= a new model to enable independent workers to access benefits and protections regardless of where or how they earn income.
“The percentage of freelancers is likely to expand to 40% or 50% of the workforce over the next decade in the US. As more people participate in the on-demand economy, sometimes working across multiple platforms, we need to make sure that all workers—whether they are formal employees or earn their living in the on-demand economy—have access to benefits of all kinds. Worker benefits are more than perks and incentives for employees. They’re a critical safety net for both individuals and the economy as a whole,” says Marina Gorbis, IFTF’s Executive Director." (http://www.iftf.org/future-now/article-detail/portable-benefits-a-cornerstone-of-a-workable-future/)