One of the biggest grievances freelance professionals and consultants face is the lack of benefits.
So much so that often, those who dream of pursuing a freelance career will remain in their corporate employee role simply because they don't want to lose out on their benefits and insurance coverage. Check out the impact of the influx of freelancers entering the space and the lack of benefits offered:
Yet, working freelance provides many advantages to professionals such as work-life flexibility, higher income potential, independence, more job possibilities, more diversity, taking on different projects, and faster growth… Should we go on?
However, the lack of benefits and lack of security that it brings remains a massive barrier of entry for many.
Yes, freelancers can opt to get private insurance, but these usually have bare minimum coverage at ridiculously high prices and pre-screenings that often deem you "not qualified." We know we might sound biased, but that's just the reality of the market right now.
You also may have seen the popular and very classic debate of "Freelancer vs Employee" regarding "Flexibility vs Security."
Well, here's a (not so) wild idea… What if we removed the "vs" and swapped it out for this lovely "&" symbol?
As the fastest growing type of work, with 43% of Americans working freelance and analysts predict that up to 80% of the global workforce will be freelance by 2030 – why aren't there better benefit solutions for freelancers?
And why can't you have both flexibility AND security?
We think it's about time that you have both!
Our mission has been, and continues to be, empowering on-demand professionals by supporting their freelance career. And our marketplace that connects on-demand professionals directly to top contracts is just one way we do that.
Now, we're so excited to support you further by bringing you access to benefits and health plans catered specifically to freelancers at a quality you won't find anywhere else!
Oomple Benefits is the first product to provide freelancers with access to "corporate quality" benefits.
That's why we've partnered with top insurance companies and leveraged our group purchasing power from our freelance members on Oomple to provide freelancers with exceptional and affordable benefit solutions!
Oomple Benefits is the first product of its kind that gives our freelance professionals exclusive access to the same quality of benefits provided to full-time employees of large corporations but individual freelancers!
Done are the days of relying on crappy (pardon our French) or expensive individual health and benefits plans.
Click this link to get started on a free month's access to our Benefit portal, where you can choose an affordable plan that works best for your needs (and your family's too).
Dive into our 4 top perks in the Oomple Benefits portal.
1) Health Plans
You will receive access to one-of-a-kind, comprehensive health plans for on-demand professionals. It offers more flexibility, affordability and coverage than what you won't find on the market for individuals. Some key features and benefits of the program include:
- Medication coverage (even on pre-existing ones)
- No medical pre-screening
- "À la Carte" Health Plans that suit you best
- Dentist, Physio, Mental health, etc.
- Easy online claims submission
- Tax-deductible premiums
- Coverage for individuals and their families
2) Discount Marketplace
Through Oomple's distinct discount marketplace, you'll get to enjoy awesome discounts, rewards, and even cash-back from many brands that include:
- Holiday Inn
- Best Buy
- Planet Fitness
…Among many others! Our discount marketplace is packed full of exciting offers ready for you to enjoy, from travel to restaurants and entertainment.
The convenient Online Prescription Delivery
Pocketpills is a company that offers telehealth pharmacy services. As an Oomple Benefits member, you'll be able to manage your medication and consult with pharmacists without having to leave your home.
- Order medication online
- Lowest service rates
- Fast, free delivery
- Automatic refills
- Easy access to a pharmacist
4) Insurance (including pet insurance)
Veterinarian-recommended Insurance Plans
Petsecure’s comprehensive pet health insurance plans take the worry out of your dog or cat’s visit to the vet by removing financial concerns during crucial times. Their veterinarian-recommended plans include up to 80% coverage for the following:
- Accident and illness coverage including diagnostics, x-rays, hospitalization, surgery, medication, and more
- Dental coverage to help cover the cost of annual cleaning or problems with teeth and gums
- Special coverage including alternative treatments, behavioural therapy, and medical devices
- Additional customer benefits include boarding/kennel fees, lost pet advertising, holiday cancellation, cremation/burial costs, and more
- Exam fees and taxes.