Insurance for Artists – Protecting Your Livelihood in Times of Uncertainty

Published On: May 15th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , |

As Canadians we can count ourselves lucky for our comprehensive and free healthcare system. However many professional, self-employed, freelancers, entrepreneurs, artists, and creatives do not have employers to pay into a benefit plan. While most provincial plans cover doctor visits and basic physician fees, many prescriptions, specialists and other health practice costs are not.

In times of uncertainty, having insurance coverage can provide ease of mind, help manage costs, and encourage proactive health habits1. Find out more about how to protect yourself and your livelihood through some of these providers below.

  • Artist Advantage Insurance – Standard and Comprehensive national coverage for Prescription Drugs, Extended Health, and Dental claims, Travel, Life, Member & Family Assistance Insurance Programs. Review the coverage, here.
  • The Arts & Entertainment Plan – Personal health insurance provided through the Actra Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS) for prescription, dental, extended healthcare services, and more. They guarantee acceptance and do not request your medical history to enroll. For a quick quote, click here.
  • Gallagher –  A division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., this company offers to consult, personal and fine art insurance. Fine art professionals with years of industry experience can help safeguard your personal or professional collection, as well as offering individualized insurance plans. Connect with one of their experts, here.

1. Actra Fraternal Benefit Society. “Why Personal Health Insurance” The Arts & Entertainment Plan. (14, May 2020) .

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About the Author: Meagan Barnes

Meagan is a content contributor and partnerships coordinator for artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts. Prefers flora over fauna.

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