When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. But every once in a while, something is just as good as advertised… occasionally even better… like The Black Car Fund’s new Driver Education Course. Covered drivers receive $200 if they attend in person, or $75 for taking the class online, to literally learn about the many free and valuable benefits they are entitled to from the Fund, and how to sign up for them. Starting February 6, classes are being held on Mondays at the Fund’s Safety Center in Queens (37-10 Skillman Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101). You can sign up here: https://drivered.nybcf.org.

The list of benefits the Black Car Fund provides to its drivers is extensive, but far too many drivers still haven’t taken the time to sign up for them. Why wait? Visit https://ny.driversbenefits.org today and sign up.

“We are always looking at adding new benefits for our covered drivers, which they receive at no cost to them – including health, dental, vision and much more – but some drivers still haven’t signed up,” explains Black Car Fund executive director, Ira Goldstein. “Our new Driver Education Course is in addition to our Safety Class, which pays participants $300 to attend, and our Wellness Class, which pays drivers $150 to learn how to improve their physical and mental health on the road.”

The Fund also recently added an Accident Disability Insurance Plan, which covers injuries that occur outside of work. The benefit provides eligible, enrolled drivers with monthly payments if they are injured outside of work in a covered accident and are unable to work because of the injury. Eligible drivers can receive payments of up to 70% of their net driving income for up to a year, whether the injury occurs when they are at home, at play, or even in-between fares.

Additionally, on February 1, the Fund added a new Personal Accident Insurance benefit that pays out a lump sum – ranging from $50-$40,000, depending on the severity of the injury. It goes to covered drivers who suffer an accidental injury that requires medical services – like broken teeth, concussions, broken bones, ruptured discs, lacerations that require stitches, skin grafts, and/or dislocations. Learn more and sign up today at: ny.driversbenefits.org/benefits/personal_accident_insurance.

“This new benefit helps provide an extra level of financial security in the event one of our covered drivers suffers an accidental injury that requires related medical services, but you only get the benefit if you sign up and are enrolled in our Drivers Benefits,” explains Goldstein. “I can’t stress enough the importance of signing up for our benefits before something happens.”

Article by Neil Weiss

Neil Weiss is the Editor/Publisher/Owner of Black Car News and Livery Times. He has been involved in the ground transportation industry since 1991, writing thousands of articles on a wide variety of subjects.

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