Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Health Insurance for Artists this Thursday at CFEVA

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists and The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at The University of the Arts present:

Health Insurance for Artists 

Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 6:30 at The Gershman Hall, Chapel 401 South Broad

Artists in the United States are twice as likely to be uninsured as the general population. The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) will change that, and if successfully implemented will have every artist covered within a few years. This seminar will clearly explain the Exchanges, essential health plans, subsidies, tax credits and expanded federal programs that will make quality health care affordable. It will also describe the programs already in effect, some of which are little known in the artist community such as the small business health insurance subsidy. In addition, there will be a review and a Q&A regarding current options for health insurance and health care in the Philadelphia area.
Jim Brown has worked in the performing arts, in social services, and in the insurance industry. He taught in the Drama Department at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for thirteen years; was a public information officer for disaster relief in the United States and overseas for the American Red Cross; negotiated provider contracts for Aetna Health Plans and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, and served as a managed care regulator for the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. He is currently the National Director of Health Services at The Actors Fund where he oversees the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic and supervises the operation of the Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center and the AHIRC health care information website (
Location:    The Gershman Hall Chapel, 401 South Broad Street

The program begins at 6:30 pm. This session is free for UArts students and alumni (with ID) and $12.00 general admission. Artists affilalated with The Center for Emerging Visual Artists receive a $2 discount. Pre- Registration is required. Individuals who have not pre-registered are not guaranteed a seat. To reserve a space or to receive more information about The Center for Emerging Visual Artists or Direct Dialogues Lecture Series, please contact Genevieve Coutroubis, by phone (215) 546 - 7775 x 11 or by email

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