With thousands of out-of-work theater professionals likely to become ineligible for their union insurance over the next six months as the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown continues, The Actors Fund is launching a campaign to enhance its health insurance counseling and enrollment support services.
A lead gift of $1 million from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will launch The Actors Fund’s “Every Artist Insured” campaign. The Actors Fund will hire and train additional health insurance counselors, doubling the staff of their Artists Health Insurance Resource Center to provide individuals and families with education and assistance needed to select and secure affordable health insurance plans through the state health insurance exchanges. The enhanced program starts immediately.
The Actors Fund will continue to raise additional funds needed to fund the program over the next 12 months.