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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Continuation of Health Coverage - COBRA

COBRA gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their employer for limited periods of time under certain circumstances such as voluntary or involuntary job loss.

GradMed

 Short-term coverage, via college and university alumni associations, to tide you over until permanent health insurance begins.

NYS Continuation Assistance Program Application for Entertainment Industry Employees

New York State provides a 50% subsidy to residents in the entertainment industry whose current income is below a certain threshold. Those eligible for this program previously held a position in the entertainment industry and are receiving or about to receive COBRA continuation coverage through an entertainment industry union fund. This link explains income guidelines and provides an application and contact information for further questions.

The Marketplace

Access Health CT

 Individuals, families and small businesses can shop for and enroll in health insurance, and quickly determine if they qualify for a health plan discount, Medicaid or other insurance programs.

Connect for Health Colorado

The only place to apply for financial assistance to help reduce your costs and get access to free, in-person help available statewide.

Cover Oregon

 Allows Oregonians to compare and enroll in health insurance, with more choices, more control and more access to health coverage. It includes coverage from both public medical programs and private insurers.

Cover Oregon

 Allows Oregonians to compare and enroll in health insurance, with more choices, more control and more access to health coverage. It includes coverage from both public medical programs and private insurers.

Covered California

Covered California is the health insurance marketplace for Californians, where individuals, families and small businesses can quickly compare health plan options and enroll in health insurance. This site allows you to apply for assistance that could lower the cost of your health coverage, as well as qualify for Medi-Cal.

DC Health Link

Allows individuals and small businesses to compare health plans, to learn if they are eligible for tax credits for private insurance or health programs like DC Healthy Families/Medicaid, and to enroll in a health plan that meets their needs.

Find Local Help

LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov allows you to search by city and state or zip code to see a list of trained and certified local organizations able to help you understand your health insurance choices, including Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).

Hawaii Health Connector

Individuals, families and small businesses can shop for and enroll in health insurance, and quickly determine if they qualify for a health plan discount, Medicaid or other insurance programs.

HealthCare.gov

Official site of Affordable Care Act. See health coverage choices, ways to save money on health insurance, and how law affects you.

HealthSourceRI

Shop for and enroll in health insurance, and quickly determine eligibility for a health plan discount, Medicaid, or other insurance programs.

Idaho Insurance Marketplace

A resource to aid individuals, families, employees, and employers in understanding the new health care laws and to assist them in obtaining affordable healthcare coverage.

Illinois Health Matters

A great source of information about health care reform, navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace, and the health insurance options available to everyone in Illinois.

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