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Talent Benefits

Benefits that have your back.

We've got you covered. We're all about making flexible jobs the best they can be—and making sure everyone has amazing employee benefits. That's why most of our hourly talent are W-2 employees, not contractors (1099s). It's why they have the same health insurance as our CEO. For decades, we've offered major medical coverage. Plus, we're always enhancing our benefits with things like universal paid sick leave and retirement plans with employer matching.

We want you to feel cared for like one of our own. Because you are.

Our benefits are the total package.

Not all benefits are equal. See how we stack up:

The Creative Group
(Robert Half)
Creative Circle Populus Group Upwork Fiverr
Worker classification W-2 employee W-2 employee W-2 employee W-2 employee 1099 contractor
(excludes Upwork Payroll)
1099 contractor
Contributes to cost of benefits Accepted Accepted Accepted Accepted Not accepted Not accepted
Health insurance provider Cigna The American Worker
(plan administrator),
Cigna (network)
Benefits in a Card, UnitedHealthcare Blue Cross Blue Shield Multiple providers Multiple providers
Employer- subsidized major medical insurance for part-time assignments** Accepted Not accepted Not accepted Accepted Not accepted Not accepted
Employer- subsidized major medical insurance for short-term assignments*** Accepted Not accepted Not accepted Accepted Not accepted Not accepted
Employer provided paid sick leave in all 50 states and Canada Accepted Unknown Not accepted Not accepted Not accepted Not accepted
401(k) employer matching Accepted Unknown Accepted Unknown Not accepted Not accepted
Healthcare flexible spending account Accepted Unknown Unknown Unknown Not accepted Not accepted
Dependent care flexible spending account Accepted Unknown Unknown Unknown Not accepted Not accepted

* Not found in publicly available information last reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

** Assignments less than 30 hours a week

*** Assignments less than 12 months

Here's what we have to offer.


  • Choice of three major medical plans*, equivalent to platinum or gold level on the ACA Marketplace
  • Premiums subsidized for each hour worked
  • Eligibility even for short-term and part-time roles
  • Vision included with health plan; robust, subsidized dental plan also available

This link leads to the machine readable files that are made available in response to the Federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.


  • Paid sick leave for all hourly talent in the U.S. and Canada
  • Paid time off and/or holidays when you work on specific client engagements
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Employee discounts and exclusive pricing


  • Retirement plan with no minimum hours to contribute, employer matching, and immediate vesting
  • A diverse mix of investment options to align with employees' values and interests including Environment, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) funds and Bitcoin digital assets
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for qualified healthcare, dependent care, parking, and transit expenses
  • Voluntary supplemental insurance plans: accident, critical illness, and hospitalization
  • Financial wellness program
  • Identity protection plan


  • Aquent Gymnasium, our free learning platform that offers courses by industry trailblazers in web development, design, user experience, and content creation
  • The Hive speaker series on trends and topics that matter to today's creatives
  • Career coaching from specialized recruiters who understand what hiring managers are looking for most
  • Referral rewards that let you earn money for any referral that leads to a placement

What talent have to say.

Working with them has been an amazing experience. They helped me find a position that matched my skill set, and my expectations, to perfection. I highly recommend them to help you boost your career.
Fidel C. UX / UI Designer
They have been excellent to me. the most important thing to me is that they are very responsive and always making sure how I'm doing with my assignments/jobs.
Alex V. Special Effects Artist
Thorough yet efficient team, good reminders, supportive, and on top of my changing current job search statuses.
Heather C. Digital Marketing Specialist

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