Workforce Development

Friends with (Portable) Benefits: Shaping a New System with Lessons from Existing Models

July 1, 2016  • Shelby Clark & Future of Work Initiative

Workforce Development
Portable Benefits in the 21st Century
June 16, 2016 • Future of Work Initiative, & 3 more

As the conversation around Portable Benefits continues to gain momentum, what insights can we take from existing models to inform the potential structure of a Portable Benefits system? A new report for the bipartisan Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative, entitled “Portable Benefits in the 21st Century: Shaping a New System of Benefits for Independent Workers” aims to answer these questions.

Shelby Clark, co-founder and CEO of, as well as a co-author of this report, writes about the paper on Medium, summarizing the various policy options his work explores.