Question: Everyone’s talking about the Affordable Care Act, but how will “Obamacare” affect those in the arts and entertainment community?
Answer: Affordable health insurance options should increase immensely over the next year.
Did you know that:
- People who make $15,800/year or less will get free insurance, and people who make less than $46,000/year will get subsidies from the government to buy insurance.
- In New York, insurance plans will include reimbursement for gym memberships.
- Small businesses aren’t required to provide insurance, but can get tax credits of up to 50% (or 35% for non-profits) for insuring their workers.
- Everyone must have insurance by March 31, 2014 or pay a penalty (1% of their income).
START AT WWW.HEALTHCARE.GOV
Still have questions? Learn much more! Here’s how:
Start at www.HealthCare.gov, then come ANY THURSDAY to a free workshop on Obamacare, for musicians and other artists, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at 729 Seventh Avenue (between West 48th Street and West 49th Street), on the 10th floor. No reservations required: just show up! For more information, contact Renata Marinaro at (917) 281-5965 or Rmarinaro@ActorsFund.org. Local 802 members can also e-mail Local 802 health fund trustee Martha Hyde at EarMar4@verizon.net with general questions about the Affordable Care Act.