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Organizations are listed in alphabetical order by name.
American Institute of Graphic Arts, 164 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010,
Email: aiga@aiga.org
URL: www.aiga.org/health-insurance-discounts
Description: Offers members group health insurance.
Artists Health Alliance, 250 The Esplanade, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1J2, Canada,
URL: artistshealth.com
Description: A nonprofit organizations that promote the health and wellbeing of all professional and emerging performing and creative artists. Sponsors the Al and Malka Green Artist Health Centre. An inter-professional team offers both medical and complementary care to professional creative and performing artists, and to students and staff at post-secondary arts institutions. The Centre’s mandate includes research, education, and outreach to the arts community.
Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center, The Actors' Fund, 729 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10019,
URL: www.actorsfund.org/services-and-programs/healthcare-and-health-insurance
Description: Provides the art community with information necessary to make informed choices about individual and small business group health insurance options in each state. Also sponsors the Al Hirshfeld Free Health Clinic.
Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 277 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607,
Email: jcastrogiovanni@artsrochester.org
URL: www.artsrochester.org/artscouncil/health.htm
Description: Offers group health insurance to artist-members who reside in the New York counties of Monroe, Livingston, Yates. Ontario, Seneca and Wayne.
Chicago Artists' Coalition, 217 N. Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL 60607,
Email: info@caconline.com
URL: chicagoartistscoalition.org/membership/reciprocal-memberships
Description: Offers group medical insurance to members through Fractured Atlas.
Freelancers Union (formerly Working Today), 20 Jay Street, Suite 700, Brooklyn, NY 11201,
Email: membership@freelancersunion.org
URL: www.freelancersunion.org
Description: A national nonprofit membership organization that promotes the interests of America's independent workforce, including the self-employed. Eligible members have access to health insurance products.
Graphic Artists Guild, 32 Broadway, Suite 1114, New York, NY 10004,
URL: www.graphicartistsguild.org/Membership_Benefits/insurance
Description: Offers members health insurance through the United States Federation of Small Businesses.
Healthcare for Artists, P.O. Box 382419, Cambridge, MA 02238,
Email: hfainfo@ healthcareforatrists.org
URL: www.healthcareforartists.org/index.html
Description: A resource site for Massachusetts artists in all disciplines in finding health care providers, health care resources and information, and health care advocacy organizations.
National Association for the Self-Employed, P.O. Box 241, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0241,
URL: www.nase.org
Description: Offers major medical, PPO, and HMO policies to members. Membership is open to all self-employed persons.
Ontario Crafts Council, 990 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H1, Canada,
URL: www.craft.on.ca
Description: Members are eligible for group health insurance.
PEN American Center, 588 Broadway, Suite 303, New York, NY 10012,
Email: pen@pen.org
URL: www.pen.org
Description: Offers medical insurance at group rates to members.
Springboard for the Arts, 308 Prince Street, Suite 270, St. Paul, MN 55101,
URL: springboardforthearts.org/health
Description: Publishes online Guides to Healthcare for artists in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The Guides include connections to local insurance providers, low-cost clinics, and alternative care providers. Also provides artists, arts administrators and their families with with vouchers to be used, like a gift certificate, towards the cost of services at low-cost clinics in Minneapolis and St. Paul and other areas in Minnesota.


Publications are listed in alphabetical order by title.
Title: An Artists' Guide to Health Insurance
Description: A free online publication“Know your vocab. Learning the lingo will go a long way towards making this stuff less opaque and impenetrable. We’ve identified a handful of terms that’ll instantly build up your knowledge base. . . Check out our pocket guides on health insurance. Learn how to shop for and use a health insurance plan. We also provide some simple, straight-forward information on health reform.”
Publisher: Fractured Atlas and eInsurance
Publication Date: 2012
URL: arts-insurance.info/guides/the-artists-guide-to-health-insurance/pages/how-it-should-work
Title: An Artists' Guide to Health Reform
Description: A free online publication.... “Know your vocab. Learning the lingo will go a long way towards making this stuff less opaque and impenetrable. We’ve identified a handful of terms that’ll instantly build up your knowledge base. . . Check out our pocket guides on health insurance. Learn how to shop for and use a health insurance plan. We also provide some simple, straight-forward information on health reform.”
Publisher: Fractured Atlas and eInsurance
Publication Date: 2012
URL: www.arts-insurance.info/guides/the-artists-guide-to-health-reform/pages/what-healthcare-refor


Web Sites are listed in alphabetical order by title.
Title: Artist Access Program
Description: A new program sponsored by the Woodhull Medical and the North Brooklyn Health Network in New York City. Allows artists, through performances or interactive programs for patients, to exchange their art for health care credits. Credits accrued in the artist’s personal account can be used in lieu of dollars to cover sliding scale fees in Woodhull’s HHC Options program.
URL: www.nyfa.org/level3.asp?id=377&fid=6&sid=17
Title: Artist Health Insurance Resource Center Directory
Description: Provides information about health insurance and related topics on a state-by-state basis.
URL: www.ahirc.org
Title: Dancers' Health Insurance Resource Center
Description: Provides services for dancers in ten target cities, including workshops to explain health insurance rights, options, and small business subsidies. Offers a network of brokers to structure health insurance plans specifically for a dance organization’s needs. Also provides services to all dancers nationwide.
URL: www.dhirc.org