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While working as the Head of B2B Sales and Growth at STORM, a Philippine tech startup, Cindy Burdette noticed a huge pain point experienced by the contractors and freelancers hired by these large multinational companies that she worked with at STORM.

The problem: They didn’t have health insurance.

“We would see people who were basically doing similar tasks, but one would have benefits and one would not.”

Thus, began a new chapter in Cindy Burdette’s already accomplished career. To gain a better understanding of this problem, she and her team ran an even more extensive research on the subject — which they then considered a “side project”.

Eventually, they realized that the concept of freelancing is not small anymore. And that this problem being experienced by a growing number of freelancers will soon become bigger…until they do something about it.

And so, that so-called side project eventually turned into what is now a new startup called ALLCARE.


AllCare serves and promotes the interests of freelancers, contract workers, and self-employed individuals by providing the same benefits that traditional employees in the corporate world enjoy. Benefits like healthcare (HMO), life and accident insurance, plus other perks like Grab credits and free Coffee Bean Swirl card.

AllCare is a benefits platform that you can access online and is not only affordable but the process to become a member is so simple and easy (watch the video demo).


In this Freelance Blend Podcast episode, we bring in Cindy to talk about the importance of health insurance particularly for freelancers who tend to forget about it.

Cindy discusses the process of becoming a member of AllCare and the benefits that freelancers will get from the membership. Tune in until the end of this episode to learn more about a special promo for Freelance Blend followers we’re running with AllCare so that you can get yourself insured as soon as possible.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The important (and interesting) findings about freelancers and healthcare, which Cindy’s team discovered while researching for AllCare
  • Why healthcare tends to be neglected by Pinoy freelancers and what they can do about it
  • How an AllCare membership works and what benefits it offers
  • What the HMO health insurance model is and what its advantages are over other health insurance models
  • What health conditions are covered and are not covered by AllCare
  • Cindy’s advice for people who want to use AllCare for dialysis, chemotherapy, or other major diseases
  • AllCare’s future plans (like family packages)
  • Activating your AllCare insurance benefits
  • The exciting perks of an AllCare membership
  • The requirements to prepare when applying for an AllCare membership and the application process itself
  • A walkthrough of AllCare’s very user-friendly online dashboard
  • Why AllCare works well with PhilHealth

As a gift for all our listeners, AllCare is providing a special code valid until February 28, 2019. Visit and register now t get an extra P500 discount using the code BLENDERSJAN2019.


“Even if the products are not expensive (they’re affordable), people actually don’t buy insurance because it’s not a priority. So, if you put it in the context of freelancers, true enough, you’re more busy with doing your work, making sure all your clients are satisfied and happy, or sometimes you’re busy finding clients. Taking care of ourselves is the last thing in the priority list. So, this is something that we really want to change, especially knowing that the future of work will really be centered around telecommuting, remote working, and outsourcing.”

LINKS Do you think healthcare and other benefits are important to freelancers? Why or why not? Please share your comments below.

The post Cindy Burdette of AllCare – Why Freelancers Need Healthcare and Other Employee Benefits (FBP 175) appeared first on Freelance Blend.

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