Indonesia's social security agency for employment, known as BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, offered discounts at merchant partners for BPJS or Jamsostek (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan's previous name) cardholders through its co-marketing program, according to agency director, Agus Susanto on Wednesday (11/01). (Antara Photo/Abriawan Abhe)

Go-Jek Drivers Join BPJS Ketenagakerjaan


APRIL 19, 2016

 Jakarta. The Social Security Administration Body for Employment, or BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, has teamed up with motorcycle taxi app Go-Jek to provide insurance, protection and education for occupational hazards.

Hundreds of Go-Jek drivers swarmed BPKS Ketenagakerjaan's head office in Jakarta on Sunday (17/04) to collect insurance membership cards and take part in an introduction course on employment insurance.

“Education is important to change the Indonesian mindset, who tend to take occupational hazards lightly,” said Agus Susanto, president director of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan.

"We want to provide protection in anticipation of potential occupational hazards, which often happens primarily in high-risk jobs, such as Go-Jek driver," Agus said.

Under the program, Go-Jek drivers will be covered for work accidents and death by BPJS Ketenagakerjaan.

Established in 2014 to replace Jamsostek as compulsory social insurance for employees, BPJS Ketenagakerjaan has faced challenges while rolling out the program to workers in the country's informal sectors.

The agency currently provides cover for around 19 million employees across the country, out of the 114 million workers.

The Go-Jek agreement involves cooperation with Mayapada Hospital and Siloam Hospital establishing a trauma center network.

The Trauma Centre Hospital Network (RSTC) provides counselling service for occupational accidents for BPJS Ketenagakerjaan members, where Go-Jek drivers can turn to in any hospitals in their network, according to a statement.

“BPJS members would just need to show their card in our any of the hospitals within the BPJS network, where members are given free care and treatment, with no maximum limit, until they fully recover,” said Agus in a statement.

Photo courtesy of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan