Are you a musician living without health insurance?
You’re not alone. A 2010 FMC survey of 1,450 musicians found that 33 percent didn’t have insurance. A 2013 survey of artists of all types – musicians, dancers, visual artists, filmmakers – found that 43 percent were currently uninsured, more than twice the amount of uninsured in the general public.
In 2005, FMC teamed up with Alex Maiolo and Chris Stephenson to create HINT – the Health Insurance Navigation Tool. HINT provides informed, musician-friendly support and advice to musicians who need information about health insurance, for free.
Photo of Punk Rock Orchestra by Jeffrey Goldsmith © 2005.
HINT doesn’t sell health insurance. We offer advice to musicians.
Read our musician-friendly articles. Make an appointment to get personalized advice from health insurance experts who are also musicians and understand how the health insurance landscape has changed with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We see this project as a safety net for those musicians who remain uninsured because of lack of support or clear information. Those musicians who reach out for help will get it. With this small step we hope to bridge the gap between confusion and need.
Questions about the Affordable Care Act?Future of Music Coalition has joined with other musician and artist based service organizations to address artists’ specific quesstions about the Affordable Care Act. This website includes an FAQ, ACA resources, and a list of seminars and workshops that can help musicians obtain affordable coverage. Visit this site for details.
Make an appointment to get advice
After filling out this form and answering a few questions, your request will be emailed to our HINT team and they will confirm the date and time with you.
All calls are confidential. FMC will collect summary data on the insurance needs of musicians so that we will better understand how to effectively work towards providing health insurance for artists in the future.
Learn more about HINT
Watch this video interview with HINT’s program director, Alex Maiolo
Affordable Care Act FAQ
AHIRC’s Every Artist Insured Webinar
Health Insurance Overview
Understanding Stop Loss
Health Savings Accounts
Glossary of Terms
HINT is made possible by a grant from the Nathan Cummings Foundation and from donations from people like you. Donate today to support HINT.