Commercial auto insurance provider INSHUR has partnered with Drivers Benefits to provide digital auto insurance to Black Car Services drivers in New York City.

There are over 65,000 rideshare drivers in New York and only 21,000 are signed up for Drivers Benefits.

The initiative, which is free to drivers, is funded by a 2.5% surcharge on all rider fees paid to The Black Car Fund who pays for benefits including annual eye exams, access to telemedicine, and safety and wellness classes.

The Independent Drivers Guilds has arranged discounts on prescriptions, legal assistance, accident support, dental discounts and more.

The benefits can be availed by drivers of rideshare services such as Lyft and Uber or drivers of Black Car services such as Juno and Vital.

INSHUR CEO Dan Bratshpis said, “Our mission is to change the way drivers feel about insurance and so being able to offer access to Drivers Benefits to our customers was really important to us.

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“With only 21,000 NYC rideshare drivers currently taking advantage of Drivers Benefits, we’re excited to be able to help thousands more access them quickly and easily through this partnership.”

Drivers Benefits has helped 1,300 drivers earn $320k in aggregate through paid classes.

Additionally, each driver using drug discount programme has saved on an average $288.30 in a single year.

Drivers Benefits IDG Benefits Fund Executive Director Andrew Greenblatt said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for drivers to access their benefits. Adding enrolment to Drivers Benefits to the INSHUR platform will make it easy for drivers to get the benefits they deserve.”