Uber Accidentally Promised Its U.S. Workers Health Care Subsidies

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Uber Accidentally Promised Its U.S. Workers Health Care Subsidies
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Last month, Uber accidentally sent an email to drivers throughout the U.S. promising to cover part of their health insurance. Just kidding, they will not do that, and they regret the error.

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In a follow-up email sent to drivers throughout the U.S. yesterday evening, Uber clarified that it’s only offering some healthcare coverage to California drivers. Podcaster Ed Burmila, who drives for Uber part-time, forwarded the message to Gizmodo. It reads:

On May 26th, we sent you two emails with the subject line “It’s a great time to get health coverage.”

One of these two emails told you that Uber can help cover your healthcare costs. Unfortunately, we made a mistake sending this email to you, as this policy only applies to drivers and delivery people in California.”

The email goes on to say that Uber will reimburse your first month’s premium if you accidentally signed up for healthcare under the assumption that Uber would chip in. If you didn’t open the email yesterday, it appears that you are fucked:

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