Kover Launches COVID-19 Relief Fund for Gig Workers

Kover, a company that provides alternative insurance technology, is using its tools to create a relief fund to further assist rideshare drivers and other gig workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are some details:

  • For $6 a week, gig workers are covered in case they miss work and fall behind on bills.
  • If they test positive for COVID-19, they file a claim and receive $1,000 the next business day from our fund.
  • All leftover contributions will be redistributed to those covered when the fund terminates on 6/15/2020.
  • For the initial launch, we’re supporting up to 1,000 workers on the following platforms: Uber, Lyft, UberEats, Postmates, Instacart, DoorDash, Amazon Flex, Grubhub, Shipt, Deliv, and Caviar.
  • We’re working with other investors to increase the number of drivers covered and hopefully expand coverage for other hotspots across the country.
  • Kover is matching all contributions dollar for dollar and will not take any fees, processing or otherwise.

They’ve published a press release.