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Thursday, February 12, 2015

WE interesting new concept...and a possible way to purchase health insurance

Check out and tell me what you think.  We don't have a physical location for this company in Pennsylvania, yet, however, it's still worth a peek.

WE WORK is shared workspace and much more.  You become a member and then have access to facilities and benefits.  It's the benefits that caught my eye.

According to Adam Neumann, creator of WE WORK, you can become a virtual member for $45 a month and have access to their Commons and benefits.  I couldn't confirm on the web site whether that included health insurance but he said in an interview this morning on CNBC's Squawk Box that members have access to health insurance that is less expensive than they can purchase on their own.

If you work on your own and need access to health insurance and other benefits, take a look at WE WORK's virtual membership.  Let us know what you think.  Okay?

Here's a blurb from a 2013 article:

The Woolworth deal put Neumann on the map in New York real estate circles, but the pony-tailed Kabbalah devotee has little in common with his colleagues in the world of commercial office leasing. His WeWork spaces, better known in the tech world than the real estate world, come complete with free beer, fully stocked refrigerators, Foosball and Connect Four.
WeWork’s mission, Neumann told The Real Deal, is to change workplace dynamics by bringing a diversity of creative professionals into one space, where they can interact and collaborate. Making smart real estate plays, of course, is crucial to advancing that cause. To that end, WeWork has been busy expanding its portfolio: The company has long-term leases on some 218,000 square feet of New York office space, and in November, it teamed up with Boston-based investment firm AEW Capital Management to purchase the leasehold on a 103,000-square-foot office building at 175 Varick Street in Tribeca for $33.5 million.
“We are changing the way people work,” Neumann said. “It just happens to be that we need space to do it in.”