Uber sees it's drivers as the face of it's company. They want to care for them in any way that they can. Because of this priority, they are looking into how they could give benefits and insurance to their drivers. They want to make sure that their employees have a safe way to live. They want to cover injury, sickness, and maternity/paternity needs.
These benefits were recently extended to drivers living in Europe, and hope to bring them to a more global audience.