Tens of thousands of Dashers across the US use the DoorDash platform to keep a flexible schedule, make extra cash, and fund their personal goals. And we work hard to make sure Dashers have the resources they need to thrive on DoorDash every single day. While Dashers love the flexibility of these types of platforms, one reason many people choose to stick with a full time job is health insurance. Historically, health insurance has been tied to a job, meaning that people often stayed longer in roles they were unhappy with because they felt unable to leave, and as a result they were less able to pursue their own endeavors. However, the Affordable Care Act and similar programs are now making it easier than ever for people to start their own businesses, pursue their passions, or work part time, by offering health insurance that is independent of people's day to day jobs.
Today, we’re collaborating with Stride Health to make it easier than ever for Dashers to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act and get access to affordable health insurance. Stride will not only help Dashers access government exchange plans, but they will also provide additional helpful features like year-round support from their health advisors and exclusive pharmacy deals. In addition, Stride guides Dashers through every step of the health insurance process, from applying for subsidies to waiting on the phone with the insurance company.
Stride is particularly great for finding discounts and other monthly subsidies that most people might miss, often making health insurance less expensive than a phone bill. They are also quick to help you find the right plan with a doctor you know and trust, often in just 10 minutes. Plus, by providing different ways to model your health expenses and possible emergency scenarios, they can save you even more money.
Collaborating with Stride Health is just one of many efforts over the next year to help Dashers get the most out of their experience on DoorDash. To get started today, check out the personalized DoorDash + Stride Health page at doordash.stridehealth.com.
Don’t forget that Open Enrollment runs from November 1 to January 31. So whether you use Stride, the Affordable Care Act’s healthcare.gov website, or get insurance through a family member, be sure to sign up before the end of January. We’re excited to be present this service to Dashers on the platform and we can’t wait to see you on the road!
WHAT IS OPEN ENROLLMENT?
Open Enrollment is the sign-up window between November 1 to January 31 where you can switch or purchase new health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Outside of this open enrollment window, you can only switch or purchase new health insurance if you’ve had a qualifying event, like changing jobs or getting married.
HOW DO I ENROLL?
Visit doordash.stridehealth.com to see if you qualify for monthly discounts. You could get a health plan for less than your cell phone bill.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All US based Dashers are eligible to use Stride. (Available nationwide: All 50 states + Washington D.C.)
CAN I ENROLL IF I ALREADY HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE?
Yes, you can switch plans starting November 1, during the Open Enrollment Period. In fact, you may well find a better and cheaper plan if you shop around with Stride.
DOES DOORDASH PAY FOR MY HEALTH INSURANCE?
No, DoorDash works with Stride so that you can access quality health insurance, but they do not sponsor or pay for your plan. You are responsible for the monthly cost of your health plan.
ARE THERE SUBSIDIES TO HELP PAY FOR MY HEALTH INSURANCE PAYMENTS?
Yes! Stride works hard to uncover monthly savings for you and your family. You can quickly and easily find if you qualify for an Affordable Care Act subsidy with Stride.
IS STRIDE FREE?
Yes, using Stride is completely free! You only pay for your monthly health insurance payments.
IS STRIDE AN INSURANCE COMPANY?
Stride is not an insurance company. Stride searches plans from every major health insurance company to find the best plan for you. Their prices are the same as the exchanges.
IS MY FAMILY ELIGIBLE FOR HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS TOO?
Yes, you can sign up other family members in your household on your plan.
IF I STOP WORKING FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, WILL I LOSE ACCESS TO MY PLAN?
Nope! Once you enroll through Stride, as long as you make your monthly payments, you’ll keep your health care plan.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Visit doordash.stridehealth.com/launch to create your profile and get a customized health insurance recommendation in just 10 minutes-- for free!