Ghana: Uber Introduces Insurance Plan for Riders

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Uber has introduced an innovative insurance policy designed to cover accidental rider injuries while on a trip with Uber in Ghana.

The new policy is part of Uber’s quest to ensure safety and security for riders using insurance.

The new policy for riders, which took effect at the beginning of this week, is underwritten by Star Assurance Company Ltd, a general insurance company.

Star Assurance Company, a member of the Ghana Club 100, is an A+ rated company by Global Credit Rating (GCR) and was recently honoured as the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG) Insurance Company of the year 2016.

The policy will provide riders with personal accident insurance, which covers the rider’s accidental medical expenses as well as compensation for death or permanent disability suffered by a rider while on a trip with Uber. The policy is specially packaged to cater to riders where applicable in the unfortunate event of an injury or accident while on any trip requested through the Uber app.

Kofi Agyare, Country Manager, Uber Ghana explains, “At Uber, we view the addition of this insurance coverage as an important part of fulfilling our goal of reliable, affordable and safe transportation options for all Ghanaians.

This is an innovative and first of its kind solution for Uber riders in Ghana and has been tailored specifically for those on the road, building on Uber’s security already available through the app.

Star Assurance Company Ltd is dedicated to continually improving its products, operations, and performance in order to deliver innovative solutions and we, at Uber, are excited about this partnership with Star Assurance.”

He further noted that Uber prioritizes the safety of both riders and driver-partners and the provision of insurance to riders is a step towards Uber’s commitment to safety.

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