Health insurance provider Decent has partnered with the ride-hailing marketplace Gridwise to offer affordable health insurance coverages to rideshare drivers.
Pursuant to the terms of the collaboration, Decent will provide its low-premium, ACA compliant, Bronze and Silver health insurance products to Gridwise members in Austin, Texas.
Drivers can enrol in all plans anytime in a year and avail unlimited free primary care with a family doctor. Decent claims that its health insurance is up to 50% cheaper compared to other plans available in the market.
Gridwise co-Founder and CEO Ryan Green said: “This partnership is a natural fit. Ensuring drivers have access to affordable health care is aligned with our mission at Gridwise and that is to empower rideshare drivers by increasing their bottom line.”
“Health insurance is too expensive, especially for people who buy their own without subsidies. It’s the reason we launched Decent — to give self-employed workers like rideshare drivers access to affordable health care,” stated Nick Soman.
Gridwise enables 70,000 rideshare drivers boost their earnings by sharing information such as airport activity, local events, weather in real-time.
Decent, which recently rolled out in Austin, Texas, will expand to other parts of the US in the future.
Recently, a number of insurance carriers have started offering to ride-hailing drivers.
Last month, Uber unveiled a plan to offer insurance coverage of up to INR500,000 ($7097) to riders in case they meet with an accident.
Also, British insurtech firm Inshur introduced flexible insurance plans for drivers of the ride-hailing app Uber.