Uber and Cover Genius Team Up to Protect Drivers

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August, 8th, 2023, New York 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 for approved claims and award-winning claims servicing which has resulted in Cover Genius’ industry-leading Net Promoter Score.

“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.

About Cover Genius

Cover Genius is the global insurtech for embedded protection. Through XCover, its award-winning global distribution platform, it protects the customers of the world’s largest digital companies with seamless, end-to-end experiences. Licensed or authorized in over 60 countries and all 50 US States, the insurtech enables partners to embed and sell multiple lines of insurance and other types of protection, resulting in an industry-leading post-claims Net Promoter Score (NPS) and more than 30 million happy customers. 

For more information, visit covergenius.com.

About Uber

Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 42 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.