Cover Genius, the insurtech for embedded protection, today announced a new partnership with Uber to protect drivers in Brazil. By integrating with Cover Genius’ award-winning distribution platform, XCover, Uber is able to seamlessly offer drivers embedded protection with platform-driven features such as automated payouts and charging based on driving data.
“We’re proud to partner with Uber to offer drivers protection, embedded seamlessly within the app,” said Angus McDonald, CEO and Co-founder of Cover Genius. “As the number of rideshare drivers around the world skyrockets, it’s critical for rideshare, delivery and other apps to partner with insurtechs to protect both sides of their marketplace with tech-forward solutions. This key partnership ensures Uber’s drivers can get back on their feet if something goes wrong, and furthers our mission to protect the customers of the world’s largest digital companies.”
When they sign up for protection, powered by XCover, drivers will be offered pay if injured, while driving or otherwise, with per kilometer premium costs. Drivers benefit from a form-free and seamless sign-up within the Uber app, instant payments and award-winning claims servicing which has resulted in Cover Genius’ industry-leading Net Promoter Score of +65‡.
“We are always looking for new options to protect the drivers who choose our platform, and with Cover Genius we are able to offer an efficient form of income protection which is optional and complements the regular insurance that already covers all of our trips,” said Araceli Almeida, Senior Manager, Driver & Safety Operations of Uber in Brazil.
The protection is now available to Uber drivers in Brazil, one of the platform’s largest markets.