The fifth annual Freelancing in America report is out, and it shows that freelancing is reshaping the way we work. In the past five years, the freelance workforce has grown by 3.7 million to total nearly 57 million freelancers. Independent workers are here to stay–but they also face unique challenges. For freelance workers, healthcare is a major concern.
It’s no surprise that in the difficult healthcare landscape freelancers are seriously concerned with accessing and affording care. While 84% of freelancers surveyed currently have health insurance, the majority pay for it themselves. And over half of full-time freelancers say their health insurance premiums increased this year.