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hey all. a friend was asking about health insurance for indies.

I’m using media bistro’s avant guild program. I think it was about $50 to join for a year, which gives you access to their group rates for HIP and GHI. the plans start around $250 a month.

anyone else using a different system?

by teru kuwayama at 2004-08-19 14:21:31 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Yup. Working Today health insurance: www.workingtoday.org. The rates are about the same, you get on the HIP plan for health & dental, and aside from insurance & benefits they are involved in financial planning, legal help advocacy, you can register to vote, and they have links to all these other useful sources (workingtoday.org/advocacy/links.php) — which is like health insurance with an added bonus: a conscience.

by [unverified member] | 19 Aug 2004 15:08 | | Report spam→

i qualify for the underpaid/Healthy NY program.

you must be presently uninsured and earn under some amount per year (maybe something like 23,000) — and if you are a freelancer, can claim expenses to take you income down to set amount.

Healthy NY hooked me up with Oxford — and i pay $189/month: no dental though.
google HealthyNY for more info.


by [former member] | 20 Aug 2004 11:08 | | Report spam→
both the NPPA and the ASMP offer health insurance to their members at what seem to be reasonable rates. Of course it is a bit expensive to join the ASMP, cheaper for NPPA.

not that i can afford any of it….but if you can, check it out and compare…

by [former member] | 21 Aug 2004 14:08 | | Report spam→

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