Stride Launches Benefits Platform with DoorDash, Postmates and Instacart On-Board
DoorDash, Postmates, Instacart among first companies to use Stride’s new platform to help their independent workers save on insurance, taxes, car maintenance and more.
Since their launch in 2014, Stride has helped over 1 million workers save over $1 billion by providing a more efficient and effective selection process for health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Now, they are disrupting the space once again with the new Stride Benefits Platform, a fully customizable suite of health and wealth benefits and perks that businesses can offer to their independent workers.
DoorDash, Postmates and Instacart are among the first that will be using the platform at launch. Their independent workers will now have a simple way to access benefits, spend less, and keep more of their earnings. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, accident and disability insurance, prescription discounts, online doctor visits, checking and savings accounts, free mileage and expense tracking, tax assistance and filing, over 100,000 discounts and deals on local and national products and services, and employer-exclusive offers. Plus, it’s all within the user-friendly and free Stride app.
“Here at Stride, we’re focused on one thing: creating economic security for everyone who works for themselves,” said Noah Lang, CEO and co-founder of Stride. “The Stride Benefits Platform is a massive step forward in realizing that vision, and we couldn’t be more proud to be working with the world’s largest platforms for independent workers and helping those workers keep more of their earnings.”
“With The Stride Benefits Platform, we’re helping our community of more than 700,000 Dashers spend more time achieving their financial goals by delivering great service to customers and less time worrying about expenses and access to benefits,” said Max Rettig, Head of Policy at DoorDash. “With today’s announcement, alongside our recent roll out of a free, no-opt-in-required Occupational Accident Insurance policy, we are looking forward to offering unprecedented freedom and flexibility to enable everyone from students to teachers to retirees to achieve their goals on their own terms, while enhancing their economic security.”
Workers of the sponsoring companies will be able to use the platform today. For individuals who are not associated with the sponsoring companies, access will be available in the fall for a small fee.