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Our Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) has been connecting artists, craftspeople and entertainment industry workers around the country to health insurance and affordable health care since 1998.
Getting health insurance or finding quality medical care is a constant concern for anyone who is uninsured or who isn’t covered by an employer, union or government health plan. The Center identifies alternative routes to coverage and local resources for care for performers, visual artists, stagehands, filmmakers, musicians, artisans, and other self-employed and episodic workers.
With offices in New York and Los Angeles and a staff that is experienced in health insurance and health care counseling, AHIRC takes a multi-faceted approach to the problem of health care access. Its services include:
One-to-one counseling in person, by phone and through e-mail.
Regular workshops and seminars on topics such as “Getting and Keeping Health Insurance,” “Health Care Options for People Over 65,” and “Dealing with Medical Debt.”
Community outreach through participation in health fairs, arts conferences and other local events.
Advocating for legislative changes that will make health insurance more affordable – for example, the successful fight for a COBRA subsidy in New York State for entertainment industry workers. To apply for the subsidy, please visit the.
AHIRC’s services are available to all entertainment and arts-related professionals.
The Artists Health Insurance Resource Center has produced a concise and readable guide to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, otherwise known as the health care reform law. This guide clearly explains the most significant programs and reforms, with special emphasis on those that directly impact artists and entertainers. Every Artist Insured: Understanding Health Care Reform is written in a practical Q & A format and includes a timeline and links to pertinent websites.
The Actors Fund’s Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) is proud to announce AHIRC’s EVERY ARTIST INSURED Tour 2010-11. In the coming months, The Fund’s AHIRC team of health insurance experts, through partnerships with local arts organizations, will reach out to performing arts and entertainment professionals, as well as visual artists, across the country, with seminars and workshops to help explain how health care reform offers new and affordable options for coverage.
The Artists Health Insurance Resource Center has written brief guides on getting affordable health care and health insurance in cities around the country. These guides outline public and private health insurance options in a practical Q & A format. Included are links to pertinent websites and phone numbers of selected clinics and pharmacies. Please click on a city below to download the guide.
In progress: Chicago, Boston, New Orleans.
For more information, go toor call The Actors Fund at:
New York: 212.221.7300 ext. 265
Los Angeles: 323.933.9244 ext. 432
|This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.|
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