Starr has launched a new usage-based general aviation product. Travelers is offering risk management resources to help businesses safely reopen amid the pandemic. Root Insurance has joined forces with Agero to offer digital roadside assistance


Starr Insurance Companies has launched a new usage-based general aviation product for pilots who rent aircraft.

The product, called Starr Gate, also includes access to CloudAhoy, a third-party, cloud-based analytics tool that can help improve pilots’ skills, for a potential discount on the premium.

“Qualified pilots can obtain coverage for when they fly,” said Jim Anderson, SVP of Starr Aviation. “If you’re not flying now, apply for the coverage you need when you do start to fly again.”

Starr Gate is available directly to pilots through an iPad app, accessible in the Apple App Store, as well as through insurance brokers.


The Travelers Companies is releasing a suite of risk management resources designed to provide guidance on protecting employees, customers and property as businesses resume operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The resources will be available on the company’s new Navigating Your Business Through COVID-19 webpage, and include:

  • Plan, Act, Train, Health—PATH to Reopening Your Business (webinar).
  • Preparing Your Facility to Reopen (webinar).
  • Preparing Your Property for Employees, Tenants and Patrons During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Resuming Projects After a Temporary Shutdown Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Cleaning and Disinfection Procedures During and After a Pandemic.
  • Reopening Your Shop or Restaurant as the COVID-19 Pandemic Evolves.

There is also a new white paper written by Travelers’ chief medical director to help managers meet the physical and emotional health needs of employees as they return to the workplace.


Root Insurance has partnered with Agero, powered by Swoop, to offer digital roadside assistance for its nearly two million customers.

The program, which is part of every policy at no additional cost, includes the ability to request service directly from the Root mobile app, customer vehicle location mapping, live tracking of service trucks and more.

Agero, powered by Swoop, is a North American motor club that claims it provides assistance for approximately 12 million breakdown and accident events annually. Agero says it has a curated network of over 8,000 individual tow and roadside companies, and access to tens of thousands more, allowing it to serve 100 percent of ZIP codes in the U.S.

Sources: Starr Insurance Companies, Travelers, Root Insurance

Topics Aviation