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!
Who is Stride, and what do you offer?
Stride helps you save time and money on insurance and taxes. We make it really simple to find the right plan for you at the lowest possible prices, and help you get enrolled in 10 minutes or less. Once you’ve got the coverage you need, our free mobile app makes it easy to track your mileage and expenses all year long so that you can maximize your tax deductions and lower your tax bill.
Who is eligible to enroll?
All Dashers are eligible to use Stride.
Can I enroll if I already have health insurance?
Yes! In fact, we recommend reviewing your options every year—you might find plans that give you more coverage and cost less. But remember, Open Enrollment - which takes place November 1 through December 15—is the only time of the year you can switch your health insurance plan.
Does DoorDash pay for my health insurance?
DoorDash works with Stride to to make it easy to find the best insurance for you at the lowest possible prices, but you are responsible for the monthly payments. Don’t worry, though, Stride will help you find all of the ways to lower your payments, like checking to see if you’re eligible to receive any financial assistance in the form of subsidies.
Is Stride free?
Yes, always! You only pay for your monthly health insurance payments. You also get access to our award-winning team of licensed brokers who are here to help you with any insurance related questions year-round.
Is Stride an insurance company?
No, Stride is what’s called a “web broker.” That means we help you buy insurance from insurance companies. Stride’s technology searches for health insurance plans from every major health insurance company in your zipcode to find the best plan for your unique needs at the same prices you’ll find in the government 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 amount of time, will I lose access to my insurance?
Nope! After you enroll through Stride, as long as you make your monthly payments, you’ll keep your health insurance plan.
How can Stride help with me with my taxes?
Stride’s free mobile app makes it easy to track your mileage and expenses all year round, and shows you all of the things you can deduct based on your line of work. Get it here.
How do I get started?
Visit doordash.stridehealth.com to create your profile and get a customized health insurance recommendation in less than 10 minutes—for free!