Advocacy

#IWentFreelance: why independent workers are the future!

Yesterday, one of our Twitter followers asked us to help get the #IWentFreelance hashtag going: Hey, @freelancersu, can you help me get #IWentFreelance (because) going with a RT? I’d…


Official Contest Rules: #HowYouZip Contest

Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Eligibility The #HowYouZip contest (the “Promotion”) is open only to…


Health

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth...

Fun fact: “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” was written by a music teacher who noticed that his class of second-graders all sang their carols with…


Fun

Come to our virtual #UnofficeParty today!

Hey freelancers! This week, thousands of corporate drones will emerge from their cubicles to awkwardly mingle with what’s-her-name, drink soy eggnog, and try not to make eye contact at…


Health

How to make changes to your 2015 plan

Hey freelancers, if you want your coverage to start January 1, December 20 is the national deadline for choosing a plan. Whether you choose a plan through Freelancers Union or…


Advocacy

This is my union

Every generation grows up in the shadow of their parents’ revolutions. Sometimes it seems like everything has been done before and all the challenges have been overcome. But the word…


Health

Everything freelancers need to know about life insurance

So you’re a freelancer and you’re thinking about getting life insurance. Maybe you just had children, or you’re thinking it’s time to protect your family’s…


Health

Upcoming health insurance deadlines

Save these dates! If you want to get health insurance (and you do), remember these key deadlines. *November 15 *- Open enrollment for 2015 started. *December 15 *- You must…


Health

Dental open enrollment is here!

Today is the start of our annual open enrollment period for dental, life, and disability insurance -- so if you want to make any changes, now’s the time! If…


Health

How Freelancers Medical is more than just a doctor’s office

There’s a lot more to health than tests and 15-minute doctor’s visits. At Freelancers Union, we believe in a holistic model of health and wellness. Sure, doctors visits…


Money & Taxes Health

Everything freelancers need to know about insurance

Freelancers: don’t get left out in the cold. You too can have benefits! A healthy mind, body and business starts with being prepared. Pondering the thicket of health, life,…


Health

Everything freelancers need to know about dental insurance

Here’s a comprehensive look at how to find the dental insurance plan that’s best for you from the people who know freelancers best.


Clients & Gigs Money & Taxes

Everything freelancers need to know about liability insurance

You’ve taken on a high-pressure, high-priority project for a notoriously demanding client. Things are looking good… but at the last minute there’s an equipment failure and the project…


Clients & Gigs

Grow your network, grow your business

By Ciera Chapman Ciera Chapman is a freelance editor and writer. She's been working as a professional writer for nearly a decade and has been a founding partner and senior…


Health

Everything freelancers need to know about health insurance

We’re here to help freelancers understand the ins-and-outs of different plans and find one that is right for you.


Advocacy

How Freelancers Medical fits a hectic freelance life

Freelancers have asked us how Freelancers Medical, a program built for independent workers, can fit into their hectic lives. Jess Grippo, a freelance dancer, writer, and life coach, was kind…


Health

A health insurance glossary for us all

Health insurance has never been the easiest subject to understand. So we got health insurance experts and actuaries to help us help our members understand common plan details -- so…


Money & Taxes

Financial tips for freelancers who don't like dealing with finance

Financial Tips for Freelancers Who Don't Like Dealing with Finance


Advocacy

Freelancers Union members attend largest climate march in history

This Sunday, more than 300,000 people came together in the streets of New York City for the People’s Climate March, a historically inclusive environmental action advocating for the…


Clients & Gigs

Why freelancers should consider collaboration

This guest post is by Megan Eckman, an artist, embroidery kit designer, and business partner of Mutineer Designs **with her partner Jeffrey Opp, a photographer and designer. Ever since graduating…