Amazon provides free Covid-19 health insurance for its sellers

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on August 03, 2020 is providing a health insurance free-of-cost for its sellers in India to cover Covid-19 related expenses of up to ₹50,000.

Amazon, which will fully fund the premium for this health insurance, has partnered with Acko General Insurance to manage the policy delivery and handling of claims and reimbursements.

The insurance will help cover the expenses related to Covid-19 hospitalisation and treatment, ambulance assistance and Intensive Care Unit charges of up to ₹50,000, and it will be valid for one year after activation. This will benefit lakhs of Amazon sellers, anyone who has had an active product listing on between January 2019 and May 26, 2020, the company said in a statement.

“Good health is the foundation for our sellers to run their business and we are rolling out a group health insurance benefit to help them cover for medical expenses in case of hospitalisation and treatment due to Covid-19. While we sincerely hope none of our sellers need to use this, we want to make sure they have a sense of security and one less thing to worry about and can focus on developing their business,” Gopal Pillai, Vice President Seller Services, Amazon India, said.

Amazon will open a 7-day enrolment window wherein sellers can enroll themselves by providing basic personal particulars and KYC documents.

Published on May 27, 2020

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