Wednesday, October 26, 2011

National Speaker on Health Insurance for the Creative Community - Nov 14 2011 - Arts & Business Council

National Speaker on Health Insurance for the Creative Community

Think having good health insurance is impossible for artists? Getting health insurance or finding quality medical care is a constant concern for anyone who is uninsured or who isn’t covered by an employer, union or government health plan. Join acclaimed speaker Jim Brown of the Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center in New York to learn more about getting and keeping health insurance in the Nashville area, as well as what the new healthcare legislation means for artists.

November 14, 2011 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | The Howard School(700 Second Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37210)
$10 ABC Members | $15 Non-membersLearn more about ABC Membership
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Brown bag lunches welcome!  

Jim will review the options for getting private and government-subsidized health insurance as well as finding affordable health care when it seems impossible. Jim will also discuss how the Affordable Health Care Act affects access to quality health care for independent artists and craftspeople.

Presented in partnership with the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund Artist Emergency Resources and Tennessee Association of Craft Artists.


Jim Brown has worked in the performing arts, in social services, and in the insurance industry.  He taught in the Drama Department at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for thirteen years; was a public information officer for disaster relief in the United States and overseas for the American Red Cross; negotiated provider contracts for Aetna Health Plans and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, and served as a managed care regulator for the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.He is currently the National Director of Health Services at The Actors Fund where he oversees the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic and supervises the operation of the Artists’ Health Insurance Resource Center and the AHIRC health care information website (

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