The emergency your medaid probably won’t cover

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The emergency your medaid probably won’t cover

FREE TO READ | An accident victim’s first unpleasant surprise came when she called her medical aid scheme

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If you’re hurt in an accident as an Uber passenger, your medical costs should be covered, surely?

In theory, yes, because Uber in SA has a personal accident insurance policy with Chubb Insurance at no extra cost to its drivers or riders.

But it’s not that simple in practice, as Darilyn Luiz discovered. In July this year, the Uber she was travelling in was involved in an accident – not the driver’s fault, she’s quick to point out...

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