August 29, 2017 / 11:34 AM / in a year

BRIEF-Uber to provide life, disability and medical insurance to its 450,000 driver partners in India

Aug 29 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc

* Uber says to provide life, disability and medical insurance to its 450,000 driver partners in India

* Uber says insurance policy to be provided by ICICI Lombard General Insurance Source text - (Uber, the world’s largest ridesharing company, today announced the roll out of a series of product innovations, programs and partnerships aimed at making driving for Uber an attractive choice for driver partners across India. Among them was the country’s first ridesharing insurance program. In partnership with ICICI Lombard General Insurance, the policy provides driver partners with free coverage for accidental death and disablement, hospitalization, and outpatient medical treatment in case of an accident while online on the Uber App and are available for trip requests, en route or on a trip with Uber. "These announcements are a reflection of our efforts to meaningfully impact and improve the driving experience. Today, we want to celebrate the more than 450,000 drivers across India, and the lengths they go to to make all of our cities move better,” said Pradeep Parameswaran, Head of Central Operations, India, Uber. “We are aware of the special responsibility we have to do our best for the drivers who use the app to earn a livelihood. These innovations and partnerships are a reflection of our commitment to listen, act and enable our drivers to experience the ‘Apnapan’ while driving for Uber. Today, we’re thrilled to announce something that driver partners have asked for the most: insurance. We are partnering with ICICI Lombard, the largest private sector non-life insurer in India, to offer our driver partners accident insurance. This partnership will provide a safety net for our driver partners who keep our cities moving. This is just the beginning, we’ll continue to engage with our driver partners and work towards making driving for Uber, not just the most attractive opportunity but also the most preferred choice.”) Further company coverage:

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