How does Car Sharing Affect your Personal Auto Policy?
Turo, formerly RelayRides, is a San Francisco based peer-to-peer car sharing company that allows private car owners to rent out their vehicles via an online and mobile interface. In 2017, according to Turo, four million users had registered to use the service and 170,000 privately owned cars were available for rental.
.Join Ellen Poole, Senior Advisor, Insurance Relations, as she discusses how Turo operates, how risk is handled in the peer to peer transaction, and what the future in this industry looks like.
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Turo is a car sharing marketplace where guests can book any car they want, wherever they want it, from a vibrant community of local hosts across the US, Canada, the UK, and Germany. Guests choose from a totally unique selection of nearby cars, while hosts earn extra money to offset the costs of car ownership.
A pioneer of the sharing economy and travel industry, Turo is a safe, supportive community over 10 million strong with more than 350,000 vehicles listed and over 850 unique makes and models. Whether it’s a truck to help out on moving day, a Mercedes-Benz for a luxurious weekend away, or a classic VW bus for a picture-perfect road trip, Turo lets you book cars that are part of a story, not a fleet.
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ELLEN POOLE, Senior Advisor, Insurance Relations
Ellen Poole recently became a consultant and lobbyist after almost 15 years at USAA as the assistant vice president for government relations for the southwestern United States. Prior to joining USAA, she spent 6 years as the CEO of the Arizona Bankers Association and three years as staff for the Arizona State Senate’s Banking and Insurance Committee. Ellen has practiced law with the Phoenix firm of Lewis and Roca (now Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie), and her background also includes a 2 ½ year stint in the government relations department of the American Bankers Association in Washington, DC.
Ellen earned her law degree at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she was a member of the law review, and she holds two bachelor’s degrees from Virginia Tech. In her role at USAA, Ellen was on the board of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, serving as president one year and twice as chair of the New Mexico Insurers Council. She also served on both the boards of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado state chamber. She is a member of the bar in Arizona and the District of Columbia, and has twice taught a full-semester course in “Arizona Legislative Process” as an adjunct at the ASU College of Law.