Zomato, the online food delivery platform, took a significant step on Wednesday by launching a comprehensive maternity insurance plan for its female delivery partners.
The company stated that this insurance plan will encompass costs associated with pregnancy, including childbirth and any maternity-related complications. This move aims to offer both assurance and financial stability to female delivery partners and their families.
“By introducing comprehensive maternity insurance for gig workers, we are looking at providing extra support during our partners’ journey to motherhood, reinforcing our dedication to their welfare and financial security, thereby helping them meet their needs every step of the way,” Rakesh Ranjan, CEO, Food Delivery, Zomato, said in a statement.
Zomato has collaborated with ACKO, a digital insurance provider, to offer maternity insurance coverage.
As per the company’s policy, the insurance applies to female delivery partners who have accomplished a minimum of 1000 deliveries on the Zomato platform and have remained active within the 60 days preceding their request for the maternity insurance plan.
The all-encompassing coverage will encompass both regular and cesarean childbirth for a maximum of two children, as well as maternity complications like miscarriage and abortion.
Under this insurance plan, beneficiaries can receive up to INR 25,000 for a standard delivery, up to INR 40,000 for cesarean sections, and up to INR 40,000 in the event of maternity complications like miscarriage and abortion.