If you are a member of the Austin music community and get your health coverage through the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (“HAAM”) listen up! Even if your HAAM card says you are covered through 2016, you need to re-enroll in order to keep your benefits for ALL of 2016 if you haven’t done so already.
The folks at HAAM will help you get through the re-enrollment, but you need to get in touch. Find out the details on the HAAM website (click here for the direct link).
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T WAIT TO THE LAST MINUTE. DO IT NOW EVEN IF YOU ARE ON THE ROAD.
If you not yet a member of HAAM you can apply. HAAM says:
We are currently accepting new Member applications. You must be able to prove that you are a working musician, that you live in Travis County or within a 50 mile radius, as well as meet certain income requirements.
If you don’t live in Austin and don’t believe you read that right, you did. Austin has a special program supported by local area hospitals that provides medical care for Austin musicians. HAAM is still very relevant for Austin musicians even after the Affordable Care Act for reasons they can explain better than I can.
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