Friday, November 12, 2010

Every Artist Insured Tour Comes to KC

AHIRC’s EVERY ARTIST INSURED Tour 2010-11

Visual and performing artists and entertainment professionals:
Healthcare seminar at the Kansas City Public Library (Plaza Branch), on November 20, at 4 pm and November 22, at 6 pm.

Charlotte Street Foundation and the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City are the local hosts. The seminar will address how our nation’s artists can benefit from recent health care reform and will mark the first stop on AHIRC’s EVERY ARTIST INSURED Tour.

Two booklets will be available free of charge at the seminar. Both are targeted to help artists understand and access healthcare. “How to Get Affordable Healthcare in Kansas City” outlines options for affordable health care and health insurance for local artists. “Every Artist Insured: Understanding Health Care Reform” is a guide to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, otherwise known as the health care reform law. These guides also available for free download at actorsfund.org.

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.

Since its inception in 1998, The Fund’s Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) has had one goal: to have every artist in this country insured. With the passage of the health care reform bill, we are closer than ever to realizing this goal! So check out the list of cities below, attend a workshop or forward to a friend!

Don’t see your city on the list?
To request a seminar for artists in your community, organizations can contact Jim Brown, The Actors Fund’s Director of Health Services, at 917.281.5966, or email jbrown@actorsfund.org.

Tour locations and dates are still being finalized.

AHIRC’s EVERY ARTIST INSURED Tour 2010-11

Los Angeles, CA
IATSE Local 80
2520 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 1 - 2:30 pm
To register, please email full name, phone number, date and time of seminar to: dkitowski@actorsfund.org


Kansas City, MO
Plaza Public Library
4801 Main Street
Large Meeting Room: November 20, 2010, 4 - 5:30 pm
Small Meeting Room: November 22, 2010, 6 - 7:30 pm
To register, please email full name, phone number, date and time of seminar to: rmarinaro@actorsfund.org


Minneapolis, MN
Doctor Sam
1300 Quincy Street NE, Suite 100
December 16, 2010, 5:30 - 8 pm
December 18, 2010, 1 - 3:30 pm
To register, visit www.springboardforthearts.org/Workshops/Workshop.asp


Philadelphia, PA
Location TBD
January 20, 2011


Pittsburgh, PA
Location TBD
Feburary 10, 2011


Newark, NJ
Location TBD
February 15, 2011


Chicago, IL
Location TBD
March 12, 2011


Cities upcoming on the tour, with dates TBD, include:
Dallas, TX
Miami, FL
New Orleans, LA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA


AHIRC’s EVERY ARTIST INSURED Tour is presented thanks to funding from Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC).


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