Farmers worked with representatives of the office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana State Auditor; legislators; and leaders of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to develop a product specifically designed for ride-hailing drivers and make available a type of insurance coverage specified in Montana's new ride-hailing law. With the introduction of Rideshare Insurance Coverage in Montana, Farmers is now offering this innovative coverage in 26 states.
Under the new Montana law, ride-hailing drivers will be required to have insurance coverage from the moment they turn on their rideshare app. Since personal automobile insurance policies generally were not designed to provide ride-hailing drivers with coverage while they are working, the introduction of this new coverage will help to fill a potential gap in coverage.
The new Farmers Rideshare Insurance Coverage can provide Farmers customers coverage when a driver turns on the ride-hailing application and during the time the driver is awaiting a match. The Farmers Rideshare Insurance Coverage will extend a driver's Farmers auto insurance coverage until they accept a ride, at which point their TNC affiliate's commercial insurance coverage would apply.
Farmers Rideshare Insurance Coverage enables a driver to select the coverage that fits their needs; including comprehensive and collision coverage that can pay for damages to their own vehicle, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (in case they are hit by a driver who isn't insured or is underinsured) and Medical Payments coverage.
Farmers is making it simple for existing customers, and others interested in a Farmers policy, who are rideshare drivers to quickly and easily select this new coverage by calling their local agent or the following toll-free number, 855-808-6599. Consumers may also visit farmers.com/rideshare to find a local agent.
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