Understanding the ACA for Artists


By Tessa Raebeck

East End Arts in Riverhead is hosting a free workshop for artists, “Every Artist Insured: Navigating Healthcare Reform,” at the East End Arts Carriage House on Monday, March 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Hoping to provide unbiased counseling on healthcare reform, the workshop will include a question and answer session as well as individual consultations. It is aimed to help artists of all disciplines understand the Affordable Care Act, what it means to them and what options are available for artists.

Questions that will be addressed include: What are the new options? How much will it cost? Am I eligible for a subsidy? Who is eligible for Medicaid? How do I apply? What is the new SHOP Exchange for small businesses? I’m a freelancer – how will this affect me? What are the penalties if I don’t have insurance?

For more information and to register online by the March 16 deadline, visit here and select the March 17 event “Free Workshop: Every Artist Insured – Navigating Healthcare Reform.”