Uber Eats, the world’s largest food delivery network, today announced a comprehensive insurance programme for delivery partners in India. Launched in partnership with Tata AIG, one of the leading private sector general insurance companies in India, this insurance program aims to make delivering with Uber Eats a rewarding experience for delivery partners across the country.
This unique insurance program insures Uber Eats delivery partners for up to INR 5 lacs against accidental death and permanent disability, when they are on the road providing delivery services through the Uber Eats App. The policy also provides cover of INR 2 lacs against medical hospitalisation expenses and an outpatient cover of INR 50000. Delivery partners are covered right from their first order on the Uber Eats App. This unique insurance cover will be offered free of cost to delivery partners, giving them peace of mind, while enjoying the flexibility of independent work as Uber Eats delivery partners.
Commenting on the launch, Deepak Reddy, Head of Central Operations Uber Eats India said, “This insurance program is a big milestone for us at Uber Eats, and we’re excited to be launching this so early in our journey in India. Our goal is to be the preferred choice for anyone pursuing the opportunity of becoming a delivery partner with Uber Eats.
At Uber Eats, we believe that delivery partners are the centre of our business. We have an important role to play in empowering people with access to quality economic opportunities and are excited to have developed a unique insurance offering in partnership with Tata AIG for the growing community of delivery partners in India. With added peace of mind at no additional cost, we want to ensure that delivering through Uber Eats is a rewarding experience for all delivery partners across the country.”
“We are very happy to announce this collaboration with Uber Eats, that offers a customized insurance solution to Uber Eats delivery partners. Our expertise in risk understanding and knowledge of various industries has helped us build insurance solutions that are relevant to diverse consumer needs. Today’s new age business ecosystems provide an opportunity for us to develop innovative product constructs, that delivers value to the end consumer. We believe that this product will surely add to ‘building a rewarding experience’ ethos for Uber Eats and their delivery partners.” said Mr. Parag Ved – Executive Vice President & Head – Consumer Lines, Tata AIG
The insurance cover under this program is live September 1, 2018 onwards across all Uber Eats cities in India.