HEALTHCARE

As a benefit of membership, the Musicians Union offers dental insurance for an additional charge.

As of 2014 we will only be offering a dental plan. Please go to the Washington Healthplan Finder for medical insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Dental

The Musicians Union also has a group dental plan with Dental Health Services www.dentalhealthservices.com. Open Enrollment is from December 1-December 31, 2016. Monthly premium prices as of 1/1/2016 are as follows: 

  • 1 person $28.53 (includes .50 cent sur-charge)
  • 2 People $55.53 (includes .75 cent sur-charge)
  • 3 People $73.91 (includes $1.00 sur-charge)
  • 4+ People $94.59 (includes $1.00 sur-charge)
  • Payments are due to the local on the 25th of the month prior

Another option for dental care is access to Sunrise Dental services.  This is not a monthly plan but a group of dental offices that offer large discounts to Union members and their families.  Call or email us for more information on Sunrise Dental Services.

OTHER INSURANCE OPTIONS FOR AFM MEMBERS

THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS also offers other Health Insurance options.  See their page for a complete listing.  More information on the AFM plans for members through the Marsh Affinity Group can also be found here.

UNION PLUS HEALTH SAVINGS
From dental, vision and prescription discounts, to telemedicine and health counseling.

Healthcare Resources for all Professional Musicians

Washington Healthplan Finder WA Healthplan Finder is WA state's operation of the Affordable Care Act. Qualified Health Plan Open Enrollment is currently closed. The next upcoming Qualified Health Plan Open Enrollment is November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016.

Washington Healthplanfinder offers:

  • Apples-to-apples comparisons of health insurance plans
  • Financial help to pay for copays and premiums
  • Expert customer support online, by phone, or in-person through a local organization, insurance broker or agent

AHIRC - Artist Health Insurance Resource Center  Connecting artists, craftspeople and entertainment industry workers around the country to health insurance and affordable health care since 1998.

Health Archives - International Musician A good selection of articles on heath related issues for musicians.

The Musicians Foundation, Inc  Helps professional musicians by providing emergency financial assistance in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses.

The Jazz Foundation of America They can help with emergency living expenses, medical care, housing and performance opportunities for Jazz and Blues musicians.

The Jeremy Wilson Foundation The Jeremy Wilson Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping uninsured and underinsured NW area musicians and their families in times of medical crisis. The Foundation also aims to aid musicians and their families in obtaining day-to-day health care through education and referrals to assist them in acquiring adequate healthcare and insurance.

Sweet Relief  Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

Virginia Mason Clinic for Performing Artists  The Clinic for Performing Artists at Virginia Mason in Seattle provides evaluation and treatment for the special problems of performing artists. Professionals, students and amateur artists experiencing performance difficulties because of musculoskeletal, neurologic, orthopedic, vocal, podiatric or psychological problems are welcome.