Two weeks ago, Uber drivers mistakenly received an email from Uber offering to help cover their health insurance—a benefit the company has refused to provide its drivers everywhere besides California since its founding in 2009.
"Uber can help cover your healthcare costs," the email read. "If you need health coverage, there’s no better time to apply for a healthcare plan."
But the promise was too good to be true. On Wednesday evening, the company backtracked on this offer, claiming it was a mistake.
"We sent you two emails with the subject line 'It’s a great time to get health coverage,'"