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NYC Uber And Lyft Drivers Now Have Access To Vision Insurance

Drivers for ride-hailing apps are considered independent contractors and don't typically get benefits.
Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 01, 2018

Uber and Lyft drivers in New York City now have access to certain health benefits. 

As of Sunday, ride-hailing services will offer vision benefits and over-the-phone or video appointments with doctors, according to the Associated Press.

A survey conducted by the Independent Drivers Guild revealed 90 percent of drivers who responded didn't have vision insurance.

Drivers for ride-hailing apps are considered independent contractors rather than employees, so they typically don't receive health benefits.

Drivers insurance is provided by the Black Car Fund. It takes a 2.5 percent surcharge riders pay when they order a ride and uses the funds to provide benefits to drivers in New York City.