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Uber and AXA join forces to set a new standard for protection of independent drivers and couriers

May 23, 2018
published at 2:00 PM CEST

Uber and AXA share the belief that everyone, including independent workers, should have the option of benefitting from optimum protection for themselves and their families.

Going beyond their successful 2017 partnership, Uber and AXA are announcing the expansion of benefits to all Uber’s independent partner drivers and couriers within Europe. From 1st June, Uber will provide Partner Protection - a range of protections including accident, injury, illness, and paternity benefits for drivers and couriers when they are on and off the Uber app in European markets. Uber’s Partner Protection will be funded by Uber at no cost to all eligible drivers and courier partners.

Uber and AXA also announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding to build a joint affinity marketplace for independent workers. The aim is to empower partner drivers and couriers to be able to maintain their independent lifestyle in full security. Through a digital platform, Uber and AXA expect to propose a full set of personalized offers tailored to the different profiles and needs of each partner driver or courier, notably including injury protection, income protection, family protection, health covers, retirement, savings. This innovative platform would provide a simple seamless customer experience.

Dara Khosrowshahi
CEO of Uber

Uber wouldn’t be what it is without drivers and couriers - they are at the heart of the Uber experience. We’re committed to being better a partner, and that starts by being a better listener. That’s why I’m thrilled to provide this groundbreaking protection alongside a trusted insurer like AXA, giving our drivers and couriers the peace of mind they tell us they want while preserving the flexibility they value. We’ll continue to ensure that the voices of the drivers and couriers are heard as we take Uber forward together

Thomas Buberl
Chief Executive Officer of AXA

AXA’s aim is to provide everyone with optimum protection. With the digital revolution, forms of work have been changing engendering new needs for protection. Our innovative partnership with Uber has proved that a world leader in insurance and one of the most emblematic companies in the new economy can successfully join forces to accompany these deep transformations. I am thrilled with the prospects engendered in continuing to cater to our customers evolving needs

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