Taxi-hailing firm Uber has signed a partnership deal with Jubilee Insurance #ticker:JUB that will see drivers using the platform access tailor-made services from the insurer.
The deal now includes the NSE-listed insurer among Uber’s partner firms and will see drivers on Jubilee’s Enhanced Comprehensive cover enjoy various benefits. These include a personal cover for the driver of up to Sh500,000 for accidental death or permanent disability, a passenger legal liability of up to Sh20 million and third party property damage claims not exceeding Sh10 million.
Drivers will also continue to earn an income of Sh1,500 daily when their vehicles are under repair for more than three days after an accident.
It will also see drivers pay for premium insurance package in installments, easing the process for them. The package also includes a cash reward scheme for motorists who don’t cause accidents.
The deal is one of ten partnerships that the US-based tech firm has signed with companies recently as it moves to make vital services readily available to its partners and drivers.
Other partner organisations include the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), MP Shah Hospital, emergency services company Flare, car dealer Toyotsu, Huawei, Techno, Essilor, Kingsway and Telkom Kenya.
Uber is hosting the businesses at its Greenlight Hub, a Nairobi-based resource centre that provides technical support to drivers using the app.
“Uber values driver-partners and we are always looking to enhance their experience while saving on their costs, in order for them to make the most from their small businesses,” said Uber general manager for East Africa Loic Amado.
“We believe these rewards will help drivers have a better driving experience when using the Uber app.”
Rescue by Flare Emergency Response offers free first aid trainings to Uber drivers on a monthly basis while drivers visiting MP-Shah Hospital desk will receive regular free medical checkups.
Essilor offers drivers free eye checkups regularly to ensure that they have healthy vision thus promoting road safety.