Buddy’s three founders come from different backgrounds in marketing, technology, and insurance, but share the same love of the great outdoors. When they started noticing some of their friends getting out there less often, or worse, selling some of their gear, they asked why. Apparently getting into even a small accident can be expensive.
Since 2011, out-of-pocket costs for healthcare have sky-rocketed. There were a few ways to help offset that financial pain, but none that fit an active lifestyle or that felt modern. When you can deposit a check into your bank with a picture, but have to wait days to talk to someone on the phone to get insurance, something needed to change.
So Charles, Jay, and David started Buddy to create the world’s first and only on-demand accident insurance. All benefits are paid directly to the consumer so they can spend it how they see fit. A day of coverage costs less than a burrito. And you can get covered in less than 3 minutes today.
Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor life.