INSHUR and Drivers Benefits announced in February a partnership to deliver more convenient access to essential benefits for Black Car drivers in New York City. INSHUR customers can now simply sign up for Drivers Benefits when they purchase or renew their policy.

Currently, less than one-third of the 65,000+ For-Hire Vehicle (FHV) drivers in NYC are signed up for Drivers Benefits – even though those benefits are FREE to them. The benefits are paid for by a 2.5% surcharge on all Black Car and High-Volume FHV rides, which is paid to The Black Car Fund and then used to cover annual eye exams, access to telemedicine, safety and wellness classes and much more. Additionally, those same drivers have access to discounts on prescriptions, accident support, dental plans and more through the Independent Drivers Guild.

“Our mission is to change the way drivers feel about insurance, and so being able to offer access to Drivers Benefits to our customers was really important to us,” INSHUR CEO Dan Bratshpis explained. “With only 21,000 NYC rideshare drivers currently taking advantage of Drivers Benefits, we’re excited to be able to help thousands more access them quickly and easily through this partnership.”

Since 2016, INSHUR has been providing fast, convenient insurance services to drivers through their easy-to-use app. To access their benefits, drivers simply need to download the INSHUR app (FREE for Android and iOS devices) and click “yes” when asked to sign up for Drivers Benefits. Or, they can visit to sign up online.

The only mobile-first provider of commercial auto insurance for TLC drivers, INSHUR has an A- AMBest rating. Their app allows drivers to get quotes, and purchase or service their insurance policies within minutes, at their own convenience.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for drivers to access their benefits,” Andrew Greenblatt, Executive Director of IDG Benefits Fund said. “Adding enrollment to Drivers Benefits to the INSHUR platform will make it easy for drivers to get the benefits they deserve.”

Drivers Benefits has partnered with The Black Car Fund and the Independent Drivers Guild to provide benefits to all drivers working for Black Car services in New York State.

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