How (and why) to get your insurance through Freelancers Union

Nov 02, 2020

Yesterday marked the start of open enrollment, the 6-week period from November 1-December 15 when individuals can purchase health insurance. This is the one moment of the year that you can make changes to your health coverage; after December 15, you’ll have to wait until next November to sign up again.

Right now, there is so much uncertainty: about our political future, about whether the Affordable Care Act will remain in place, about when the pandemic will end. One thing that shouldn’t be a question is whether your health is protected right now.

The risks of being uninsured are just too great. Even with the ACA under threat, you can and should buy a health plan for 2021. Because we know buying insurance can be complicated and frustrating, Freelancers Union is here to help you through the process.

First, check out our comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about health insurance, then head to our national benefits platform to find the plans in your area that we recommend. We have curated a selection of providers that are affordable, provide the coverage you need, and, most importantly, value the work you do. You can enroll in a plan directly through us, by clicking on the link or by calling the provider directly and telling them you are a Freelancers Union member.

When you do, Freelancers Union receives a small commission from the insurance provider, which allows us to continue our work advocating for freelancers all year round. You always pay the same amount that you would if you purchased that plan on your state’s marketplace (yes, even if you qualify for a subsidy on your premium costs!), and we get to keep advocating for freelancers all year round.

Health insurance with a purpose. Who doesn’t love that?