Yesterday, North Carolina Public Radio (WUNC) aired a segment about the struggles Chapel Hill-area musicians have with obtaining quality, affordable health insurance. Obviously, this is an issue for many Americans. Yet musicians represent a kind of shifting dynamic in toda's workforce — from full-time, lifelong employment with benefits to more contract-based, freelance gigs. So other consultant and project-based professionals (think graphic designers and computer/internet programmers) have likely lived through similar circumstances. So what can we learn from the musician experience?
FMC's Alex Maiolo joins this important conversation to talk about our Health Insurance Navigation Tool (HINT), which offers free information about health insurance to musicians curious to learn about their options. HINT doesn't sell insurance, but rather provides a wealth of information that helps demystify an often confusing topic. Musicians can also sign up for a free one-on-one phone consultation with one of our health insurance experts (who are also musicians), during which an individual can examine their options on a case-by-case, state-by-state basis. Remember, it's all confidential and 100 percent free!
Head here to listen to the segment.
Alex will also be on hand for Future of Music Policy Summit 2009, which takes place at Georgetown University in Washington, DC from Oct. 4-6. Head here to learn more, and reserve your spot at the hottest music-tech-policy conference of the year!