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Allianz and Uber partner to provide benefits and protection insurance for independent drivers

Allianz Partners and Uber have today announced a partnership in which Allianz Partners will provide protection and security for independent drivers and couriers who partner with Uber and Uber Eats in 23 European countries, starting on 1 January 2022.

The coverage includes various compensation payments for loss of income in case of on-trip accidents, injury, or hospitalisations. In addition, active Uber partners also enjoy significant off-trip benefits, for example paid sick leave for up to 15 days, maternity and paternity payments, and inconvenience compensations for court attendance.

The Partner Protection programme, which was introduced as an industry-first by Uber in 2017, is designed to cater specifically to the needs of independent drivers and couriers, who use the Uber app to access flexible earning opportunities. It is free of charge and automatically available to all independent partners who meet the respective Uber eligibility criteria, with all costs borne by Uber.

Sirma Boshnakova, CEO of Allianz Partners, said: “As a leading global partner to mobility players, we are very proud to work with Uber to become the largest provider of partner protection insurance for platform workers in Europe. At Allianz we strive to secure the future of our customers and partners, and give them the courage for what’s ahead. The COVID pandemic has demonstrated an acceleration in the essential role of drivers and couriers, and the need for tailored insurance solutions. This industry-leading insurance programme raises the bar on innovative protection across the sector, and we are excited to be supporting Uber and their partners at this important time.”

Karl Gray, Head of Insurance EMEA at Uber, said: “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Allianz Partners to provide drivers and couriers across Europe with our Partner Protection programme, which allows them to enjoy freedom and flexibility, with the peace of mind provided by additional security and protection. Programmes like this mark our commitment to improve platform work and to provide independent workers in Europe with the benefits and protections they want. We hope that this will also encourage the rest of the sector to enable protections for European platform workers, no matter the app they choose to work on.”


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