Catalant Partners with Stride to Connect Independent Business Professionals to Health Coverage
BOSTON – November 3, 2016 – Catalant, the leading platform for global enterprises to access business expertise, has announced a partnership with Stride Health, a benefits provider for independent professionals. Catalant experts can utilize Stride to find the most cost-effective health insurance plans during the November 1 to January 31 open enrollment period; they will also receive year-round guidance on how to access their care.
“Catalant and Stride are both committed to empowering independent professionals to live and work on their terms,” said Andrea Black, Director of Supply at Catalant. “Through our partnership, we’re mitigating a common issue that independent workers experience: navigating the complicated health insurance landscape. We’re excited that experts on Catalant will now be able to quickly and easily access a health plan that works best for their budget, family situation, and unique health needs through Stride.”
In addition to finding the right health coverage, experts also have access to a full suite of additional benefits, including:
- Prescription discounts at over 70,000 pharmacies nationwide
- A searchable database of in-network doctors and physicians
- The ability to create personalized preventive care plans
According to recent data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 71 percent of uninsured workers are self-employed or working for small businesses. Historically, these workers had to assess their needs, navigate complex plan options and make a choice on their own. Through Stride, Catalant experts can now gain access to tailored health insurance recommendations and customer support throughout the plan evaluation process, all without navigating a government marketplace like Healthcare.gov.
Catalant experts can purchase health insurance without the need for a qualifying life event during this year’s open enrollment period, which runs from November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.
Catalant Technologies, Inc. provides global enterprises with software solutions to access business expertise on demand. Catalant’s technology-driven human capital solution matches top business expertise with enterprises for project-based work. Catalant’s global network features more than 30,000 boutique firms, custom teams and independent experts, as well as software tools for engaging and managing this market. From the Catalant platform, clients can post projects, receive bids, interview and select experts, track projects, and make payment all in the same place. They can also collaborate with colleagues, as well as store and share project deliverables across their organization. Based in Boston, Catalant serves over 10% of Fortune 1000 companies, including GE, Pfizer, and Staples.
About Stride Health
Stride Health is the leading benefits provider for independent workers. The company supports independents’ physical and financial well-being with tools for maximizing income and ensuring the sustainability of their businesses-of-one. Stride’s health insurance recommendation engine connects independent workers to the best health insurance plans in all 50 states. Stride members’ insurance coverage is managed by an award-winning advisory team and software that provides access to in-network medical practitioners, and negotiated drug prices at 70,000 local pharmacies. Stride Drive expands the suite of benefits available to independent workers with automated tax tracking and access to essential income protection.
Based in San Francisco and available nationwide, Stride Health (www.stridehealth.com) launched in early 2014 and is venture-backed by the leading health and consumer finance firms Venrock, New Enterprise Associates, and Fidelity’s F-Prime Capital.