5 things freelance writers can get sued for

Thinking about all of the things you could get sued for as a freelance writer is probably dead last on the list of things you actually want to devote brainpower to, or close to it. After all, you have good relationships with the clients and publications you’re working for. Plus, getting hit with a lawsuit…

The ACA is on trial (again)

Today, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments in California v. Texas, a case that is challenging the Affordable Care Act. If the ACA is overturned, more than 20 million Americans would lose their health coverage in the middle of the country’s largest COVID-19 spike with more than 100,000 new cases being reported daily. The case,…

Take control of your health this winter

This winter is shaping up to be a tough one, but if you’re feeling helpless, there’s one thing you can do right now that will make a big difference. Getting a flu shot is one of the simplest ways to help make this season easier for everyone, and it only takes a minute. In an…

You just turned 26. Now what?

If you turned 26 this year, you passed a pretty major milestone. No, it’s not that you’re more than halfway through your 20s — you’re no longer eligible for health insurance under your parents’ plan. That’s right: You’re officially an adult. But you’re not on your own. If this is the first time you’re navigating…

How (and why) to get your insurance through Freelancers Union

Yesterday marked the start of open enrollment, the 6-week period from November 1-December 15 when individuals can purchase health insurance. This is the one moment of the year that you can make changes to your health coverage; after December 15, you’ll have to wait until next November to sign up again. Right now, there is…

Why freelance writers (really) need liability insurance

If you can’t seem to shake that nagging thought about needing to get liability insurance, it’s for good reason. However, for many freelance writers, being uninsured has traditionally had more to do with the challenge of finding a provider that actually offers professional liability coverage that meets the needs of independent writers, less with them…

Professional liability protection for freelance writers is here

For 25 years, Freelancers Union has been dedicated to finding innovative solutions to build a new safety net for freelancers. A critical part of that safety net is insurance, because we know that more than anyone else, your budget doesn’t have room for surprise expenses or work interruptions that are out of your control. One…

Buckle Gets $31 Million for Insuring Rideshare Drivers

Buckle, a tech-enabled financial services company, has filed its Regulation D and disclosed it raised $31 million through its Series A funding round co-led by HSCM Bermuda and Eos Venture Partners. Addressing gaps in conventional insurance policies that leave gig workers underinsured, Buckle is using the funding to reinvent the insurance model with new sources of data to…

CareerGig now offers affordable insurance for freelancers

As the U.S. unemployment rate remains high, CareerGig, an online SaaS-based platform launched today offering affordable insurance for freelancers. The platform also provides access to available freelance gigs and contract projects at top companies looking for candidates. On the hiring end, companies that sign up for the service will have access to state of the…