Updated: Jul 21, 2020
Ecommerce companies Amazon, Flipkart, Swiggy and Zomato, among others, have begun offering insurance cover and income protection plans for their delivery workforce, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Flipkart offers a term-life cover of INR 3 lakh for contract employees, apart from the medical and accident cover of up to INR 3 lakh and INR 5 lakh respectively. Additionally, the company has committed to providing a Covid-19 lumpsum cover of up to INR 50,000 to employees who test positive for the virus.
Amazon has launched a $25 Mn Amazon Relief Fund, to be utilised by those who are part of Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner Program, said the spokesperson. The company is also looking to provide a two-week paid leave for its employees and contract workers who test positive for the virus.
Online food delivery companies Zomato and Swiggy have also been offering delivery executives and employees covid-19 insurance.