DHAKA: Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ridesharing company, announced on June 6 the launch of a first-of-its kind insurance programme for riders and driver partners. The policy will provide both riders and driver partners with free coverage for accidental death, permanent disablement and hospitalization in case of an accident while on-trip using the Uber App.
Prabhjeet Singh, Regional General Manager, Uber said, “This announcement is a reflection of our efforts to meaningfully impact and improve the Uber experience. We are deeply humbled by the love and support we have received from our rider and drivers in Bangladesh and this announcement is a reiteration of our commitment to them.”
“As ridesharing as a concept becomes more popular and is embraced by more and more people, this first-of-its-kind insurance policy will be a pioneer in shaping the future of the industry,” he added.
Riders of UberMOTO and Uber four-wheeler vehicles will receive coverage for accidental death, permanent disablement and hospitalization for in-patient medical treatment in case of an accident while using the Uber App and are available from when the rider starts the trip till the end of it.