GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The next time West Michigan residents call an Uber, Allstate Insurance says they’ll have protection from mayhem.
“We’re a company that’s all about protection from life’s uncertainty, so we teamed up with Uber in four states and now we’ve expanded to 15 states, including Michigan,” Allstate spokesman Ben Tobias said. “We don’t want you to have to hop in the back of an Uber and ask if they have insurance protection. So now in Michigan, across the state, you know that you’ll hop in the back of an Uber and you’re protected by the good hands of Allstate.”
The insurance company started partnering with Uber Technologies in 2018, protecting riders and drivers in Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin. It’s now expanding to Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
“Uber has proven to be a growing company. We are also a growing company and wanted to be a part of that,” Tobias said.
The Allstate policies insure the full cycle of an Uber trip, from when a driver turns on the app to rider pick-up and during the trip.
Riders are automatically protected. Tobias said any claims will be handled by the driver, who will need all of the passenger’s information.
Allstate’s expanded commercial coverage also includes Uber Eats, which includes a customer’s food order.