Benefits

The IDG is the first nonprofit labor organization to negotiate a seat at the table with a rideshare company and the first to offer crucial new protections and essential benefits while building worker power. The IDG has advocated on behalf of drivers in New York State to get them access to benefits through The Black Car Fund. As a result, the IDG and The Black Car Fund launched the Drivers Benefits program in 2018 and expanded it to include more benefits in January 2021.

Find out more about your eligibility at ny.driversbenefits.org*

The Black Car Fund Health Benefits

Accident Disability Insurance Plan

*NEW* Accident Disability Insurance – Helps protect your income if you are disabled due to a covered accident outside of work.

Beginning November 1, 2022, The Black Car Fund has expanded Drivers Benefits to include Accident Disability coverage while outside of work. This benefit provides eligible, enrolled drivers with monthly payments, for up to a year if they are injured and become disabled due to a covered accident while NOT working – whether they are at home, at play, or even in-between fares!*

Find out more here.

Telemedicine

24/7 access to medical consultation by phone, app, or webcam for a number of conditions including COVID-19 symptoms.

Find out more here.

Vision Coverage

Clear vision is essential to driver safety. Get your no-cost routine annual eye exam and eyewear today!

Find out more here.

Dental Insurance

Take care of your teeth with emergency and preventative care, including free annual exams, x-rays, and cleanings.

Find out more about Dental Insurance through Drivers Benefits here.

Prescription Discounts

Save on prescription medications at thousands of participating pharmacies, including CVS, Duane Reade, RiteAid, Walgreens, Kroger, Wal-Mart, Target, Safeway and more!

Find out more here.

Urgent Care Discounts

Don’t let medical costs prevent you from getting the help you need. Access discounts on Urgent Care services in metropolitan New York City locations!

Find out more here.

Diagnostic Imaging Discounts

Access to providers who offer 20% – 80% savings on MRI, CT and PET Scans.

Find out more here.

*Not every driver for a Black Car service is eligible for all Drivers Benefits. Drivers who meet a minimum hourly threshold in New York State are eligible for the Drivers Health Benefit Program, paid for by The Black Car Fund.

For 2021, an eligible driver is either:  (i) a driver who is registered with the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (NYC TLC) as a driver for a Black Car service and in the prior calendar year has provided service to passengers averaging at least 10 hours per week during the most recent available calendar quarter, with such hours measured from the time a passenger enters a vehicle until such passenger exits the same vehicle, or (ii) a driver not registered with the NYC TLC and who qualifies as a Transportation Network Company (TNC) or is affiliated with a dispatch base that is a member of The Black Car Fund and in the prior calendar year has received gross income of at least $4,000 during the most recent available calendar quarter from the provision of service to passengers in the State of New York. Gross revenue is to be determined based on income that will be reported on a driver’s Form 1099.

These eligibility standards may be changed by The Black Car Fund upon at least 30 days’ notice.


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