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Your health insurance questions, answered

So you’re a freelancer and you need to get health insurance. Now what? Here are the most common questions about Freelancers Union's health insurance plans in New York --…


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How to kick SAD in the pants

Does the early sunset of winter make your heart sink? Do you get sad when it’s already pitch black outside at 5pm? Does winter just…really bum you out?…


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Discussing self care in the Health and Wellness Hive

This week, we’re featuring not just a Hive but a conversation in it. You might be familiar with the Health and Wellness Hive, which we featured here. Check out…


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How is your pharmacy coverage changing in 2015?

If you’re currently enrolled in a health insurance plan through Freelancers Union, your pharmacy coverage is changing in a number of key ways -- so be sure to read…


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How yoga made me a better freelancer

It is difficult – if not impossible – to build a successful freelance career without loads of ambition and energy. Odds are that if you chose this slightly-crazed-but-rewarding lifestyle, you’re pretty…


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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…


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How to get a subsidy for your health insurance plan

Looking for health insurance coverage and think you might qualify for a subsidy? You can get a subsidized health plan through your Federal or State Marketplace -- one of the…


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Sitting all day is bad for your mental health

Uh-oh, looks like more bad news for the sedentary: sitting isn’t just bad for your physical health, it’s bad for your mental health, too. A new study by…


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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…


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8 ways to make the holidays less stressful

Turkey day is around the corner! ‘Tis the season for hot cider, mashed potatoes, two kinds of stuffing... and a heaping side of stress. For freelancers, it might mean scrambling…


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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…


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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…


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What is Freelancers Medical?

Freelancers Medical is our no-copay primary care practice in Brooklyn and Manhattan. It’s 360-degree care for freelancers -- with free primary care, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, all backed by a…


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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…


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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,…


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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.


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Everything freelancers need to know about disability insurance

Freelancing is precarious. With episodic income, it’s hard to take vacations or even sick days. But what if you’re injured or sick and unable to work for a…


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How to wake up early and stay alert

As we know, not everyone can be a morning person. Alas, sometimes you have a flight to catch, a test to take, a meeting to attend…or you’ve forgotten…


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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.