Health Insurance for Dramatists

Health Insurance and Healthcare for Dramatists

We support initiatives that provide resources for theater writers at all stages of their careers to access health insurance and healthcare. We recently funded a pair of upcoming webinars presented by the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund) in partnership with the Dramatists Guild of America that spotlight health insurance options and available resources for dramatists.

Every Theatre Writer Insured: Welcome to Medicare!

October 25, 2023
An informational session about the Medicare enrollment process. This webinar is for anyone who will soon be getting Medicare or is already enrolled in Medicare and wants to learn more about how it works. This session includes changes to Medicare for 2024.

Every Theatre Writer Insured: Welcome to Open Enrollment!

November 15, 2023
This webinar will help you understand your options when considering your next health insurance plan. It will give you clear, step-by-step guidance on what all your insurance options are, and how to get the most affordable coverage. You’ll learn about Affordable Care Act plans, Medicaid, the Essential Plan, and COBRA. Find out how to estimate variable/sporadic income and see if you’re eligible for free insurance or expanded subsidies to reduce your premiums. If you’re uninsured, find out how to reduce your healthcare and drug costs. This session is an excellent opportunity for unbiased, comprehensive information from an experienced health insurance navigator. The information shared is relevant to theatre writers, including freelancers and those who are self-employed.

These webinars are supported by a grant from Venturous Theater Fund to the Entertainment Community Fund. They are presented in cooperation with the Dramatists Guild of America.

VTF grants are made through Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation, a donor-advised fund. All grants are prospective until approved by the staff/board of the Tides Foundation. These guidelines are for informational purposes only, and contain no commitment, implied or otherwise, to make any particular grants. VTF reserves the right to change its funding philosophy and/or granting practice at any time without prior notification.