2018 in Review & Why We Love Certificate Holders

2018 in Review & Why We Love Certificate Holders

As we’re in full swing for 2019 — we want to take one final moment to say how much we appreciate all of the help and support from everyone in 2018; our Customers/Members, insurance carrier partners, investors, and of course others in the broader insurtech and insurance industry selflessly cheering us on along the way. Here’s a look back at how far we’ve come this year, and where our sights are set for the future!

7 Time Saving Tips for Working With Freelancers

7 Time Saving Tips for Working With Freelancers

There are many reasons to bring Freelancers into an organization. They can be invaluable when you need a specific type of expertise, an important project completed quickly, or simply a fresh pair of eyes on your company. However, without the right tools and processes, outsourcing can be more trouble than it’s worth. Here are some tips to streamline your onboarding and collaboration process, so neither your company - or your freelancers - are wasting valuable time.

A Guide to Compliance Management for the Agile Workforce

A Guide to Compliance Management for the Agile Workforce

Compliance means a couple of things for independent contractors. First off, it means ensuring that they do, in fact, fit in that category. It means making sure they’ve protected both themselves and the company from harm. And because their contract doesn’t take them under the company wing, it also means actively checking that they remain compliant after the contract has been signed. While contracts and state regulations will vary, this comprehensive guide will help you ensure that your independent contractors are compliant throughout your engagement.

How Insurance Is Helping Seekr Grow Their Business

How Insurance Is Helping Seekr Grow Their Business

Getting a startup off the ground involves coordinating a vast array of behind-the-scenes logistics. One essential element is sourcing the right insurance that will enable you to conduct your business operations. When Carlos, co-founder of Austin startup Seekr, needed startup insurance, he turned to Bunker. Here, Carlos shares his experience as he continues to work with Bunker in growing his company.

The Risks of Freelancing and How to Mitigate Them

The Risks of Freelancing and How to Mitigate Them

Any freelancer will tell you, the freedom to work when you want, how you want, and on what you want, outweighs the risks of working for yourself - but that doesn't mean the risks aren't real. If you work for yourself, or are considering it, here are some of the risks you should be prepared for, as well as tips on how to lower the chance that they'll happen to you, and protect yourself in case they do. 

Freelance Insurance 101: Managing the Moving Parts - Starting With Your Car

Freelance Insurance 101: Managing the Moving Parts - Starting With Your Car

As a freelancer, it falls on you to identify and purchase the insurance you need to protect yourself and your business. It's a lot to manage, but we're here to help. Each week we’ve taken a deep dive into freelance insurance to help you figure out what you need, why, how much it will cost, and how to save. In our final installment, we tackle auto insurance, and how to manage all the moving parts in your freelance business.

Safer than the Sum of their Parts: the Gig Economy Meets the Service Industry

Safer than the Sum of their Parts: the Gig Economy Meets the Service Industry

Despite being relatively dangerous, the service industry as a whole doesn’t have a history of providing strong protections for its workers. The gig economy has a similar reputation. With the absence of traditional employee benefits like workers’ compensation, it’s important that equitable replacements are created for gig workers in any sector, particularly those that come with a high risk of injury.  As on-demand platforms usher the service industry into the future of work, it’s up to them to make sure that the whole is safer than the sum of its parts.

Insurance Saved my Skin: Preparing for the Unpredictable

Insurance Saved my Skin: Preparing for the Unpredictable

Liability Insurance can be a tough sell when no one’s explicitly requiring you to purchase it. We buy car insurance because we have to. We buy business insurance when it’s required for a contract. But without a car or a contract hinging on insurance, the absence of immediate value makes it easy to do without. That is, until you’re being sued by an angry bride for failing to capture any photos of her father smiling.

The Shifting Workforce Landscape - Part One

The Shifting Workforce Landscape - Part One

By now, most people are familiar with the reality of the gig economy and its implications for the future of work. But few know its origin story. There’s a popular misconception that Uber and Taskrabbit stepped onto the scene and, just like that, the gig economy was born. The real story is a little more nuanced. The history of the gig economy is not just a story of 21st century technology, but also of shifting cultural norms and workforce values throughout the past century.

On Demand is In Demand

On Demand is In Demand

The contingent workforce values and relies upon agility. In order to take advantage of the on-demand economy, enterprises must be flexible as well. As the workforce becomes faster and more efficient, companies founded upon structured hierarchy and processes will have to adjust the way they go about accomplishing their goals or risk falling behind. Here are four steps to take to ensure that your enterprise has the agility required to harness the contingent workforce: