• Advocacy

Make sure your union gets credit for your health insurance

Need healthcare? Want advocacy?

There’s a simple way to take care of your health and support your union at the same time: buy insurance through Freelancers Union. Enrolling through your union directly supports advocacy efforts like Freelancers Hub, SPARK, and #FreelanceIsntFree.

How does it work?

The policies we feature are available on and off the health insurance exchanges and cost the same as anyone else selling the same policy, but when you buy through us, you invest in advocacy. Part of your premium goes to Freelancers Union–at no additional cost to you. And the more people Freelancers Union represents, the louder the voice Freelancers Union has with carriers. That means our experts have direct access to senior staff and can advocate for members if there is an issue.

What if I’m eligible for a subsidy? Can I still enroll through Freelancers Union?


Do I need to do anything special to give Freelancers Union credit?

Nope! As long as you start on the Freelancers Union site and complete enrollment through one of our partners, you’re set.

What if I'm already enrolled?

If you live in New York and already have coverage with EmblemHealth or Oscar, you can select to have Freelancers Union's brokerage represent you moving forward. Please email us a and we can give you instructions to add us to your enrollment with the carrier.

Why does it matter?

Access to affordable health insurance is a serious issue for freelancers, and so is getting paid for the work you do. Freelancers Union’s mission is to represent the needs of independent workers, and when we buy insurance together we combine our voices for the betterment of all. Freelancers Union is actively in touch with policy-makers to advocate for better health policy for freelancers now and in the future.

Sarah McCarry Sarah McCarry is the author of the novels All Our Pretty Songs, Dirty Wings, and About A Girl.

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