Mastercard and Stride Team Up to Bring Portable Benefits to Gig and Independent Workers

MoCaFi and Jobble among the first Mastercard partners to provide their cardholders access to affordable, comprehensive benefits

The rise of the gig and independent economy has led to a need for accessible benefits options, as well as the flexibility to move benefits across jobs. Addressing this demand, Mastercard today announced a new strategic partnership with Stride, the leading portable benefits platform for independent workers, to provide customers with the ability to offer cardholders in the United States access to simple, affordable coverage plans. This marks the first time that differentiated health, dental, and vision benefits will be made available via a payments network.

Among the first of Mastercard’s customers to use Stride’s Portable Benefits Platform are African American-owned fintech Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi) and Jobble, a community of over 2 million on-demand workers spanning the delivery, warehouse, grocery and restaurant fields, among others. MoCaFi and Jobble cardholders, as well as other Mastercard participating partners, will have access to Stride’s Portable Benefits Platform, which provides:

  • A fully stocked benefits marketplace: Access to affordable, quality health insurance, low-cost dental and vision insurance, discounted telemedicine and prescriptions, income and expense management tools, and tax withholding estimation and guidance, in addition to local deals and discounts.
  • A customizable, configurable platform: The ability to tailor benefits programs for specific users by adding their own unique perks and benefits, presenting their own tools and services, and offering different benefits packages based on loyalty, engagement, productivity, and other criteria.
  • Year-round concierge access: Continuous access to Stride’s award-winning member experience team, who can help with everything from benefit selection and enrollment to questions about invoices and payments.

Additionally, beginning in 2021, enabled Mastercard cardholders will be able to use their cards on Stride’s Portable Benefits Platform, making it easier and more rewarding for their users to pay for their benefits.

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Mastercard Showcases Next Steps in Advancing Urban Inclusion

Collaborates with City Possible Members Honolulu and San Jose to Introduce Mastercard City Key platform

Honolulu, HI – June 26, 2019 – When city leaders convene in Honolulu for the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 87th Annual Meeting this week, they will experience first-hand how technology can unlock better access to social, economic and cultural opportunities.

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So you want to Spend Smart, Build Credit, and Do You? We’ve got you covered. You follow us on social and everyday you digest spending tips, financial insight, and credit advice. Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve lined up for you. From the screens of the MoCaFi team, we’ll be sharing content from across the web that matters. Because to start a business, level up, build generational wealth, or to just be ten toes down,
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READ THIS: Protect Your Neck: Avoiding a Personal Security Attack


With every crisis comes a ton of identity thieves and fraudsters; the COVID pandemic is no different. Having your identity compromised can be a nightmare. On top of dealing with the uncomfortable feeling that someone has invaded your privacy you’re forced into crisis management to avoid further collateral damage.

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WATCH THIS: Anderson .Paak - Lockdown


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Remix with JID, Noname, and Jay Rock NOW UNLOCKED! http://smarturl.it/APLockdownRemixes

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Produced by Anderson .Paak & J.LBS

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READ THIS: Why we need reparations for Black Americans


The American Dream portends that with hard work, a person can own a home, start a business, and grow a nest egg for generations to draw upon. This belief, however, has been defied repeatedly by the United States government’s own decrees that denied wealth-building opportunities to Black Americans.

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WATCH THIS: The Social Dilemma


This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

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READ THIS: Chadwick Boseman Gave Us Something We Had Not Had Before


He brought King T’Challa to life in a way that transfixed the world and spoke uniquely to Black Americans.

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So you want to Spend Smart, Build Credit, and Do You? We’ve got you covered. You follow us on social and everyday you digest spending tips, financial insight, and credit advice. Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve lined up for you. From the screens of the MoCaFi team, we’ll be sharing content from across the web that matters. Because to start a business, level up, build generational wealth, or to just be ten toes down,
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- 8/28/20 -


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TRY THIS: How to Support Your Child for a Very Different School Year


Several years ago, while substituting in a kindergarten classroom, I forgot to add the “lunch” icon to the daily wall schedule. As the students filed in, two children burst into tears, convinced that lunch was canceled.

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WATCH THIS: Recovery of Black Business in America -- It’s NOT Over


Black businesses in America were hit hardest from COVID-19 and that impact is far from over. The statistics paint a grim picture, but we know our community is far more than data points or studies. So, what ARE the solutions for Black entrepreneurs?

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WATCH THIS: Pharrell Williams - Entrepreneur (Official Video) ft. JAY-Z


Official video for "Entrepreneur" by Pharrell Williams featuring JAY-Z.
Listen & Download “Entrepreneur” out now: https://pharrellwilliams.lnk.to/Entrepreneur

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READ THIS: With DMV and IDNYC Offices Out of Reach, Proving Who You Are Proves a Challenge


As New York City reopens, getting government-issued identification remains largely on lockdown, those who’ve attempted to obtain new driver’s licenses and municipal ID cards complain.

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With DMV and IDNYC Offices Out of Reach, Proving Who You Are Proves a Challenge

As New York City reopens, getting government-issued identification remains largely on lockdown, those who’ve attempted to obtain new driver’s licenses and municipal ID cards complain.

Applicants say that state Department of Motor Vehicles appointments remain scarce, while IDNYC offices shuttered in March and have not yet reopened.

Driving, working, accessing government services and exercising their right to vote are on the line for those who haven’t been able to get New York documents. For immigrants, advocates say, the inability to obtain papers magnifies intense fear and insecurity.

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Race in America with Former Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges

As national support for police reform and racial equality grows, the value of listening to different points of view only increases. On Friday, Aug. 14 at 12:00 p.m. ET, Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart spoke with former mayor of Minneapolis Betsy Hodges about her view that white liberals were often the obstacle to change during her tenure, and how her experience in a traditionally progressive city shaped her ideas on how cities can best move forward. Watch the interview here.


Applications for the Angeleno Card — a prepaid debit card with up to $1,500 for families in need — now being accepted

Applications for the Angeleno Card — a prepaid debit card with up to $1,500 for families in need — now being accepted


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a privately funded campaign Monday to help impoverished Angelenos who may be facing at least one more month of lost income by supplying them with free, prepaid debit cards.


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So you want to Spend Smart, Build Credit, and Do You? We’ve got you covered. You follow us on social and everyday you digest spending tips, financial insight, and credit advice. Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve lined up for you. From the screens of the MoCaFi team, we’ll be sharing content from across the web that matters. Because to start a business, level up, build generational wealth, or to just be ten toes down,
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- 8/21/20 -


LISTEN TO THIS: Interview Money Making Conversations - Wole Coaxum Full Interview


My next guest is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mobility Capital Finance, Inc. Mobility Capital Finance, Inc. (MoCaFi) is an African American owned fintech serving Americans who exist in the economic margins as unbanked or underbanked.

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READ THIS: MoCaFi's Rent Relief Program Presents New Standard for Social Impact Among Corporations and Fintechs


A partnership with Atlanta-based Quest Communities has assisted dozens of Westside Atlanta residents negatively affected by the pandemic

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TRY THIS: Your Squad Can Now Stream Simultaneously Using Spotify’s Group Session Beta


There’s nothing like enjoying your favorite playlist or podcast with friends and loved ones. That’s why Spotify launched the first beta version of Group Session back in May. At launch, this evolving feature allowed groups of Premium users to share control of their listening sessions with others in real time. It even offered shared opportunities for collaboration among all the listeners. And we didn’t stop there.

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DO THIS: How to Register to Vote


Learn how to register to vote and find the deadlines for voter registration in your state.

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So you want to Spend Smart, Build Credit, and Do You? We’ve got you covered. You follow us on social and everyday you digest spending tips, financial insight, and credit advice. Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve lined up for you. From the screens of the MoCaFi team, we’ll be sharing content from across the web that matters. Because to start a business, level up, build generational wealth, or to just be ten toes down,
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- 7/31/20 -


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Over the weekend, take a little time and get into podcast episodes that matter, from the earbuds of the MoCaFi team.

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DOWNLOAD THIS: Get COVID-19 Guidance


The Apple COVID-19 app has info and an interactive screening tool.

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TRY THIS: 7 Cups connects you to caring listeners for free emotional support


We live in a world where you can be surrounded by people, but still feel lonely, with nobody to turn to when things get rough.

But being heard is an important part of being human. Psychologist, Glen Moriarty saw that there was great power in listening, but he knew not everyone had someone to talk to. He started to wonder. "How can I make being heard a reality for everyone?"

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READ THIS: 10 Facts You Must Know About Recessions


What you need to know when it comes to recessions, including what constitutes an official recession, how long they typically last and what to do with your money.

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So you want to Spend Smart, Build Credit, and Do You? We’ve got you covered. You follow us on social and everyday you digest spending tips, financial insight, and credit advice. Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve lined up for you. From the screens of the MoCaFi team, we’ll be sharing content from across the web that matters. Because to start a business, level up, build generational wealth, or to just be ten toes down,
you’ll need to know what’s happening around you.
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- 7/24/20 -


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Over the weekend, take a little time and get into podcast episodes that matter, from the earbuds of the MoCaFi team.

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READ THIS: Racial gap in home mortgage lending, here’s what you need to know


Have you ever walked into a room and within minutes find yourself wishing you hadn’t brought a knife to a gunfight or pen to a test. Trying to secure a mortgage can have that effect on you if you don’t take the time to understand the path ahead (and behind). There are racial disparities in mortgage lending. The fact that fewer than half of Black families own their home compared to nearly three-fourths of White families isn’t because black people don’t want to buy homes.

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LISTEN TO THIS: And Finance For All 103: Chuck D of Public Enemy


In episode 3 of the MoCaFi, And Finance For All Podcast, Steve Royster, Manyell-Akinfe Reed, and Marjorie Fields Harris, come to the mic for a discussion about the state of America and how we move from protest to power. We hear, the way forward is together, navigating teachable moments and the burden of a history that needs to be rectified. In the second half of this episode, Wole Coaxum – joined by Steve Royster, Bill Stephney and guest Chuck D of Public Enemy – leads a conversation on leadership, accountability, and authenticity in the midst of a pandemic, economic crisis, and years of social injustice. Enjoy the episode.

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READ THIS: 5 Takeaways From ‘Credit Is King’


If you’re working to create economic mobility in your life, building your credit is a necessary component. You can’t create a better financial situation without understanding credit, how it works, and why you need it.

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TRY THIS: Productive - Habit Tracker


Productive is a free and easy-to-use tool that helps you build a routine of positive, life changing habits. Set personal goals, track your progress, and motivate yourself to new heights!

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READ THIS: The Fair Wage Guarantee: A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity to Raise Wages and Accelerate Our Economic Recovery


For decades, American workers have seen their power diminish and their wages barely budge. Today, Congress can reverse these trends and accelerate our economic recovery by implementing a fair wage guarantee.

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