Being your own boss can be a dream come true. However, professional independence comes with its own harsh realities. One aspect many people don’t immediately consider is health insurance. Without a corporate job managing coverage for you, finding the right plan at the best price can be complicated and expensive.
But it doesn’t have to be — not even for time-crunched solopreneurs. one company, Catchis trying to simplify health insurance and other benefits for the self-employed, making it easy to navigate and save money.
Founded in 2018, Catch is a personal payroll and benefits platform that helps you take care of your taxes, retirement, and health insurance. Freelancers and the self-employed can use Catch’s app to automatically track, trace, and manage their income as well as get the lowest price on a current or new health insurance plan.
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Better still, Catch has a new tool called Premium Slasher, designed specifically to get savings for people who buy their own insurance. Catch will analyze your current plan and search the billions of dollars of available government tax credits to lower your monthly premiums. The process takes about two minutes, according to the company. All you need to do is make sure your income estimates, location, and family size are up-to-date. Catch does the rest for you.
Best of all, it’s free. How is that possible? “Catch makes money as an insurance broker, earning commissions from insurance carriers,” explains Catch’s CEO and co-founder, Kristen Anderson. “This means Catch can offer its customers Personal Payroll and Premium Slasher for free.”
Anderson adds, “Most of us don’t want to spend our time figuring out benefits. Freelancers and solopreneurs often have a vision that’s centered around improving their craft and increasing their