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Health Care for Freelancers Gets a Boost

Last updated on November 2nd, 2016 at 05:44 pm

Health Care

The federal government has given $174 million to the Freelancers Union in federal loans to build a CO-OP health plan for New York. The group also received $166 million in loans to launch plans in New Jersey and Oregon.

According to the Freelancers Union, these CO-OPs are non-profit health insurance plans that are focused on the needs of the insured, instead of making a profit. CO-OPs offer more, better and less expensive health insurance options to consumers.

We are very excited with the news since it brings affordable health care to the reach of freelance translators. The American Translators Association has more than 11,000 members, though some are based overseas.

As an ex-freelance translator, myself, I know that access to a health care plan is one of the biggest issues of the profession.

To find out more about the CO-OPs, you can visit the Freelancers Union website https://www.freelancersunion.org/

Sergio Ruffolo
Sergio Ruffolo
Sergio has more than 25 years of multinational experience providing consulting services and leading IT organizations in Africa, Asia and America, which has given him plenty interesting and insightful lessons to teach about global business. He is fluent in Spanish and English, in addition to conversational Portuguese. He has lived in more than 12 cities around the world, moving around and working in different cultures has left him with a real global perspective. Sergio is a real citizen of the world.