Every Artist Insured Open Enrollment 2019-2020 | Actors Fund

Every Artist Insured Open Enrollment 2019-2020

It’s time to enroll in or renew your health insurance plan and The Actors Fund can help!


Do you work in performing arts or entertainment, and need help understanding and enrolling in health insurance?

The Actors Fund’s Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) knows about healthy artists. We’ve been connecting people who work in the arts around the country to health insurance and affordable health care since 1998. With the changing insurance landscape, it’s more important than ever to get unbiased information on all your options.

From November 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020, the Affordable Care Act will be in the “open enrollment” period. These 12 weeks offer the only opportunity (with some exceptions) for people in the performing arts and entertainment industry to enroll in or renew their health insurance, to stay healthy and creative. If you signed up for a Qualified Health Plan, the Essential Plan or Medicaid on the Marketplace last year, your coverage may be coming up for renewal. If you haven't signed up for insurance, now is the time to do it! You can enroll in coverage, make changes in your level of coverage or insurer, and make changes to your estimated income.

Please note that the above dates are for New York residents only. For residents of most other states, the Open Enrollment period is November 1–December 15, 2019. For California residents, the period is October 15, 2019–January 31, 2020. If you live in California, please visit Entertainment Health Insurance Solutions for information on their counseling and enrollment services

Attend a free seminar to review your coverage options or contact us now. You may find something that's better for you! 

All services are free, confidential, and unbiased.  

Workshops on finding affordable coverage

Thursdays, 12:30–1:45 pm (year round)
Additional dates:
Tuesdays, October 29, 2019–December 17, 2019, 5:30-7pm

The Actors Fund
729 7th Avenue, 10th Floor (btw 48th and 49th St)
New York, NY
No RSVP is necessary, but space is limited

This free workshop provides you with clear, unbiased guidance on all your coverage options, explains the changing rules, and answers your questions! Open to anyone in visual and performing arts and entertainment.

Questions answered include:

  • What’s different from last year?
  • How have the laws and rules changed?
  • What are my insurance options now?
  • What are the plans like this year?
  • Am I eligible for free insurance?
  • Am I eligible for the $20/mo “Essential Plan”? (NY only)
  • How do I estimate my sporadic income for the application?
  • How do I pick a plan that’s right for me?
  • Where do I get care if I can’t afford insurance?

Enrollment assistance

The Actors Fund offers personalized counseling, guidance and enrollment assistance from unbiased, experienced, certified Navigators. Consultations are in person or by phone. Services are always free.

We help you and your family:

  • Enroll in health insurance.
  • Find out if you are eligible for free insurance or financial help to pay for private health insurance.
  • Learn about your options so you can enroll in the best plan to fit your needs.


New York

Affordable Care Act seminars and enrollment services are made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Community Service Society

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