In a progressive move, Zomato, the renowned online food delivery platform, has taken a significant step to support its female delivery partners by offering a maternity insurance plan. This initiative aims to provide a safety net and financial security to these delivery partners during their journey to motherhood, covering a wide range of pregnancy-related expenses, including childbirth and maternity complications.
Rakesh Ranjan, CEO of Food Delivery at Zomato, highlighted the company’s commitment to the well-being and financial security of their partners, stating, “By introducing comprehensive maternity insurance for gig workers, we are looking to provide extra support during our partners’ journey to motherhood, reinforcing our commitment to their well-being and financial security, and helping them every step of the way.”
To implement this program, Zomato has joined forces with ACKO, a leading digital insurance provider. The maternity insurance coverage is available to female delivery partners who have successfully completed 1000 deliveries on the Zomato platform and have been active for the 60 days preceding their application for the maternity insurance plan.
The maternity insurance plan offers comprehensive coverage for both normal and cesarean deliveries, extending to cover maternity complications such as miscarriage and abortion. The coverage includes financial support of up to Rs 25,000 for normal deliveries, up to Rs 40,000 for cesarean sections, and up to Rs 40,000 in the event of maternity complications like miscarriage and abortion.
Zomato’s introduction of this maternity insurance plan underscores its commitment to fostering a supportive and secure environment for its female delivery partners. This move aligns with the company’s broader efforts to ensure the well-being and financial stability of its gig workers, especially during significant life events like motherhood.
This initiative by Zomato not only reflects the company’s focus on enhancing the welfare of its workforce but also sets an example for the industry in recognizing and addressing the unique needs of gig workers, particularly female partners, during crucial life stages.