Uber is offering retirement accounts for some drivers

By Emily Price

Uber might not consider its drivers employees, but it is helping out drivers in some states with one thing pretty common with most employers: retirement accounts.

Drivers in New Jersey, Seattle, Chicago, and Boston are now able to open their own retirement accounts within the Uber app. The IRAs are powered by the Silicon Valley startup Betterment, and will be free for drivers for the first year.

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This article originally published August 25th, 2016 on SFGate.