sharing economy News

Uber Faces Biggest Challenge to European Plans in Region’s Top Court

Uber faces the biggest challenge yet to its European roll-out after the region’s top court was advised to rule that the U.S. ride-hailing firm is actually a transport service not an app. Although the opinion of the Court of Justice …

Insurtech Slice Now Offering Homeshare Insurance in California

Slice Insurance Technologies, an insurtech company offering on-demand, short-term insurance coverage, is now selling its commercial lines insurance product for homesharing hosts in California. The California Department of Insurance said that the surplus lines broker is coming into the market to …

Underwriting Questions in the Sharing Economy

Here at Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance, the idea of the sharing economy has been a front burner item lately. This week’s webinar is the third (and last) this year on the subject and the second in three weeks. You …

Future Tech to Create Lower Claims Frequency, New Threats: Allianz Report

Technology is expected to be a major driver of liability claims in the years ahead – cutting frequency and increasing new threats such as cyber, product liability and recall risk, according a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty …

Airbnb Sues City of Miami, Alleges Violation of Hosts’ First Amendment Rights

The homesharing platform Airbnb is suing the city of Miami, where officials threatened to crack down on hosts who publicly protested regulations prohibiting short-term rentals. According to the lawsuit filed Friday in Miami-Dade County by Airbnb and five individual hosts, …

Slice Labs Testing Pay-Per-Use Insurance App with Rideshare Drivers

Insurance tech startup Slice Labs has created a pay-per-use rideshare insurance app and is now testing the technology with a select set of rideshare drivers. Plans call for testing the technology and algorithms with a group of 50 people “in multiple …

Airbnb at Odds with Miami Mayor Over Homesharing Regulations

Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms face more restrictions in Miami, where the mayor plans for more aggressive enforcement of regulations prohibiting rentals of single-family homes in its residential areas. Amid spring break and days before the annual Ultra electronic music …

On-Demand Homeshare Insurer Slice Enters 5 More States

Slice Labs Inc., a technology startup featuring an on-demand insurance platform for people who share or rent their homes, is now offering its pay-per-use insurance coverage on a limited basis in five additional states: Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington. …

Singapore Tightens Rules for Sharing Economy that Could Disrupt Asia Ambitions

Singapore, a keen early adopter of the sharing economy, has fired a warning shot across the bow of Airbnb and Uber with tighter rules that could shake up their business models and growth ambitions in Asia. The rules, some say, …

With Growth of the Gig Economy, States Rethink How Workers Get Benefits

As more and more Americans hold nontraditional jobs that don’t have benefits attached — think freelance graphic designers or Uber drivers — cities and states are exploring ways to ensure those workers still have access to workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, …