- Taxify Offers Health Benefits to 3,000 Driver-partners
Over 3,000 driver-entrepreneurs on the Taxify platform will henceforth benefit from Flexicare cover, which is a tailor-made driver-partner health plan.
Taxify stated on Monday that the health plan would help provide security for its drivers and serve as a motivation for them to provide better services.
The development comes few weeks after Health Connect released a report that put the average cost of health care in Nigeria at N35,000 for individuals and N125,000 for family plans, while undergoing surgery can cost the average citizen as high as N650,000.
Taxify had three months ago integrated a Save-Our-Soul button onto its platform to allow drivers get emergency responses in emergencies.
The Operations Manager, Taxify, Femi Akin-Laguda, said “Currently, millions of naira in claims have already been used by these drivers and their families undergoing various forms of medical care across Lagos.
“Dependants of drivers are big beneficiaries of this cover as the scheme extends beyond the drivers to also cover one dependant. Already, wives of drivers and female driver-partners are taking advantage of the antenatal benefits available on the scheme.
“Access to eye care is another major impact point of the health cover. With vision widely recognised as the most important source of information while driving, access to corrective lenses, periodic eye tests and awareness about vision care will ensure better eye care practices and improved safety on roads.”