Did you know that using your personal vehicle for work-related activities can come with increased car insurance premiums?
So, what does this mean for essential workers who are trying to make ends meet by delivering meals or grocery items, especially now with often longer shifts and increased health risks? Keep reading to learn about new auto insurance information for delivery drivers.
Companies such as Uber Eats, Instacart, and Postmates have implemented emergency assistance policies and resources for their employees, but these efforts include contact-free delivery guidelines, sanitation supplies like hand sanitizer, and the establishment of funds to help provide financial relief to workers who may miss work due to illness.
Car insurance coverage is still up to the drivers who work as independent contractors.
Many car insurance companies have recognized that this newest type of employment often leaves these essential workers in uncharted territory. In response, according to bankrate.com, the following companies have announced that they’ll temporarily expand personal car insurance coverage to their customers who are working as essential delivery drivers.
For information on how to stay protected as a delivery driver and ways that customers can support their local delivery drivers, check out bankrate.com’s article here.
It’s always a good idea to connect directly with your insurance company or agent to make sure your coverage is appropriate if you’ve become employed as a delivery worker. Be sure to stay on top of changes in your policy or premiums. Check out our article from April, You may be getting money back on your car insurance premiums. Sometimes, the news is good!
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