Be fully insured

Everyone who finds work through Temper is fully insured providing total peace of mind for both FreeFlexers and for clients. This is very rare, but in our eyes, completely necessary.

In addition to great cover including both liability and accidents insurance, we’re now introducing, in cooperation with our partner Alicia, a new insurance policy that gives professionals a safety net to fall back on in the event of illness or incapacity to work.

What it covers

Liability

Provides cover if a professional is liable for damage to a person or another person's belongings, including yours as a client ('supervision'). This insurance is active during shifts that are worked via the Temper platform.

Accidents

Provides financial support if a professional is permanently disabled or even killed in an accident. The professional then receives a one-off sum of money, and certain expenses (such as hospital stay or damage to personal property) are reimbursed after an accident. This insurance is active during shifts that are worked via the Temper platform.

Disability

Temper offers financial assistance if FreeFlexers are totally disabled due to illness or accident. Compensation runs until recovery, with a maximum of 2 years of coverage. There is also a (one-time) benefit for bereavement leave and birth/adoption leave. This insurance runs alongside other Temper benefits and becomes active once they’ve worked more than 10 shifts through the platform.

More specific detail

Below are the highlights for each of the various policies. These give you a better idea of what is, and what is not, covered. If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Benefits.

Business liability

Business liability insurance protects the professional if he or she is held liable for damage to a person ('bodily injury') or belongings of others ('material damage'). With this insurance, the professional is also insured for damage to the equipment he or she works with (this is called 'supervision'). This way the use of a FreeFlex professional is truly carefree for everyone!

Some examples of what is covered by this insurance:

  1. After an accident, the professional needs medical treatment. During that treatment, something went wrong and he or she dies. The surviving relatives receive a lump sum. (Covered: improper medical treatment after an accident)
  2. The professional has had an accident. In order to be able to treat them, the medical staff cut their clothes. Fortunately, these costs are reimbursed. For recovery, the professional is hospitalised for another 4 weeks. For every day of hospitalisation, the professional receives €75 to cover the extra costs for themselves and their family. (Covered: personal belongings & hospital stay)

Some examples of what is not covered by this insurance:

  1. A professional has been working a shift, and has a few too many drinks with colleagues afterwards. The professional gets on their bike and goes home having had one drink too many. They miss a red traffic light and they collide with a car. (Not covered: alcohol)
  2. A professional gets into an argument with a customer while working. Suddenly, the client lashes out, and the professional fights back in anger. (Not covered: fights)
  3. On a hot day, a professional decides to cool down after a shift with some colleagues by jumping from a bridge into the water but hits something in the water on impact. Due to this, the professional becomes partially paralysed. (Not covered: daring, and outside of work time)
  4. The professional is on his way home and gets into a car accident. It was quite a blow and he or she becomes disabled. There is permanent loss of function of the leg (Not covered: outside of work hours).

Accidents

Accident insurance pays out a lump sum of money if the professional becomes permanently disabled or dies as a result of an accident. This is essential because an accident leading to permanent disability can involve very high costs, such as home adjustments or hospitalisation. In case of death, the surviving relatives will immediately receive the payment. In case of a permanent disability the professional receives the benefit after the degree of disability has been established as an unchanging condition.

Some examples of what is covered by this insurance:

  1. The professional is on their way home and gets into a car accident. It was quite a blow, and he or she becomes disabled. There is a permanent loss of function of the leg (Covered: permanent disability). Also, the professional can no longer do the work he or she used to do, and has to learn a new profession. (Covered: training costs)
  2. After an accident, the professional needs medical treatment. During that treatment, something went wrong and he or she dies. The surviving relatives receive a lump sum. (Covered: improper medical treatment after an accident)
  3. The professional has had an accident. In order to be able to treat them, the medical staff cut their clothes. Fortunately, these costs are reimbursed. For recovery, the professional is hospitalised for another 4 weeks. For every day of hospitalisation, the professional receives €75 to cover the extra costs for themselves and their family. (Covered: personal belongings & hospital stay)

Some examples of what is not covered by this insurance:

  1. A professional has been working a shift, and has a few too many drinks with colleagues afterwards. The professional gets on their bike and goes home having had one drink too many. They miss a red traffic light and they collide with a car. (Not covered: alcohol)
  2. A professional gets into an argument with a customer while working. Suddenly, the client lashes out, and the professional fights back in anger. (Not covered: fights)
  3. On a hot day, a professional decides to cool down after a shift with some colleagues by jumping from a bridge into the water but hits something in the water on impact. Due to this, the professional becomes partially paralysed. (Not covered: daring, and outside of work and travel time)

Temporary total disability (2 years)

It kind of says it all: this insurance is there for when the professional becomes incapacitated, and thus unable to work at all for an extended period of time. It also provides coverage if the professional is still a student and not physically able to attend lectures etc. at the training institute. This could be due to dropout after an accident, for example, or if he or she becomes ill. With this insurance, the professional then receives monthly money so that he or she is not suddenly without income. This specific AOV is activated after the professional has worked 10 times through Temper. If the professional is sick for more than 2 weeks, he or she receives benefits until he or she recovers (for a maximum of 2 years). The amount of the monthly benefit is based on how much was earned on average per month through Temper in the 3 months before the professional became disabled. The first year he or she receives 90% of that amount each month (if the professional is affiliated with Free Platform Work Foundation, 70% otherwise), the second year he or she receives 70% each month).

What happens if the professional becomes incapacitated?

The best way to explain this is with an example; the professional in question is called Sophie. Sophie earns some extra money by taking on jobs through Temper. Unfortunately, she suddenly becomes very ill, which makes it impossible for her to work for a long time. She had worked more than 10 shifts through Temper, and so she’s eligible for the temporary total disability insurance solution. When it becomes clear that she can’t work anymore, she reports this to Alicia using the Temper app. Together with Alicia and the insurer, Sophie maps out the situation and they look at how Sophie can get back to her old self as soon as possible.

In the 3 months before Sophie (as an affiliate of Foundation Free Platform Work) became ill, she earned an average of €1800 per month through Temper. After the 2-week deductible, Sophie receives €1620 per month for the first 12 months (90% of €1800). The second 12 months she receives €1260 per month (70% of €1800). Fortunately, after 14 months she is back on track! The monthly allowance stops.

Some examples of what is not covered by this insurance:

  1. The professional travels home from a party and gets on their bike having had  one drink too many. He or she does not see a red traffic light, and has a collision with a car. (Not covered: alcohol)
  2. The professional gets into an argument with someone while he or she is at work. It ends in a fight. The professional hits the other person hard and breaks his leg in the process. (Not covered: intentional)

This information was compiled by Alicia Benefits. For more information, please contact Alicia Benefits.