Flance, an employee benefits company serving Africa’s gig economy, has announced a collaboration with leading ride-hailing platform Bolt. Through this collaboration, Bolt driver-partners can take advantage of Flance's innovative technology and access high-quality, affordable healthcare services.
Bolt drivers will be able to receive preventive care, telemedicine services, and access to a network of healthcare providers, all while keeping costs low.
"The gig economy in Africa is growing at an average of 20% annually, and it is estimated that by 2030, there'd be 80 million gig workers in Africa. This collaboration is in line with our mission at Flance to help this emerging demographic access quality, affordable, and inclusive benefits," Victor Ekwealor, CEO of Flance, said. "By collaborating with Bolt, we are able to bring this security to even more drivers in need and help ensure that they can access the healthcare they need to stay healthy and on the job."
For Bolt drivers, the perks of this collaboration include physical and virtual doctor consultations, preventive care services, discounted rates on lab tests, prescriptions, and many more. The drivers will also receive exclusive discounts on other Flance health insurance plans, as well as access to a range of health, wellness, and financial benefits including loans.
"At Bolt, we are dedicated to providing our driver-partners with the support and resources they need to succeed and live better," according to Ireoluwa Obatoki, Regional Manager for West and North Africa at Bolt. "This collaboration with Flance is a major step forward in that commitment, and we are proud to offer driver-partners access to affordable, high-quality healthcare services."
Bolt is a European super-app with over 100 million customers in over 45 countries and over 500 cities across Europe and Africa. The company seeks to make cities for people, not cars, by accelerating the transition from owned cars to shared mobility, offering better alternatives for every use case, including ride-hailing, shared cars and scooters, and food and grocery delivery.