Uber Eats, a food delivery platforms, has launched no-cost insurance program in partnership with Pioneer Insurance Company Ltd to make delivering a safer experience for all courier partners, in line with Uber's program for its driver partners since 2018.
Under the insurance policy, Uber Eats courier partners and Uber driver partners will receive no-cost coverage for accidental death, permanent disablement and medical treatment in case of accidents while using the Uber or Uber Eats App, said a press release on December 18.
Misha Ali, Uber Eats lead, Bangladesh said, "This announcement reiterates our commitment to financially protect our courier partners and provides them peace of mind as well as the flexibility of independent work. As food delivery becomes more popular, and is embraced by more and more consumers, this first-of-its-kind insurance policy, which is being rolled out across Dhaka, will be a beacon for the rest of the industry."
The coverage consists of Tk2 lakhs for accidental death, up to Tk2 lakhs for permanent disability and up to Tk1 lakh for hospitalisation.