Starting this June, Uber are launching Partner Protection, protecting eligible partner-drivers and delivery partners from the financial cost of life-changing events with insurance from AXA.
Uber say “that events like injury, sickness or having a baby don’t have to come with all of the additional financial stress”. The health cover launch comes just in time for their high profile London appeal to win back its operators licence.
This insurance is provided at no cost to the driver as Uber use the strap line “You’re independent, but you’re not on your own” to it’s drivers.
So what’s covered? Here’s what Uber say via a blog to their drivers
Insured for major costs
If you’re one of the many eligible independent contractors who use an Uber App for flexible earnings opportunities in United Kingdom, you are now automatically insured by AXA to protect you when you’re On-Trip. Cover includes medical expenses, death, permanent disability, hospitalisation and injuries.
Protected against lost income
We want to help you protect yourself from the risk of lost income due to accidents or injuries that could occur while On-Trip and Off-Trip. The program also provides insurance protection to eligible partners for some life events that happen while you’re not working, but still impact your ability to make money. Cover includes inconvenience compensation for injuries and severe sickness, and one-off payments for maternity/paternity and jury service.
It doesn’t cost you a thing
As part of our global commitment to safety we have partnered with AXA, the world’s leading insurance brand, to provide you with this protection. There’s no need to sign up — all eligible independent partners are automatically protected by the insurance, at no cost to you.