Could it be true?
Did someone actually manage to put together a health insurance plan for us voice actors?…not musicians…not union members…not producers…but talent?
If it’s for real, then it’s YUGE.
Info, and a caveat below:
I only have the notice in my email queue…and I have not had a chance to do any research on this plan, so my blog today is not an endorsement, just an FYI.
I WILL add that a close voice actor friend I respect DID do a little digging, and pointed out that the word “INSURANCE” is specifically avoided on this site. It’s really a premium-based Medical Care Shared Risk Pool arrangement, he claims. Read the fine print and the FAQ’s, and you’ll find mention of “healthcare”, but not “insurance”.
Nevertheless, this sort of plan may be right for you, and it’s worth a look.
It’s been organized by Stacey Stahl and IN BOTH EARS.
In case you have not seen it, here is her announcement email:
We are excited to announce that we partnered with Redirect Health to bring an accessible and affordable healthcare option to all voice talent (and other performers, too!).
This has been a dream of mine for over 3 years as I’m passionate about helping artists. If you know someone who is looking for a healthcare plan, please help us spread the word by passing it along and sharing in voiceover industry groups: https://www.
Please note, In Both Ears is only serving as the portal for Redirect Health to make their health insurance options available to voice talent and fellow artists, so you do not need to be represented by us to take advantage of this opportunity. We are not qualified health insurance professionals, so if you have any questions about the coverage, plan, or any specifics, contact Redirect Health directly using the links available on the website.
In Both Ears believes that everyone should have access to affordable healthcare and we’re excited we have the chance to make that possible!