Uber Insures Every Ride at No Extra Cost
Pavan Vaish, Head of Central Operations (Rides) for India and South Asia said that at Uber, the safety of all their riders is at the heart of their business and their wellbeing will always be their top priority.
Uber, the world’s largest ride-sharing company, on Wednesday launched rider insurance at no extra cost, a one-of-its-kind initiative in partnership with Bharti AXA and TATA AIG, which will cover all riders in cars, autos and motos up to a maximum of Rs 500,000 in case of an accident on a trip.
The insurance provides cover for physical injury as a result of any accident that might occur while on trip with Uber, from the point the rider enters the vehicle until the end of the trip. Uber has partnered with Bharti AXA and TATA AIG for this insurance initiative.
This initiative is a testament to Uber’s commitment towards the safety of each rider that commutes using the platform.
Pavan Vaish, Head of Central Operations (Rides) for India and South Asia said that at Uber, the safety of all their riders is at the heart of their business and their wellbeing will always be their top priority. Vaish added that he expects the initiative to be well-received by the rider community and their families, giving them a greater sense of security and assurance when they take an Uber ride.
Saurav Jaiswal, Chief Distribution Officer, Bharti AXA General Insurance said that they are glad to partner with Uber and provide comprehensive accidental insurance scheme to millions of its passengers in India. This further strengthens and extends their ongoing association with Uber as we also provide protection to Uber driver-partners. Through this partnership, they will secure Uber riders against any accident/mishap during the duration of the ride. This is an addition to their ‘sachet’ised insurance solutions to provide coverage to customers as per their needs and ensure their peace of mind during the ride.”, he said.
Parag Ved, Executive Vice-President & Head- Personal Lines, TATA AIG general insurance said that this collaboration is now more than a year old. It began with Personal Accident Insurance for Uber Eats delivery partners. Owing to the success of this initiative, they have now extended their program to the driver-partners and the riders of Uber Auto and Uber Moto. They are constantly innovating to improve the delivery of insurance services to the end-user and are optimistic of expanding their reach within the Uber ecosystem,” he said.
The procedure - To report an accident to Uber, riders can go to the Past Trips section in-app and provide feedback on the ride. To navigate further, riders need to go to the menu and select Help > Trip and Fare Review > I was involved in an accident. Uber’s 24x7 support team will then reach out to the rider and coordinate with the insurance partner to take them through the claim process.
Coverage Benefits include (subject to other terms and conditions):
Accidental Death: INR 5,00,000
Accidental Disability (Permanent/Partial): Up to INR 5,00,000
Accidental Hospitalization: Up to INR 2,00,000
including OPD benefit maximum up to INR 50,000.