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.
Working from our offices in New York and Los Angeles, our experienced staff provides health insurance counseling nationwide. Our multi-faceted services include:
- Consultations in person, by phone and via email
- Weekly seminars on Affordable Care Act plans, Medicaid and Medicare
- Enrollment assistance in New York City and Los Angeles from certified application counselors
- Information and practical tips from our online educational materials, and 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
*To apply for the subsidy, please visit the NY State Insurance Department website.
For Assistance, Please Contact:
We provide assistance nationally. Please contact our regional office closest to you.
New York City
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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 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.
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.
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.
This website allows you to find retail or self-pay prices for medical procedures and items, as well as the Medicare pay rate. Their Price Check feature allows you to share the price you paid for a procedure as well.