Insurance in the Sharing Economy

The personal nature of peer-to-peer transactions might make it easy to forget about the business side of buying, selling or renting. But participants in the new “sharing economy” would be wise to make sure they have the right insurance coverage to protect themselves and their assets. (A companion publication provides tax tips for sharing economy earners.)

 

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Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’

Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’
The “sharing economy” can offer you new ways to earn, but, as with any business or self-employment venture, there are insurance issues to consider. This publication explains the potential risks associated with each type of “sharing,” what protection is typically available from the “platforms” that connect users, how your personal insurance may fall short, what your options are for full protection, and where to get more information.

Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’

Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’
The sharing economy might enable you to put a little extra cash in your pockets in your spare time, or it could be your primary source of income. Either way, earning money will have an impact on your tax situation. This publication, while not tax advice, will help you understand how to report your income and expenses accurately, why you should take advantage of all the deductions you’re entitled to, how to avoid an unpleasant surprise when you file your tax return, and where to get more information and assistance.

Questions and answers about insurance in the ‘sharing economy’

Questions and answers about insurance in the ‘sharing economy’
Written in Q&A format, this eight-page backgrounder expounds on the topics covered in the “Insuring yourself in the 'sharing economy'” guide.

Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’ - Seminar lesson plan and class activities

Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’ - Seminar lesson plan and class activities
This downloadable packet guides community educators through a two-hour presentation on the insurance needs of consumers who participate in the sharing economy. In addition to the lesson plan (to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation), the packet includes exercises, resources and a class evaluation form.

Insurance in the ‘sharing economy’ - PowerPoint slides

Insurance in the ‘sharing economy’ - PowerPoint slides
This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Insuring yourself in the ’sharing economy'” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that helps to engage learners and improve retention.

 

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