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What are Openforce’s fees?

Openforce’s platform and services fees are dependent on the products purchased, as well as the size of the registry and number of contract caregivers we are providing services for.

Does Openforce provide any training or supplemental information about its platform to contract caregivers?

Yes, Openforce offers a variety of tools and information to independent contractors to help them get acquainted with our platform. We provide managed onboarding services to assist with getting contractors fully onboarded in a timely manner, how-to videos, additional information on available contractor benefits and a monthly newsletter that provides updates on any new features that were released. Independent contractors also have the option to contact our customer support department via phone or email on an ongoing basis.

Should contract caregivers carry general liability insurance?

While the majority of registries we work with only require professional liability for independent contractors, additional coverage is available for contractors who wish to further insulate and protect their business. Ultimately, independent contractors share the same legal obligations and potential liability exposure as a registry. Independent contractors can be sued for bodily injury and property damage, resulting in financial insecurity.

How do you require a contract caregiver to get occupational accident insurance without appearing to directly manage them?

Occupational accident insurance can be positioned as mandatory, similar to general liability, as required coverage for independent contractors to utilize the registry. The cost of occupational accident insurance is nominal in comparison to the propensity of workplace injury requiring medical expenses or wage replacement coupled with the reduced risk of reclassification.

However, mandating occupational accident insurance is still your decision and we can make it optional based on your IC enrollment preferences.

How does Openforce facilitate workforce reporting?

Openforce provides reporting at multiple levels within the system—enabling contracting companies and ICs to maintain critical business information at their fingertips. Contracting companies are able to view, sort, filter and get reports on virtually any segment of their IC workforce, from enrollment through settlement. ICs are able to view and download 1099s, settlement history, profile information, etc.