Uber Partners with INSHUR in the Netherlands
Uber brings new digital insurance offerings to the Netherlands by partnering with INSHUR
U.S.-based tech giant Uber is introducing new flexible insurance policies in the Dutch mobility sector through a partnership with INSHUR. By partnering with the U.K. and U.S.-based digital insurance provider, Uber aims to meet demand from its drivers for insurance products as part of a new driver loyalty program, Uber Pro. In addition, Uber Pro drivers will be able to enroll in free training courses from Dutch university Leiden Educational Institutions (LOI).
“Drivers take tremendous pride in the service they provide. Drivers have told Uber that more could be done to reduce costs of insurance, so we did. By adding new benefits to Uber Pro, including insurance options from INSHUR and free training courses from LOI, we help drivers achieve their goals on and off the road,” said Maurits Schönfeld, General Manager of Northern Europe at Uber.
Uber’s partnership with INSHUR in the Netherlands comes on the heels of the company’s announcement to expand its international headquarters in Amsterdam. Uber’s continued investment in the Netherlands is a testament to the country’s highly skilled workforce and the innovative Dutch mobility industry.
Pursuing talent and innovation in the Dutch mobility and tech sectors
INSHUR will join Uber in the Netherlands by establishing a new office in Amsterdam, where the insurance provider looks to secure a gateway into other European markets. The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) welcomed the joint investment in the Netherlands.
“I am delighted that INSHUR has chosen to set up its operations in the Netherlands. INSHUR adds to our strong IT cluster, which is further proof that our country is very attractive for global businesses operating at the forefront of information and technological developments,” said NFIA Commissioner Jeroen Nijland.
“With uncertainty all around, we welcome companies like INSHUR that look for a stable and thriving future. INSHUR will benefit from the Netherlands’ position in the heart of Europe, great access to an English-speaking talent pool and excellent international digital and transport connections,” he added.
An insurance policy in three minutes
By partnering in the Netherlands, Uber and INSHUR will bring more competition to the taxi insurance landscape. INSHUR provides drivers with the ability to buy a policy within three minutes, a process that can take hours or days via a traditional broker. According to research by INSHUR, 65% of drivers want greater flexibility regarding the length of the policy they can purchase. Through data-sharing and real-time analysis, INSHUR can deliver more competitive prices to the driver.
“Our growth into the Dutch market underlines the change taking place in the insurance landscape. The new mobility age, led by companies like Uber, demands a new type of protection and INSHUR addresses the gap where traditional insurance companies are just not fit for purpose. We will bring an entirely new digital insurance experience to the market. We aim to support and protect drivers, provide them with choice and flexibility and help make insurance more accessible and affordable,” said INSHUR CEO Dan Bratshpis.
Professional growth in the Dutch education system
In addition to flexible insurance, Uber will offer drivers the opportunity to pursue professional growth at LOI as part of the Uber Pro program. Receiving free training in the world-renowned Dutch education system, Uber Pro drivers can develop the tools to grow on the platform.
Source: Uber/INSHUR4 August 2020