Important Update: Flexible Private Hire insurance

Written by Benedict Harrison

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During times of uncertainty, our Flexible Private Hire insurance can help support you.

At Zego, we design smart insurance products that give you the same flexibility you get from your work. As the situation around COVID-19 continues to develop, the importance of flexibility becomes clear.

Our Flexible Private Hire insurance is available to drivers working exclusively with Uber and can help you save on the cost of your cover when you work less.

In this post, we’ll look at how our Flexible Private Hire insurance works and explore the benefits it offers you in these uncertain times.

What is Flexible Private Hire insurance?

In short, Flexible Private Hire insurance works when you work. You pay a fair, monthly premium at the start of your policy, and we'll refund you for any hours that you don’t work.

At the start of your policy, you pay one upfront fee. You are then covered for personal driving and private hire work for a period of 30 days. Depending on how many hours you spend on customer journeys during your policy, you will receive a refund at the end of your policy.

How much money will you save?

Your savings depend on the number of hours you spend on customer-journeys over the course of your policy. Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19, as well as some of the measures that are in place around travel restrictions, there is likely to be a reduced demand for trips.

If you are not spending as much time on customer journeys, you will receive a larger refund at the end of your policy.

How do Zego work out how much you save?

Your Zego account is linked with your driver-partner account as part of your policy. We will then automatically calculate how much time you have spent on customer journeys over the course of your policy. This is the total amount of time you have spent from when you accept a job to the point where you drop the customer off at their destination.

How do I get started?

It’s quick and easy to get started with Flexible Private Hire insurance. Just give us a call on 020 7206 0221 and our friendly team will be happy to help. We’re available 7 days a week to help support you through these difficult times.