Artists Health Insurance Resource Center | Entertainment Community Fund

Artists Health Insurance Resource Center

Are you an entertainment professional in search of or confused by health insurance? We’re dedicated to keeping our community healthy and capable of pursuing their chosen careers—through personalized health insurance counseling provided nationally, guidance and enrollment support; referrals to health care resources; as well as primary and specialty care at The Friedman Health Center in New York City. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Artists Health Insurance Resource Center services are being offered online and/or via phone. For assistance, please complete this short online form. Please see below for Upcoming Workshops and additional information.

75% DISCOUNT OFF COBRA IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE ENTERTAINMENT PROFESSIONALS IN NEW YORK!

If you live in New York and are losing your entertainment union health insurance, you may be eligible for a 75% discount off your COBRA rate. Info can be found at the following link:

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Use the following fillable PDF to apply:

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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:

  • Individual consultations
  • Weekly seminars on Affordable Care Act plans, Medicaid and Medicare
  • Enrollment assistance in New York and California from unbiased, certified application counselors and licensed agents
  • 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

Get in touch:

No matter where you live in the U.S., we’re here to help. 

To get in touch, please complete this short online form and a Health Benefits Specialist will contact you by phone and/or email. Please note that due to a high volume of requests, it can take up to 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! Thank you. 

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