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Careem bests Uber with accident insurance for passengers, too


Careem plans to launch its in-ride insurance programme everywhere it operates “as soon as possible”, Manna said. — Reuters

Careem plans to launch its in-ride insurance programme everywhere it operates “as soon as possible”, Manna said. — Reuters

Dubai-based ride-hailing service Careem Networks FZ is looking for new ways to get ahead of main rival Uber Technologies Inc in the Middle East. 

Careem launched an accident insurance programme for passengers as well as drivers in Turkey and is planning to soon expand the service to other countries in the region, said Ibrahim Manna, managing director for emerging markets. The company has signed a deal with global insurance broker Price Forbes for policies that would pay up to US$20,000 (RM81,506) to cover expenses related to deaths or serious injuries caused by an accident during Careem rides. 

   

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