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Health Insurance for Freelancers: What You Need to Know in 2020

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It’s may feel difficult to navigate how to get health insurance for freelancers. The American healthcare system is especially tricky. Most countries have a “single payer” healthcare system covered by taxpayers. Taxes cover the costs of essential healthcare for all residents and are paid out by the government. But in the US, insurance is typically covered by an employer, Medicare, …

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What is freelancing?

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Freelancing means to work as an independent company rather than be employed by someone else. Freelancers are self-employed and often referred to as independent contractors. Freelancers are hired by other companies on a part time or short-term basis, but they do not receive the same compensation as full-time employees or have the same level of commitment to any particular company. …

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The CARES Act: What Federal Coronavirus Relief Means for Freelancers

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At the end of March, the United States Congress passed the CARES Act (aka Coronavirus Aid, Security, and Economic Security Act) to provide $2.2 trillion in stimulus money to help individuals and small businesses get through the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been a lot of discussion and confusion around the different programs offered and what the CARES ACT means for freelancers. Sole …