Personal, Financial and Educational Benefits for Independent Contractors
Irvine, CA (November 1, 2021) – Delivery Drivers, Inc. (DDI), a leading third-party human resource and management firm specializing in last-mile labor solutions, announces a new partnership with iWorker Innovations to offer personal, financial, and educational benefits to their network of 1099 driver-partners.
“DDI has always been an advocate for our last-mile workforce and we strive to provide value to their personal and financial lives, especially as we’ve grown to more than 120,000 driver-partners in the past year,” says Founder and CEO Aaron Hageman. “As we remain in-tune to our drivers needs, we’ve found they request customized incentive programs and we’re proud to offer a solution.”
There are currently 59 million independent contractors in the U.S. (Upwork.com) and at the current growth rate, is expected to account for 50 percent of the total U.S. workforce by 2028 (Statista.com). Both DDI and iWorker Innovations are keeping pace with this expansion and offer a solution to empower workers with individual benefits that are group-rated.
Through DDI’s AI integration onboarding module, driver-partners can access a suite of fully-integrated benefit solutions 24/7.
- Self-Serve: Designed for people on the go who need things like roadside assistance, windshield repair, car rental, travel, computer discounts, and more.
- Personal Care: A program tailored to those that may need access to healthcare plans, telehealth, virtual primary care, and identity theft protection.
- Financial Fitness: A program focused on providing life, accident, and critical illness coverages. This package also includes identity theft restoration, a debt management program, and more.
- Educational Development: This program is focused on providing a 50% tuition discount to those that may want to pursue a degree, certificate program, or are considering going back to college virtually.
The DDI-iWorker partnership is a powerful combination, “we are excited and grateful to be working alongside DDI,” states Hollie Heikkinen, iWorker Innovations, CEO. “Together, we are leading the way in working with Independent Workers by demonstrating socially and ethically responsible initiatives.”
iWorker has created a robust portable benefits program specifically designed for DDI’s driver partners. This program gives them access to portable health benefits, life, accident, and other insurance products, along with relevant resources and educational development opportunities. Heikkinen notes, “It’s a win-win! Showing appreciation and crafting voluntary solutions that enhance the lives of the millions of gig workers should be every executive’s top CSR initiative. The drivers have access to the resources that they need the most and it provides DDI with an opportunity to act on their initiatives. As an added benefit, these programs assist with attraction and retention of workers.”
About Delivery Drivers, Inc.
Delivery Drivers, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is a third-party administrator with a singular focus – to bring Human Resource and Driver Management solutions for business owners operating with independent contractors. DDI’s mission is to serve, provide advocacy and leadership to independent contractors in the global gig economy. DDI’s business model helps companies find and onboard top-quality independent contractors and assist with accounting and tax services – all while providing compliance and legal expertise.
More info: www.ddiwork.com
About iWorker Innovations, LLC
iWorker Innovations, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) national insurance brokerage and association management enablement provider – serving organizations and businesses with turn-key benefit solutions for Independent Workers. We work directly with lead organizations, associations and government agencies to clearly define what benefits programs can be offered to their Independent Workers – and to secure those critical benefits.
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iWorker Innovations Media Contacts:
Azariah Lehman, CAO