New hire: Emp vs Indep Cont

  1. In part of my new hire package, I was asked if I wanted to be an employee or an Idependent Contractor. I'm not sure what to do. I would like to be able to do visits as an Independent Contractor on my own eventually, but until I get more experience and get a Medicare billing number I will do strictly HH under an agency.

    Can anyone give me some insight. I have already applied for my Ins to NSO, which I would do regardless of whether I was an emp. or IC. I would like to be able to write off my mileage, computer, etc (being an Independent Contractor).

    Thanks in advance...
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  3. by   innovativemurse
    If you don't mind setting yourself up as an IC and playing by the rules (i.e. taxes), then I say go for it. Just make sure your pay reflects being an IC. There are a lot of cost that you will absorb.

    Also, just make sure you are setting your insurance up as a IC. There are certainly more things to consider, but the rewards are great.