Hacker Lab founder launching health care startup to help tech industry

01/29/2014 10:32 AM

01/29/2014 10:33 AM

The director of a 2-year-old Sacramento nonprofit dedicated to nurturing and developing technology startups, is launching a startup that aims to lessen health care coverage costs incurred by small businesses and individuals in the technology industry.

Gina Lujan, co-founder of Hacker Lab at 1715 I St. in Sacramento, characterized HackerCare as a members organization formed by techies for techies.

“We found that (the federal Affordable Care Act) is not the answer for everyone,” Lujan said. “By bringing members together, we’re able to leverage the most innovative cost-saving tools and find the most competitive rates for hackers, techies, and startups, while still offering quality coverage.”

Lujan said HackerCare will formally launch Wednesday at the Startup Policy Lab conference at Mozilla in San Francisco. It will be open to individuals and startups with up to 50 employees. Lujan said the new venture will be headquartered in Sacramento but will also have a San Francisco office.

Various benefits packages will be offered. More information can be seen at hackercare.org.

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