Uber has recently announced that it is providing a free insurance to its riders in India. The company said that the passengers travelling on Uber vehicle will automatically be entitled to an insurance coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh.
It means, in case of an accident, Uber riders will be able to claim a maximum of Rs 5,00,000. That’s not all, rider will be able to claim up to Rs 2,00,000 for accidental hospitalization, which includes maximum OPD benefit up to Rs 50,000 for per passenger free of charge.
To provide the insuarance, Uber has partnered with Bharti AXA and Tata AIG for the insurance scheme which will cover all riders in cars, autos and two-wheelers.
To report an accident to Uber, riders can go to the Past Trips section of the app and provide feedback on the ride. From there, scroll down to the Help section, and click on I was involved in an accident.
Uber says its 24×7 support team will then reach out to the rider and coordinate with the insurance partner to take them through the claim process which has been made cashless. The rider has to fill a form on the app, after which Uber’s team will get in touch with them for follow ups.
The insurance eligibility is available from the moment a person boards with Uber, to the point where their ride finishes.