Sittercity has partnered with Stride Health to help caregivers find the best health insurance plan at the lowest possible price and get the most of their benefits.
Stride makes it easy to find the best plan at the lowest possible price:
- Searches thousands of health insurance plans and finds the best one for you.
- Helps lower your health insurance costs by searching for discounts. Caregivers save an average of $340 per month.
- Makes it easy to enroll, right from your phone. Only takes 10 minutes. Get started here.
Using Stride, Caregivers can sign up today for health insurance starting January 1st, 2020.
Am I eligible to use Stride and is Stride free to use as a Sittercity caregiver?
Yes, Stride is free and you can use Stride if you are an independent contractor and all of the following are true:
- Must live in the United States.
- Must be a U.S. citizen or national (or be lawfully present). Learn about eligible immigration statuses.
- Can't be incarcerated.
Does Sittercity pay for my health/dental/vision insurance?
No, but our partnership with Stride will make it easy to find the best insurance at the lowest possible price, in 10 minutes or less.
Is Stride an insurance company? No, Stride is a unique service that:
- 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 helping you estimate your income, taxes and eligibility for subsidies
- Provides customer support all year round to help you get the most out of your insurance
- Offers dental, vision, and life insurance plans built and priced specifically for independent workers
- Provides a free expense tracking app to help organize your receipts, categorize expenses and lower your tax bill
- 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 2019 (unless you qualify for Special Enrollment). Depending on where you live the dates can differ, but generally it runs from November 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019.
Can people enroll if they already have health insurance?
Yes! In fact, Stride recommends people review their health plan every year—there might be new plans that offer more coverage at a lower cost. 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 Stride, as long as you make your monthly payments, you’ll keep your health insurance plan.
Does Stride offer Medicare?
If you want to find out if you qualify for Medicare, Stride will help get you enrolled through their Medicare partner.
How can Stride help me with my taxes?
Stride’s free mobile app makes it easy to track your mileage and expenses all year round, and shows you all of the things you can deduct based on your line of work.
Can I find insurance for my family through Stride?
What happens if I don’t buy insurance?
How do I contact Stride?