This is a post by Freelancers Union founder Sara Horowitz, who’s launching Trupo – a collective emergency fund for freelancers. Follow her on Twitter at @Sara_Horowitz
One thing that has been made super clear to me over the years is that freelancers don’t just need new “products,” they need a new safety net, one where freelancers are central to the planning process. We need next-era institutions, and we can’t wait for the government to give them to us.
Back in December I told you that I was leaving Freelancers Union and that I’d soon reveal what’s next. I’m excited to let you know that I have started Trupo, a new company that will help freelancers with one of the hardest challenges of freelancing: episodic income.
Please be among the first to sign up to learn more about Trupo!
Trupo is the first short-term disability insurance designed specifically for freelancers. You decide how much of your average income you want to insure and pay a monthly premium. In return, if an illness or injury keeps you from working for more than a week, Trupo kicks in and sends you up to 50% of your normal income for up to three months.
And since Freelancers Union is an investor in Trupo, you’re also helping to support advocacy for independent workers.
We’ll be launching in Georgia first and then rolling out across the country in the coming months. If you’d like to be on the mailing list, you can sign up here, and you can also follow Trupo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
This is a huge step in building the next-gen safety net. If you’d like to learn more about the thought that went into creating Trupo, please take a look at my piece on Medium and let me know what you think.
I hope you will sign up to be a part of Trupo’s innovative approach to tackling solutions for episodic income.