Uber Fights to Keep Drivers Freelance, But Offers Them a Retirement Option

The ride-hailing startup says they can set up an IRA on its app through robo-adviser Betterment.

The Uber Technologies Inc. application runs on an Apple Inc. iPhone during an Uber ride in Washington.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

They may not have a 401(k) plan, but drivers working through Uber Technologies Inc.’s platform will soon be able to open a retirement account right in the app. And in traditional Silicon Valley style, the ride-hailing company is partnering with another startup to do it. 

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