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State Farm Introduces Ridehsare Coverage in Colorado

State Farm will offer customers a new endorsement in Colorado to cover insurance gaps for policyholders who use personal vehicles to provide rides for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. The optional ridesharing endorsement is available beginning Feb. 8. …

Lyft Makes Deal to Join Uber Serving Nevada Airport

Ridesharing company Lyft has locked in a deal to operate at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The Reno-Gazette Journal reported that Lyft obtained an agreement Friday to expand operations and will get to join Uber in doing pickups at the airport. Reno-Tahoe …

West Virginia Governor to Introduce Ridesharing Bill

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is on board with letting Uber offer rides in West Virginia. Tomblin spokeswoman Shayna Varner says the governor plans to introduce a bill letting ridesharing companies, including Uber and Lyft, operate in the state. An Uber …

Uber Will Ground Chopper Flights at Utah’s Sundance Film Festival

A Utah county reached an agreement over the weekend with ridesharing company Uber to stop operating helicopter flights at the Sundance Film Festival. Summit County said helicopter companies agreed to cease operating in connection with the festival. The companies have …

Ridesharing Approved in Another Alabama City

The City Council in Montgomery, Ala.,  has voted to allow ridesharing companies such as Uber to begin operating within the city. Multiple media outlets report that city council approved the ordinance Jan. 5. Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft …

The Changing Surplus Lines Landscape in California and Beyond

The changing excess and surplus insurance landscape was an oft discussed topic on Monday, with experts describing the challenges and opportunities going forward. “The business that we have and the risk we see is going to be changing. No question.” …

Aviva Canada Aims to Offer Ride-Sharing Insurance, with Uber Drivers in Mind

Aviva Canada aims to offer ride-sharing insurance to Ontario drivers who use their own vehicles to carry paying passengers starting next month, a service that could solve a major headache for ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. The Canadian subsidiary of Aviva plc …

Residents in Montana City Tuning up for Uber

Drivers in Billings, Mont. who are hoping to join Uber are getting their vehicles inspected while waiting for the app-based ride service to get started after the Montana Public Service Commission gave statewide approval for the program on Dec. 15, …

Ridesharing Dominates 2016 Western Region Headlines

Goodbye to the news year 2015, and while there will be no shortage of headline-making topics to associate with the passing year, there was one subject that dominated Insurance Journal’s Western region news stories. Care to guess? No if fair …

Warm 2016 May Help Put Climate Change on The Map – Even Higher That Is

If you think you heard a lot about climate change in 2015, wait till next year – or next week depending on how you want to look at it. Next year may be on track to the be warmest year …