uberFirst Assurance Company has teamed up with taxi firm Uber to provide passengers with insurance coverage should they wind up in an accident or emergency.

As a result riders will now be insured for any medical expenses, hospital costs, ambulance emergency along with compensation for injuries and death incurred while riding in the Uber licensed vehicle.

According to reports the policy began on the 16th of October and is currently available to all Uber users.

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“We are excited about this new and innovative insurance policy. The insurance coverage goes hand in hand with Uber’s commitment to build safety into our service from beginning to end: before a passenger even gets into the car, throughout the journey and after they have reached their destination,” said Uber General Manager for East Africa, Loic Amado.

Along with this comes the inclusion of GPS tracking, ratings and feedback, and detailed information about the car and driver thus creating a more accountable experience for riders.

“We are pleased about our partnership with Uber which will enable us to continue doing what we do best; providing insurance and quality services that create and add value to all Kenyans, we are happy to provide insurance products to Uber riders when they are using the app,” George Alande, Managing Director at First Assurance said.

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