Transport app company, Grab, has announced that it is extending personal accident insurance coverage to all passengers using the car pooling service, GrabHitch, at no cost.

The insurance complements the personal motor insurance purchased individual by car owners, with personal accident benefits for the rider up to US$15,000 ($20,760) in the event of accidental death and permanent disability, or up to an aggregate limit of US$50,000 per accident in Singapore.

The insurance will be provided free of charge to drivers under GrabHitch.

“By providing free Group Personal Accident Insurance to riders, we eliminate any uncertainties that they might have about insurance coverage on social carpool rides,” Mr Lim Kell Jay, head of Grab Singapore, said in the press release.

“We believe that social carpooling is a step towards a green and car-lite future, and are committed to growing Singapore’s carpool culture.”

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