Your health benefit partnership with Stride

This article provides you with information on our partnership with Stride, which helps independent contractors find the best rates for benefits including, health, dental, vision, and life insurance. Additionally, it will detail there are no minimum caseload requirements to access Stride's benefits and Stride's health plans satisfy the health insurance requirement for tax purposes. Information on when you can access Stride's benefits will be provided as well as facts on disability benefits.

Health Benefits

Unfortunately, we cannot provide benefits now, as therapists are hired as 1099 contractors. We do partner with a company called Stride, which helps independent contractors find the best rates for benefits.

How many clients must I see through Rula to access the Stride benefits?

No minimum caseload is required; therapists have access to health plans through Stride and discounted dental, vision, and life.  

Does Stride health benefits apply to the requirement of health insurance for tax purposes?

Yes, Stride offers health plans that satisfy the health insurance requirement for tax purposes. Therapists should contact Stride directly for additional/specific information on plan options, as these change based on individual requirements.

Is there a waiting period after joining the Rula network until therapists can access Stride Benefits?

No, there is no waiting period. The onboarding team will give you access to Stride as you complete onboarding. You can sign up using this link:

Details:

  • Health Insurance: Stride will search through all of the Affordable Care Act health insurance plans available to you, check to see if you qualify for financial assistance, and help you choose the right plan. On average, Stride members save $360 monthly on health insurance, and 40% pay less than $25 monthly for coverage.
  • Dental Insurance: Stride's plans start at just $30 per month, come with 2 checkups per year, and are accepted at over 300,000 locations. 
  • Vision Insurance: Stride's plans start at just $9 per month, cover $120 per year in eyewear, and are accepted at over 80,000 locations. 
  • Life Insurance: Stride's plans start at just $5 monthly and have flexible cancellation terms.

Disability Benefits

As an independent contractor for Rula, you aren't eligible to receive disability benefits through the state using Rula as your employer. In the unfortunate event that you need to apply for disability through the state, please do not list Rula as your employer.

 

 

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