Stride, which is billed as being a more affordable health insurance for independent contractors, freelancers, and the self-employed, is doing what it can to expand its company nationwide.
Currently available in California, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, Stride has been so successful that they are trying to expand to bring service to freelancers throughout the entire United States.
To enable Stride to achieve this goal they have raised $13 million to date. Stride plans to use these funds in three ways. First, they plan to invest in good leaders in the company. Secondly, they plan to modernize and utilize their informational mobile app to its full potential. Finally, they plan to strengthen their financial guidance and consumer health programs to 365 days a year.
What can freelancers expect if they take up Stride’s insurance? According to Venturebeat, “Stride’s mobile app now enables members to navigate health plan benefits, locate in-network doctors or urgent care centers, and find low-priced drugs from more than 50,000 pharmacies, for free. The company says that later this summer most of its services will be available to freelancers who haven’t purchased coverage.”
Uber Drivers, which are independent contractors, have already taken advantage of Stride. In addition, the Mayo Clinic and Rock Health have both invested in the company so that every American, whether working corporately or independently can get good medical insurance and technological mobile assistance.
To learn more about Stride, check out the full report at Venturebeat.