The Gig Economy Presents Solopreneurs with more Insurance Protection Options Than You May Think

This is a unique point of time in American workforce history. Moods and attitudes about the way we work are changing.

Employees are leaving traditional corporate work structures in favor of the flexible schedules of self-employment and solopreneurship and it is easy to see why! There has never been a better time to be self-employed. Business partners are able and apt to working with freelancers and shared workspaces and professional networking organizations are on the rise. You can even buy individual insurance packages so that you’re covered without a group plan.

Self employed

However, not all solopreneurs know these resources are readily available and at their disposal. Some estimate that self-employed individuals are three times more likely to be uninsured than the national average.

Insurance for self-employed individuals is expensive, right?

You know you and your financial wellbeing are at risk, but isn’t health, vision and dental insurance coverage ridiculously expensive for individuals? Not anymore.

In response to the rise in the non-corporate workforce, there are a wide selection of individual insurance options from major insurance brands like Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delta Dental, Cigna, Humana, and VSP Vision Care. These resources are key to thriving in the new economy because they reduce the stress related to working for yourself and make it truly financially rewarding.

Leverage these opportunities fully and you’ll spend less time worrying and more time celebrating your independence! Click here for more information on all the benefits at your disposal as a member of the gig economy.

Gig economy infographic by VSP Vision Care

Must-have: Vision coverage

Comprehensive eye exams provide a surprising number of clues about your overall health, including early detection of health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and even cancer. Despite the importance of keeping our eyes healthy, a 2015 Vision Council report found that nearly 50% of Americans don’t have vision coverage—and many are members of the gig economy.

Luckily, that doesn’t have to be the case anymore, thanks to VSP ® Vision Care. With individual and family vision plan offerings, people who work for themselves can have the same great benefits and savings as they would if they were covered under an employer’s plan.