Sedera Partners with GigSmart to Launch New Healthcare Options for Independent Workers

Sedera Partners with GigSmart to Launch New Healthcare Options for Independent Workers

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Author: Sedera Team

Austin, TX - October 28, 2021 — Sedera, the leading membership-based Medical Cost Sharing organization, today announced a partnership with GigSmart, the modern staffing company connecting businesses in need of labor with available workers. By partnering with Sedera, GigSmart’s 400,000 users have more freedom of choice to access, pay for, and manage their healthcare.

“GigSmart is changing the way people access work opportunities. Sedera is changing the way people access healthcare. We’re excited to partner together to give people more choices in two very important aspects of their lives,” said Jamie Lagarde, CEO of Sedera. “Health insurance plans are expensive, especially for independent workers. We’re giving GigSmart workers access to medical cost sharing plans that save them more money and give them more certainty when it comes to managing their health.”

Medical Cost Sharing is not insurance. Rather, it is a community of individuals sharing each other’s large and unexpected medical expenses. Sedera Members can use their preferred doctors and facilities as well as access services such as telemedicine and expert second opinions for surgeries and new diagnosis, all without a restrictive network.

One size does not fit all. Sedera believes individuals should have more choices and options when it comes to healthcare. Sedera’s Medical Cost Sharing model utilizes a Member-to-Member sharing platform that is secure, direct, and transparent. Sedera Members are empowered to take an active role in their healthcare decision-making and are encouraged to lead healthy lifestyles.

“With so many individuals interested in choosing how they participate in the American workforce, the need to provide them with innovative, non-traditional healthcare options is growing as well,” said Rich Oakes, President of GigSmart. “Sedera and GigSmart’s missions are aligned. We want to empower people to take control over their lives, whether it be choosing how they want to work or how they want to access healthcare.”

GigSmart’s Get Workers app connects businesses to local workers who are sourced through its Get Gigs app. Through this partnership, Get Workers business users are encouraged to sign up for Sedera Medical Cost Sharing memberships for their teams, while Get Gigs individual users can access individual or family memberships.

With Open Enrollment starting November 1, 2021, uninsured GigSmart users can sign up for a medical cost sharing membership through Sedera. Business owners interested in offering Sedera Medical Cost Sharing memberships to their teams can learn more by visiting, and individuals can learn more about individual and family memberships at

About Sedera
Sedera is a non-profit Medical Cost Sharing organization that offers an innovative, non-insurance approach to managing large and unexpected healthcare costs. Through direct member-to-member sharing, Sedera Members belong to a community of like-minded individuals who are active and engaged participants in their healthcare decision-making, dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, and united by shared values. Learn more at

About GigSmart
GigSmart is a staffing company focused on providing modern solutions to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving economy. GigSmart's apps, Get Workers and Get Gigs, connect businesses and residential users looking for labor with local workers. Available in all 50 states, GigSmart’s staffing apps serve many industries including construction, manufacturing, food service, delivery services, transportation, retail, customer service, and professional services. Learn more at

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DISCLAIMER: The Sedera Medical Cost Sharing Community is not an insurance company and the Sedera Medical Cost Sharing membership is not issued or offered by an insurance company. Whether any Member chooses to send monetary assistance to you and/or your household to help with your medical expenses will be totally voluntary and neither you nor the Sedera Medical Cost Sharing Community has any right to compel payment of medical cost sharing costs from any Member or household. The Sedera membership is not and should never be considered to be or to be like a group insurance policy or an individual insurance policy. The Sedera Medical Cost Sharing Community is not an employee welfare benefit plan, an employer sponsored health plan, or multiple employer welfare association (MEWA). Whether you receive any money for medical expenses, or whether or not this membership continues to operate, you as the Member will always remain liable for your unpaid medical expenses and do not have any legal right to seek reimbursement or indemnification for any such expenses from the Sedera Medical Cost Sharing Community or any other member or household. This is not a legally binding agreement to reimburse or indemnify you for the medical expenses you incur, but is an opportunity for you to assist other members in need, and when you are in need, to present your medical bills to other Members as outlined in these guidelines. There is no guarantee of payment of medical expenses by the Sedera Medical Cost Sharing Community or other Members. The financial assistance you may receive will come from other Members and/or households, and not from the Sedera Medical Cost Sharing Community. The sharing of medical expenses is completely dependent on and only possible through the contributions of Members and therefore the corresponding medical expense requests by Members could result in sharing being prorated or unavailable for a given month.