Marketwatch reports that Work Market will offer affordable healthcare to its independent workers through a partnership with Stride Health. The announcement states:
Work Market users can now more easily find appropriate, affordable coverage typically reserved for full-time employees through Stride Health’s personalized approach to managing health insurance, healthcare and compliance.
“For millions of Americans working in today’s new economy, finding affordable healthcare without the support of an employer can be challenging,” said Stephen DeWitt, CEO of Work Market. “Our partnership with Stride Health enables us to connect our growing network of independent talent with healthcare options that best meet the needs of them and their families.”With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requiring all individuals to procure health coverage by January 31, 2016 or be subjected to government fines, the pressure for freelance workers to find affordable coverage has never been greater. By partnering with Stride Health, Work Market helps its growing network of freelance workers overcome this challenge and ensure they have access to the care they need to protect their health.
Through the partnership with Stride, Work Market users can now get health insurance through over 200 insurance carriers, and Stride’s recommendation platform compares 38 factors across thousands of health plans to find which plan will save a freelancer the most money.