Health Insurance for Musicians: FMC SurveyAre you a musician or songwriter? The folks at Future of Music Coalition have a question for you: do you currently have health insurance?

From now until August 31, 2013, Future of Music Coalition, Fractured Atlas and the Artists’ Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) are joining forces with artist service organizations across the country to “take the pulse of the artist community regarding access to health insurance” via an online survey.

According to FMC:

Prior research has found that artists of all types — dancers, actors, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers — are less likely to be insured than the general working population. With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this year and next, we want to know: how many artists are presently insured? What are the factors that make it difficult to get insured under current conditions? What are artists’ expectations about the ACA, and will its rollout change their behaviors about health insurance coverage in the future?

This is a critical moment to capture some baseline data from US-based artists about your access to health insurance.  

Whether you’re insured or not, please take this 10 minute survey and let FMC know about the challenges, costs, and options musicians must consider when seeking health coverage.

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