Home- and Car-Sharing Sites Struggle to Get Insurance

Home- and car-sharing startups struggle for coverage

Entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow created a website she describes as “online dating for homes.” Through her London-based Love Home Swap, a couple in Manhattan can swap their classic-six prewar apartment for a villa in Zanzibar for a week. For Wosskow, finding more than 5,000 property owners in 95 countries willing to hand strangers their house keys has proven easier than getting an insurance company to write her a policy.

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