All right, I suppose it's possible that this deal was under discussion long before I set pixel to computer screen this week. I just want to be able to put "Media Heavyweight" on my business card.
Seriously, Lyft's announcement on its blog is short on details about the arrangement, possibly because they don't know yet what those details will be. The most it says is, "In the coming months, we will work together with MetLife Auto & Home to develop insurance solutions that further protect Lyft’s drivers and passengers when utilizing this new sharing economy platform." Sounds like a work in progress.
Still, it's encouraging to hear of an auto insurer looking for a way to meet a new insurance need, rather than simply excluding coverage or turning these drivers away. I hope to hear soon that independent agency insurers are following suit.