Freelance professionals are making up an increasingly large percentage of the U.S. workforce. However, many of these so-called “1099 workers” have difficulty managing the finance-related tasks that human resources departments have traditionally handled. Zen99 offers a solution, providing independent contractors with tax and insurance tools to minimize taxes, track income, and pinpoint the best health insurance plans.
Although Zen99 is currently aimed at freelancers working for ridesharing and delivery companies like Uber and DoorDash, it can really be utilized by worker who receives a 1099 tax form. Just sign up for a free account and add your earnings and expenses. Based on the information you enter, Zen99 will provide you with an automatic tax estimate. Click on the “Insurance” tab and enter some basic information, like your date of birth, location, and gender, and Zen99 will generate a list of potential health insurance plans that you may qualify for, as well. If you choose to buy health insurance through Zen99, the company says you’ll get the same rate as you would through a health exchange or directly from the insurer.
A key part of Zen99 is the solution’s online university (Zen99 University), where users can learn about achieving financial success as an independent contractor. The “guides” posted in Zen99 University cover topics ranging from understanding the Affordable Care Act, to filing taxes as an independent contractor.
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