AAA offers rideshare insurance as an optional add-on to personal car insurance policies, though it is only available through certain regional clubs. AAA does not disclose how much its rideshare endorsement costs, but other companies typically charge 15% - 20% of a driver’s annual premium. Drivers can contact their local AAA club to learn whether rideshare coverage is available in their state.
Why It’s Important to Get Rideshare Insurance
In general, rideshare policies are important because the coverage provided by Lyft and Uber varies depending on where the driver is in the process of a ride. When a driver is online and waiting for a ride request, Uber and Lyft provide liability-only insurance.
Once the driver has accepted a ride request, Uber and Lyft provide up to $1 million in liability insurance, plus any other type of coverage required in the state. Both companies also provide collision and comprehensive insurance during this period – for drivers who have these types of coverage on their personal policy. Uber’s deductible is $1,000, however, and Lyft’s is $2,500. These are significantly more expensive than the average car insurance deductible of $500.
Finally, Uber and Lyft don’t provide any coverage for drivers when the app is not on. For more information, check out WalletHub’s complete guide to rideshare insurance.
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