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TMCNet:  Y-Risk launches offering specialized insurance and investment options to independent contractors

[July 11, 2018]

Y-Risk launches offering specialized insurance and investment options to independent contractors

UNIONVILLE, Conn., July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Y-Risk, LLC, a specialty underwriting management company, is proud to announce the launch of a new website that enables independent contractors to purchase insurance products and access investment choices typically offered by employers. is a one-stop shop for contractors working as freelancers, participating on marketplace platforms, working independently through staffing firms or running a small business.  Products sold through GigProtect include a variety of healthcare coverages, life insurance, professional insurance, and general liability. As an insurance hub, GigProtect allows sharing economy platforms to direct their service providers to an insurance store for benefit protections.

"The technology driven economy allows people to work independently and be their own boss. With this freedom comes risk. GigProtect is designed for workers to find products that create a safety net and insure their futures," said Bernie Horvitz, Y-Risk Partner and CEO.

Jillian Florian, Y-Risk Underwriter, commented, "There are many gig workers that are currently uninsured or believe that their personal policies will cover them while on the job. These same workers are open to purchasing insurance directly online. GigProtect is the place for them."

Dawne Ware of Ware Consulting, LLC says, "Being a freelancer is becoming commonplace in today's economy across all age groups.  I have worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years and have recently started my own consulting business. allows independent contractors like me to find insurance coverage typically provided by employers.  I feel more secure knowing that insurance is in place to protect my business and my family."

About Y-Risk
Y-Risk was founded to design tailored insurance solutions for the unique needs and evolving risks of tomorrow's economy. Y-Risk is a division of Allstar Financial Group, an Atlanta based holding company with multiple specialty MGAs across the country.

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