Food delivery platform UberEats has tied up with general insurance provider Tata AIG for the purpose of offering comprehensive insurance covers for its delivery executives in India.
The particular programme will provide insurance to the executives for up to Rs 5 lakh against accidental death and permanent disability, applicable when they are on the road delivering orders for UberEats. Along with this, the policy also offers a cover of Rs 2 lakh against hospitalization expenses and an outpatient cover of Rs 50,000 per delivery agent.
“While the programme currently offers accidental insurance, we are thinking of extending it to areas relating to life and medical insurance… We are also running small pilots to negotiate term policies for agents in their individual capacity, at attractive rates due to the scale of UberEats’ platform,” said Deepak Reddy, head of central operations, UberEats India.
Talking about the details, UberEats claims to have over 3 million monthly orders and has been benefiting both customers and restaurants as it looks to scale immensely in a market dominated by Swiggy and Zomato.