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Uber has been slowly rolling out free insurance products to its drivers and delivery persons in Europe. The company is announcing that its contractors will get better coverage in 21 European countries.
Starting on June 1st, 150,000 people working with Uber services will be covered by what Uber calls “Partner Protection”. The company is working with French insurance company Axa on the insurance product. Uber is paying for the insurance.
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When you’re driving or delivering food, Uber is going to cover your hospital bills. The company can potentially also provide disability indemnities and survivor benefits.
Last July, the company already announced this kind of coverage for French drivers and riders. Uber first launched this insurance product to comply with French regulation. Uber Eats courriers are also getting basic accident and sickness insurance coverage in the U.K. Contractors working in other European countries will now get similar coverage.
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