Aviva rides with Lyft as it heads into Ontario

December 12, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Aviva Canada announced today that it is the official commercial automobile insurance provider for Lyft, offering customers comprehensive coverage to all its registered vehicles, drivers and passengers in Ontario when they hit the streets this month.

“We’re thrilled that Lyft has chosen Aviva as they make their first international expansion and launch into Canada” says Mazdak Moini, Vice President, Commercial Insurance. “Lyft and Aviva have aligned values, focused on customers’ needs and a commitment to bringing communities together. This is a truly innovative partnership.”

“From the moment Lyft drivers make themselves available to accept a ride request via the Lyft app to the moment passengers exit the vehicle, Lyft’s commercial insurance policy with Aviva Canada provides coverage,” says Melissa Gale, Senior Manager, Risk Solutions, Lyft. “Safety for our drivers and passengers is of the utmost importance to us and we’re looking forward to partnering with Aviva to best serve Lyft customers.”

Anyone wanting to drive with Lyft are advised to contact their insurance broker/advisor for more information.

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The commercial policy for Lyft is in addition to Aviva’s existing ride-sharing product. The ride-sharing endorsement provides Aviva customer with additional coverage to operate their vehicle and transport paying passengers, driving for Lyft or any other approved transportation network company (TNC) and offers extended benefits such as waiver of depreciation for new vehicles, loss of use to replace their vehicle while it’s being repaired and increased income replacement as part of their accident benefits.

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About Lyft:

Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the US Population. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.

About Aviva Canada:

Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country, providing home, automobile, leisure/lifestyle and business insurance to 2.9 million customers. A subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, Aviva Canada has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a bright and sustainable future for our customers and our communities.

Aviva Canada invests in positive change through the Aviva Community Fund, Canada’s longest running online community funding competition, which has awarded $8.5 million to over 280 charities and community groups nationwide since its inception in 2009. Aviva Canada was the first insurer to become a national corporate partner of the Canadian Red Cross’ Ready When the Time Comes program, to be there for Canadians when disaster strikes. With a strong commitment to prevention and protection, the organization has partnered with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, and launched the Plan & Protect app, to help Canadians prepare for unforeseen weather events and natural disasters. In 2016, it received The Burns & Wilcox Award for Philanthropy & Community Service. At Aviva Canada, protecting the people and things you love, supporting the causes you care about most and strengthening your local community is just good thinking.

For more information visit Aviva Canada’s Corporate Responsibility page, Aviva Canada’s blogTwitterFacebook and LinkedIn pages. 

Media Contacts:

Priscilla Wong, PR Specialist
Aviva Canada Inc.
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