It’s open enrollment season again. That wonderful time of the year where I have to figure out how to see a doctor without also having to sell a kidney (or by holding a real doctor hostage in my Uber until they write me a prescription). Fortunately though, this is the first year since I became an independent contractor that I’m not stressing out thanks to Stride Health.
If you are new to driving full-time and don’t have another means to health insurance, you need to know now that you are legally an independant contractor, and you must buy YOUR OWN insurance. Assuming you don’t qualify for Medicare or something else, legally you have to buy insurance or pay a penalty at tax time.