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Artists Health Insurance Resource Center

Getting health insurance or finding quality medical care can be confusing for anyone who isn’t covered by an employer or union health plan. Our Artists Health Insurance Resource Center identifies coverage options and helps members of the visual and performing arts community enroll in them.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Artists Health Insurance Resource Center services are being offered online and/or via phone. To meet the increased demand for these services, we have launched the Every Artist Insured campaign that includes additional webinars and online registration for more information and enrollment. You can also make a tax-deductible donation to the Every Artists Insured campaign to help support those in the performing arts and entertainment community who need help getting or keeping health insurance during these unprecedented times.

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Working from our offices in New York and Los Angeles, our experienced staff provides health insurance counseling nationwide. Our multi-faceted services include:

  • Consultations by phone and via email
  • Weekly seminars on Affordable Care Act plans, Medicaid and Medicare
  • Enrollment assistance in Affordable Care Act plans, Medicaid and Medi-Cal in New York and California from certified application counselors
  • Information and practical tips from our online educational materials
  • An extensive database of nationwide health care and insurance resources
  • Community outreach through participation in health fairs, arts conferences and other local events
  • Advocacy for legislative changes that will make insurance more user-friendly and affordable; for example, the successful fight for a COBRA subsidy* in New York State for entertainment industry workers
  • Information and practical tips from our monthly Health Insurance HQ

For Assistance, Please Contact:

We provide assistance nationally. Please complete this short online form and a Health Benefits Specialist will contact you by phone and/or email. Please note that due to very high volume of requests between October - January, it may take us 2-5 business days to get back to you. We are working as quickly as we can and look forward to speaking with you soon!

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New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace

New York Health State of Health is the health insurance marketplace for New Yorkers, where individuals, families and small businesses can quickly compare health plan options and enroll in health insurance. This site allows you to apply for assistance that could lower the cost of your health coverage, as well as qualify for Medicaid, the Essential Plan, and Child Health Plus.

Covered California

Covered California is the health insurance marketplace for Californians, where individuals, families and small businesses can quickly compare health plan options and enroll in health insurance. This site allows you to apply for assistance that could lower the cost of your health coverage, as well as qualify for Medi-Cal.

The Health Insurance Marketplace

Healthcare.gov is the health insurance marketplace where individuals, families, and small businesses in many states, including Illinois and Florida, can quickly compare health plan options and enroll in health insurance, Medicaid, and Child Health Plus. This site allows you to apply for assistance that could lower the cost of your health coverage.

Find A Health Center

This comprehensive database of federally-funded health centers, located in most cities and many rural areas, identifies nearby clinics and provides contact information, links when available, and directions. These centers provide care for everyone, including those with no health insurance. Patients pay what they can afford, based on income.

New York Department of Health - Medicaid

Gives residents program details on Medicaid. People who meet disability requirements are eligible to have their medical care covered by Medicaid. The Medicaid By-In Program is for working people with disabilities. This program allows eligible individuals to earn more income without the risk of losing vital health care coverage. This site includes eligibility requirements for Medicaid, services covered and other important program information.