Furthers Expansion in Sharing Economy
NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2018 — As college football season heats up and fans make plans to hit the road to follow their favorite teams, leading risk solutions provider Assurant (NYSE: AIZ) today announced it has been selected as the exclusive insurance provider for Rent Like A Champion, the go-to short-term rental platform for sporting events nationwide. Short-term accommodations insurance backed by Assurant is now a seamless part of the booking process, protecting both homeowners and renters.
As a result of the new partnership, every homeowner who rents their property on Rent Like A Champion will be covered by the Short-Term Accommodations policy to protect them should any incidents occur. This includes $1 million of coverage to the homeowner for both liability protection and structural damage, as well as $50,000 in coverage for personal property within the home.
“Rent Like A Champion offers a unique home sharing opportunity for sports fans, and Assurant is qualified to provide homeowners the protection they need,” said Kunal Malhotra, vice president of Global Specialty & Innovation at Assurant. “Fans can celebrate or console each other, while hosts rest assured that their property and belongings are well protected—no matter who wins the game.”
Founded in South Bend, Indiana in 2006, Rent Like A Champion offers weekend home rentals near college campuses during football season. Since their founding, they’ve hosted over 80,000 guests, expanded to 40 cities nationwide and have been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, where they received backing from Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca. In the past few years, they’ve begun to branch out to other sports and events, providing home rentals for the PGA Tour, youth sports tournaments, and more.
“Assurant is a leader in managing risk in the sharing economy, offering customized, global solutions that can evolve with us as we grow as a company,” said Mike Doyle, CEO of Rent Like A Champion. “We are expanding rapidly in terms of both the types of events and locations in which we will offer home sharing opportunities, and we are confident that Assurant’s global presence, broad capabilities, and innovative solutions will keep our customers protected no matter where or when they join us.”
Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) is a global provider of risk management solutions, protecting where consumers live and the goods they buy. A Fortune 500 company, Assurant focuses on the housing and lifestyle markets, and is among the market leaders in mobile device protection and related services; extended service contracts; vehicle protection; pre-funded funeral insurance; renters insurance and lender-placed homeowners insurance. Assurant has a market presence in 21 countries, while its Assurant Foundation works to support and improve communities. Learn more at assurant.com or on Twitter @AssurantNews.
About Rent Like A Champion
Rent Like A Champion is a sports-centric vacation rental platform, providing high quality homes near college football games, PGA events, NASCAR races, and more. RLAC homeowners have hosted over 80,000 guests, creating a better experience for fans nationwide.
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