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N.J. Assembly Panel Advances Bill Regulating Ridesharing Firms

Companies that allow drivers to use personal vehicles to transport riders in New Jersey would have to get a state permit and meet safety requirements under state legislation that’s been advanced by a New Jersey Assembly panel. The New Jersey …

Massachusetts Gov. Patrick Seeks Rules on Rideshare Firms

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration is proposing limited state oversight for Uber and other popular ridesharing companies. The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that Patrick, who leaves office after two terms next month, wants to give the state Department of Public …

California Insurance Department Ready to Review TNC Policies

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said today his department is ready to accept insurance company filings to create new commercial coverage or endorsements to personal auto insurance policies that will provide coverage rideshare drivers. The policies Jones and the California …

Illinois Rideshare Bills Vetoed; Insurance Groups Urge Override

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would have imposed statewide regulations on commercial ridesharing companies, also known as transportation network companies (TNCs). Quinn said he vetoed House Bill 4075, also known as the “Uber bill,” because it would …

New Rules On Ridesharing Passed by Seattle Council

  The Seattle City Council on Monday passed new rules regulating rideshare companies, allowing them to operate in the city without a limit on the number of cars.   Monday’s vote comes a week after the council repealed rules it …

Uber, Lyft, Sidecar Toe-to-Toe With Insurers State-by-State

The highly thought-of share-and-share-alike attitude considered a virtue by some has become fighting words between ridesharing companies and the insurance industry. “We try not to make it a battle,” said Robert Passmore, senior director of personal lines for the Property …

Ridesharing Bill Cruising Through California Legislature

A bill to more thoroughly regulate insurance requirements for ridesharing companies is successfully wending its way through California Legislature as insurance associations and representatives for companies like Uber and Lyft try and hash out an uncertain middle ground. The Senate …

California Commissioner Likes Proposed Rideshare Regulations

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Thursday gave a thumbs up to regulations proposed by California Public Utility Commission President Michael Peevey, which seeks broader commercial insurance coverage for drivers who use  smartphone ridesharing apps from operators like Uber, Lyft …

California Regulators Want Insurers to Speed Up Ridesharing Policies

The California Public Utilities Commission wants the insurance industry to get off its duff and start creating some products to offer to ridesharing drivers. A proposal issued by CPUC on Tuesday further defines ridesharing or transportation network companies and activities …

N.J. Insurance Commissioner Alerts Consumers on Car-Sharing Services

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski alerted consumers to the potential loss of insurance coverage in connection with popular business activities known as car-sharing or Transportation Network Companies (TNC) provided by online firms such as Lyft, …