Guide for Individual Massachusetts Artists Working in all Disciplines
and for the Self-employed to Navigate Health Care Reform
(aka the Don't Panic Guide)
This PAGE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED...
BUT, given the uncertainty with the Trump administration's support of the ACA, we strongly recommend that artists who have hard to determine income
DO NOT enroll or sign up for any program/health insurance plan via the
Connector's website or phone lines. Only use the Connector as a way
to research your options. This is very important. It is best if you
talk to a seasoned enrollment specialist from Health Care for All's
FREE Helpline (1-800-272-4232) or enroll through an health care advocate
at a health center, health agency or hospital to see if you are first
eligible for a subsidized health plan and if you find out that you are
not eligible THEN use the Connector to enroll in a non subsidized health
plan. It is important to be able to
have an enrollment specialist to be able to advocate on your behalf
or with you if something does not go smoothly with your enrollment.
information on this site is intended only for educational purposes and
is not meant to be legal and/or tax advice. All information on this
site may be reproduced for educational purposes with permission from
Healthcare for Artists. No permission is needed for it to be downloaded/printed
out for individual use. If you have questions after reviewing the information
provided on this site, it is best to call an enrollment specialist or
a staff person at a designated state agency or advocacy organization.