Car owners not covered by Uber insurance policy in R.I.

CONCERNED AGENT: Ernest Shaghalian Jr., owner of Alpine Insurance Agency in Cranston, talks with Mary-Margaret Trigo, client-services representative. Shaghalian is concerned owners aren’t currently covered by insurance when their cars are used for ride-hailing purposes in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
CONCERNED AGENT: Ernest Shaghalian Jr., owner of Alpine Insurance Agency in Cranston, talks with Mary-Margaret Trigo, client-services representative. Shaghalian is concerned owners aren’t currently covered by insurance when their cars are used for ride-hailing purposes in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
The debate about how to regulate popular ride-hailing companies, including Uber and Lyft, isn’t over in Rhode Island, as gaps in coverage are raising red flags among the insurance-agent community. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last year signed a law permitting “Transportation Network Companies,” or TNCs, in Rhode Island. The law, largely written by TNCs, including…

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