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Uber unveils pay-by-mile insurance coverage for its drivers
Uber unveils pay-by-mile insurance coverage for its drivers

Uber and an unusual pay-by-the-mile auto insurance company have teamed up to make sure that drivers have either personal or company coverage at all times. The arrangement, which has been approved by state insurance regulators, seeks to close what critics call a “coverage gap” that could leave Uber drivers and passengers, other vehicle occupants and pedestrians unprotected by insurance after an accident. San Francisco-based Metromile's product will let Uber drivers use their personal insurance for the miles they drive when they are cruising on their own time or waiting to be hooked up with a paying passenger. The combination will make sure that the drivers in their...

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