Boston Uber drivers among first to get IRA discounts

By Curt Woodward

Uber Inc. is helping its drivers in Boston obtain discounted individual retirement accounts, part of an expanding system of perks for the contract labor force at the heart of the ride-hailing company’s business.

The retirement accounts are managed by Betterment LLC, an online investment service based in New York. Uber drivers will be able to open a Betterment account through the Uber app and will pay no fees on their investments for the first year, Uber said Wednesday.

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This article originally published August 24th, 2016 on The Boston Globe.