Sendy partners with AfyaPoa to provide health insurance for its drivers
Caption: Insurance For All(IFA) CEO John Paul Otieno, Sendy Senior Operations Associate Agnes Kithiia, and Sendy partner Brian Munyasi during the unveiling of the health insurance product.
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Logistics platform Sendy is providing health insurance for its drivers, making it the first digital marketplace provider to extend a health benefit cover to its driver-partners and their families.
The partnership with Insurance For All (IFA) is increasing universal healthcare coverage and is offering comprehensive health coverage. Through the AfyaPoa cover, drivers will pay premiums of only Kes 81 daily which will be deductible from the Sendy app.
Only 15.8% of Kenya’s population are covered by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), which is equivalent to over 80% of the total population with any form of health insurance in Kenya.
Speaking during the announcement, AfyaPoa’s Chief Operations Officer Dr. Ambrose Nyangao said: “Nothing distracts you from your hard work as much as your family getting unwell and you do not have the cash to pay. If you take cover with AfyaPoa, you will be able to take care of all your insurance needs in terms of healthcare.”
“We believe that the AfyaPoa cover is a timely, accessible and affordable solution that will enable our partners to get back on their feet quicker in the event of illness and be less exposed to erosion of their earnings,” said Chris Nyaga, Country Manager – Sendy Merchant Business Unit.
Among benefits that the AfyaPoa cover offers include: COVID-19 coverage, access to home visits and dial in consultations, chronic disease management, access to free nutrition advice, access to family planning services, free wellness check-ups upon registration as well as access to the AfyaPoa app.
In addition to the AfyaPoa cover, Sendy also offers personal accident cover, road rescue, goods in transit (GIT) insurance and access to personal loans through a welfare scheme. The AfyaPoa cover will further boost their well being enabling them to be more productive at work and get their families covered.
Sendy is a platform for businesses seeking to trade with ease. Sendy currently offers delivery for over 5,000 businesses some of which include Unilever, Jumia, Copia, DHL and Safaricom.
As the only platform in Africa covering the first to the last mile, Sendy enables businesses to send raw materials to their production facilities through trucks as well as finished goods to their end-customers using vans, pick-ups and bikes.