This Tuesday, January 6, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center and the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation will partner up to host “De-Mystifying Access to Healthcare,” an information and open enrollment session designed to aid musicians, artists, and cultural workers in finding access to quality healthcare.
Discussion will be led by Jim Brown, the Director of National Health Services at the Actor’s Fund, and will detail all of the components of the ACA.
It will guide attendees through the process of enrolling in one of the local health plans on the insurance marketplace, as well as in federal programs such as Medicaid and Child Health. Representatives from various insurance providers will be available to answer questions.
The event has no corporate sponsorship. The goal is to see every New Orleans musician and artist insured.
The open enrollment event will take place at the ACA at 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. with ample time before and after to discuss personal options. Food and beverages will be provided.
To enroll, be sure to bring an I.D., your social security number, and proof of income. If you can’t make it Tuesday but would still like guidance with enrolling in health insurance, you can always contact the ACA for an appointment.
Enrollment closes February 15. For more information, contact Stacey Morigeau, NOMAF Musician Resource Director, at 504-289-8040.