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Uber offering up to Rs 5 lakh free insurance to Uber riders in India

Uber is providing its riders as much as Rs 5 lakh insurance coverage, which is totally freed from price. The second you board an Uber automobile, you’ll robotically be entitled to protection of as much as Rs 5 lakh, the ride-hailing big mentioned. So, in case of an unintentional dying or incapacity, Uber riders can declare most Rs 500,000. One can declare as much as Rs 200,000 for unintentional hospitalization, together with most OPD profit as much as Rs 50,000 per passenger freed from cost.

The corporate has teamed up with Bharti AXA and Tata AIG for this insurance coverage scheme. This additionally covers all of the riders in vehicles, autos, and two-wheelers. “We are launching rider insurance for riders across our all modes transport which means cars, auto, and moto (two-wheelers). This insurance we are offering is completely free of cost and it is automatic. The moment you enter an Uber vehicle your insurance cover starts till the time your trip finishes,” Pavan Vaish, head of Central Operations (Rides) for India and South Asia, instructed IANS.

An Uber rider can report an accident to the corporate utilizing the app solely. Riders simply must open the “Past Trips” part within the app and ship suggestions. To navigate additional, customers must go to the menu and choose “Help”, then head over to “Trip and Fare Review.” You possibly can then report “I was involved in an accident”. Uber’s 24×7 assist group will then attain out to the rider and coordinate with the insurance coverage associate to take them via the declare course of.

“For smooth experience we have made the entire process cash-less and one needs to select the ride in the app, and fill a form with details. Soon after this, our team will get in touch with you for assistance,” Pavan added. Individually, final month, Uber launched a 24×7 security helpline for its prospects. The corporate asserted that now customers can instantly get in contact with Uber’s security group if they’ve an pressing, non-emergency concern. This contains co-passenger’s misbehavior, a dispute with a driver or break-down whereas on a visit. This function is along with the in-app SOS button already obtainable within the security toolkit.

With inputs from IANS



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