Find the right plan for your needs, at the lowest possible price, in 10 minutes or less.
We believe every independent worker deserves financial security.
Since 2014, we've helped over 3 million people save over $3 billion on everything from their health insurance to their taxes. Our headquarters are in San Francisco, California and we have teammates all across the United States.
Stride was founded on the principle that independent workers deserve the same financial security as full-time employees. That's not just about your income—it's also about having the right benefits that cover your health needs, about managing and minimizing your taxes, and about saving money on everything from auto repairs to education.
Since day one, we've been focused on helping rideshare & delivery drivers, freelancers, real estate agents, hair stylists, athletes, caregivers, pet sitters, creators, independent contractors, and part-time employees get their own "portable benefits," which is just a fancy way of saying benefits that belong to you and that you get to keep, regardless of what type of work you're doing or where you're doing it.
This includes affordable health, dental, vision & life insurance, free tools to help you track your mileage & expenses and estimate your taxes, and special deals & discounts on everyday expenses.
Stride started out as a health insurance marketplace, and that's still a big part of what we do. We're not an insurance company; instead, we help you find the best Affordable Care Act health insurance plan for your particular needs, at the lowest possible price, and make it easy to get enrolled—usually in about 10 minutes.
We're an approved partner of HealthCare.gov (you'll see us listed here), so you'll have access to all of the same health insurance plans you'd find on the government health sites along with easy-to-use tools to compare different plans, learn about your options, and, if you need it, get help from award-winning licensed humans to help you get covered and put your plan to use.
Stride's tools are free for individuals to use. We're an independent insurance broker, so we get paid a commission by insurance companies when people enroll in their plans through Stride. These commissions are already built into the price of the insurance plans, so you're not paying extra when you enroll through Stride.
Not every insurance company pays commissions, but that doesn't change the recommendations you'll get from Stride—neither our technology nor our agents know the difference between which plans pay a commission and which ones don't, so we'll always recommend the best plan for you, regardless of whether or not we get paid.
All insurance brokers are required by law to be licensed in each state they do business. You can find our licenses here.
We got our start with health insurance, and over the years we've expanded our suite of benefits to serve all of the needs of independent workers. Here's what we offer today:
Whether you're looking for your next career opportunity, a business that wants to offer portable benefits to your community of non-benefited workers, a member of the press or have some questions about benefits, we want to hear from you!
Want to help your independent contractors or part-time employees get their own affordable benefits? We can help.
A workforce partnership with Stride includes:
All of this, at no cost to your company.
Have questions about how health insurance works, or what kind of expenses you can deduct? We've got you covered.
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