Grab Philippines, SSS, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG launches social protection program for driver- and delivery-partners

Grab Philippines-together with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Social Security System (SSS), and Pag-IBIG Fund-announced its Social Protection Program which helps create a stronger social safety net for Grab driver- and delivery partners in the Philippines, by supporting, educating, and connecting Grab partners to various social welfare services of the government.

Grab is the first platform in the Philippines to proactively roll out a robust, multi-agency social protection program for driver and delivery-partner welfare. This program is a result of months-long dialogue and discussion with various government agencies, which aims to educate and connect its driver partners on the government's various social welfare services, including but not limited to:

  • Affordable social insurance that can be used for retirement, disability, death, funeral, sickness, maternity, and work-related contingencies for self-employed SSS members. Availment of salary loans for active and contributing self-employed SSS members and pension loans for retirement pensioners.
  • Accessible healthcare services such as assistance on the hospital bills, room and board subsidies, medication and professional services exclusively offered to PhilHealth members.
  • National savings program and affordable housing financing for qualified PAG-IBIG members.

This program recently piloted in Metro Manila and will be scaled to different Grab cities and communities across the Philippines.

"Platform work has presented various benefits to many industries, and has been a valued source of livelihood for many Filipinos. We have built a community of partners founded on trust, hardwork, and shared mission - to driving the Philippines forward, and we will continue doing right by our partners by creating stronger safety nets that they can rely on. Amidst a very tough economy, our Social Protection Program is a clear expression of our deep and long-standing commitment to the welfare and wellbeing of our partners, and we will continue to scale this program nationwide to help support more partners and their loved ones," said Grab Philippines Country Head Grace Vera Cruz.

In addition to its social protection program, Grab also provides its own assistance program exclusive to all active driver-partners. The GrabCare Package is designed to offer driver partners additional support, which includes calamity assistance, insurance, emergency top-up, hospital assistance, educational assistance, and burial assistance.
Zach Golez

A lifestyle blogger based in Iloilo City

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