Uber Eats launches insurance program for delivery partners in Sri Lanka

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Uber Eats, announced a comprehensive insurance programme for delivery partners in Sri Lanka. Launched in partnership with Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd., one of the leading private sector general insurance companies in Sri Lanka, this insurance program provides a safety net for our growing community of delivery partners, when they are on the road, delivering orders through the Uber Eats platform.

This unique insurance program insures Uber Eats delivery partners when they are online and on the road providing delivery services through the Uber Eats App for up to LKR 500,000 against accidental death and partial or permanent disability, and up to LKR 200,000 for medical hospitalization expenses and outpatient cover resulting from an accident.

Delivery partners are covered right from their first order on the Uber Eats App. This unique insurance cover will be offered at no cost to delivery partners, giving them peace of mind, while enjoying the flexibility of independent earning opportunity as Uber Eats delivery partners.

Commenting on the launch, Bhavna Dadlani, Lead – Uber Eats Colombo said, “Since we launched Uber Eats in Colombo in September last year, we’ve seen a great response from all three sides of the marketplace – consumers, restaurant partners and most importantly delivery partners. Our delivery partners are at the heart of our business and we’re excited to be launching this insurance program within the 5 months of launching our operations in Colombo. We are confident that this unique offering, developed in partnership with Allianz Insurance will be beneficial for our growing community of delivery partners in Colombo. We will remain focussed on ensuring that delivery partners see value in partnering with us.”

Mrs. Surekha Alles, Managing Director of Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited stated, “We are pleased to note that the partnership, which we put in place with Uber in December last year for Uber rides, has been extended to the delivery partners of Uber Eats as well. Allianz is an insurer known for providing insurance solutions to the communities exposed to high risks, as such we are confident that our expertise will help us provide an optimum protection to the growing community of Uber Eats delivery partners in Colombo. We look forward to working closely with Uber to develop more innovative protection solutions for Uber’s delivery partners.”

The insurance cover under this program is LIVE from February 11th, 2019

About Uber Eats: Uber Eats started in 2014 as a small delivery pilot in Los Angeles and launched as a separate application in Toronto in December 2015. Since then, it has grown incredibly fast, and is now a stand-alone app available in 400+ cities around the globe. In Colombo, Uber Eats launched in September 2018.

 About Allianz Lanka: Allianz Insurance Lanka and Allianz Life Insurance Lanka, known together as Allianz Lanka, are fully-owned subsidiaries of Allianz SE, Germany, a world

leader in integrated financial services. Having started out as a Greenfield operation in 2005,

it has emerged as one of the fastest growing insurance service providers in Sri Lanka. The

company prides on supporting its clients’ business strategy by understanding their risk

profile and needs, and providing individual solutions from its world class portfolio of

products and services.