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Ride Protect launches for rideshare and food delivery drivers

A game-changing insurance policy.

A new benchmark in Australian car insurance has arrived, Ride Protectinsurance explicitly made for rideshare drivers, is now available.

As many as 1 in 3 drivers have not told their insurer they are part of a rideshare/food delivery service or are unaware they need a specific ‘add-on’ to their current insurance policy, which can ultimately result in lodged claims not being paid.

Gone are the days of drivers asking themselves, am I covered for rideshare? Can I also do food delivery? What about personal use as well? With Ride Protect’s game-changing offering, the answer is yes.

Underwritten by Stone & Chalk resident Mercurien, who is an Australian fleet services and commercial motor insurance provider, Ride Protect is a game-changing commercial motor vehicle insurance policy which sets a new benchmark for motor vehicle insurance by offering everything drivers need under one seamless cover – including private usage, and 24/7 access to a rapid claims resolution system, driver coaching for increased safety and national roadside assistance.

Mercurien has been developing the Ride Protect solution with Jeremy Bennett, CEO & Founder of Ride Protect and 365 Assist over the past five years.

Mr Bennett said today, rideshare is exploding in Australia but, the available insurance products don’t cover everything a rideshare driver needs in one package until now.  

“Our solution is a one-stop-shop, designed explicitly with rideshare drivers in mind.

“Some insurers claim to cover rideshare; however, you need to crawl through the fine print to see the coverage, and most of the time, if it is covered, it can be subjective. For example, things like ‘no more than X hours per week’. The sad reality is, these drivers who work so hard to provide for their families unknowingly (or sometimes knowingly due to the additional charges from insurers for this activity) put their livelihoods at risk by not having the correct insurance policy in place.”

Upon purchase of Ride Protect, drivers can download the 365 driveX app onto their smartphones to enable roadside assistance. The app is also designed with both driver and rider safety and protection in mind and analyses a driver’s driving style to provide tips to improve the safety and experience of their riders.

Michael Bromley, CEO of Stone & Chalk Group said, “Ride Protect is a clever combination of technology and insurance, targeted at a fast-growing area of the insurance market. Mercurien is a prime example of how our innovative residents are transforming Australia into a sustainable technology-driven economy.”

Upon purchase of Ride Protect, drivers download the 365driveX app onto their smartphones to enable roadside assistance. The roadside app is designed with both driver and rider safety protection in mind as it provides driving tips to improve the safety and experience for both drivers and their passengers.

Matthew Giannelis

Secondary editor and executive officer at Tech Business News. Contracting as an IT support engineer for 20 years Matthew has a passion for sharing his knowledge of the technology industry. He's also an advocate for global cyber security matters.

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