[dropcap]U[/dropcap]ber has introduced a new insurance plan for South African users of the ride-hailing service.
The new insurance policy is designed to cover riders’ injuries or death while on a trip with Uber and will be provided by global insurance company Chubb through its local subsidiary, Chubb Insurance South Africa.
The coverage provides passenger accident insurance, which covers passengers’ accidental medical expenses as well as compensation for accidental death or serious injury suffered by passengers while on a trip with Uber.
Uber has also partnered with RoadCover to help riders and other third parties with their submission of claims to the Road Accident Fund at no cost. “RoadCover removes the complicated process that users face when processing a claim with the Road Accident Fund,” Uber said.
Uber sub-Saharan Africa GM Alon Lits said the insurance plans are important if the company is going to provide “reliable, affordable and safe transportation” to local riders. “This partnership shows that we are committed to the safety of riders and drivers using the Uber app,” he said in a statement.
The company said the safety and security of its users is paramount, and insurance forms a critical aspect of the safety programme. — © 2017 NewsCentral Media