Sittercity has partnered with Catch to help caregivers find the best health insurance plan at the best possible price.
In less than 60 seconds, Catch will show you what plans are available to you, recommend the best plan for your needs, and apply the tax credits you’re eligible for that make your coverage more affordable. Catch is free to use and users can save an average of $500+ a month on their premiums. Getting covered takes less than 10 minutes and you can do it right from your phone!
Am I eligible to use Catch and is Catch free to use as a Sittercity caregiver?
Yes, Catch is free and you can use Catch if you are an independent contractor and all of the following are true:
- You live in the United States
- You are a U.S. citizen or national (or be lawfully present). Learn about eligible immigration statuses
- You’re not incarcerated
Does Sittercity pay for my health/dental/vision insurance?
No, but our partnership with Catch will make it easy to find the right insurance plan for you, as affordably as possible, in 10 minutes or less.
Is Catch an insurance company?
No, Catch is a simple way to take care of your benefits if you don't get them through work. Catch:
- Searches 1000’s of health insurance plans and recommends the best one for you based on your specific needs
- Helps you find ways to lower your health insurance costs by finding and automatically applying tax subsidies and extra savings that reduce your monthly premiums and your out-of-pocket costs
- Provides customer support all year round to help you get the most out of your insurance
- Offers dental and vision plans built and priced specifically for independent workers
- Is available nationwide and offers plans from more than 200 insurance companies
When is Open Enrollment (OEP)?
Open Enrollment—or OEP—is the only time of year you can purchase or renew your health insurance for the following year (unless you qualify for Special Enrollment). Depending on where you live the dates can differ, but generally it runs from November 1 to January 15. Learn more here.
Can people enroll if they already have health insurance?
Yes! In fact, Catch recommends people review their health plan every year—there might be new plans that offer better coverage for less. But remember, Open Enrollment is the only time of the year that people can actually switch their health insurance plans.
If I stop working for an extended amount of time, will I lose access to my insurance?
No! After you enroll through Catch, as long as you make your monthly premium payments, you’ll keep your health insurance plan.
Does Catch offer Medicare?
No, Catch does not offer Medicare, but if you qualify, Catch will submit your application to your state Medicare office directly on your behalf.
How can Catch help me with my taxes?
Catch helps you set aside for taxes - answer a few basic questions and Catch can tell you how much federal and state tax you’ll owe. Every time you get paid, Catch will set aside the recommended amount. When it comes time to pay quarterly estimated taxes, you can also make a tax payment to the IRS directly from your Tax Withholding plan in Catch.
Can I find insurance for my family through Catch?
Catch offers individual health insurance coverage, which covers people and families.
What happens if I don’t buy insurance?
Health insurance gives you some control over unpredictable costs that come along with your health. No matter how well you take care of yourself, your future health isn’t guaranteed. That means the cost of getting or staying healthy can be hard to predict. Even if you haven’t needed any medical care in the past, that can change from an accidental injury or unexpected illness. Health insurance protects you against these unexpected costs, and gives you the preventative care you need to stay healthy!
How do I contact Catch?
For instant support, you can:
Chat: Log into your account and click on the chat icon
Help Articles: You can check out Catch’s help articles here