Community Events

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.


The Actors Fund & New York State Council on the Arts present

Every Artist Insured!: Finding Affordable Coverage in a Changing Insurance Landscape

Untitled (Doctor/Nurse), 1980/2012
Gelatin silver prints
10 x 16 in (25.4 x 40.64 cm) - Each photograph: 10 x 8 inches
Open Edition
Metro Pictures, New York
PLACE: Hallwalls Cinema
Cost: FREE, but RSVP required. Call 716-854-1694.

Presented in person by Renata Marinaro, National Director of Health Services at The Actors Fund, this free workshop will help you understand "Obamacare" and the proposed changes, provide you with clear guidance on what all your options are, and answer your burning questions! FREE and open to anyone in visual and performing arts and entertainment.

Questions answered will include:
  • What are my options in 2018?
  • How much will plans cost in 2018?
  • How could changes affect me?
  • Am I eligible for a subsidy or the $20/month plan?
  • Am I eligible for free insurance?
  • How do I estimate sporadic income?
  • How do I pick a plan?
  • Where do I get care if I'm uninsured?

"We will be addressing all the changes that have happened recently, including executive orders and how they will (and won't) affect Buffalo directly in 2018. We will be dispelling misinformation, such as that enrollment ends December 15th, or that there are no plans to choose from, or that consumers won't get any subsidies—all of these seem to be very prevalent right now—and we will be helping people find affordable coverage for next year so they can have PEACE OF MIND. In fact, some plans are cheaper than they were last year" (Renata Marinaro).

Renata Marinaro, LMSW, is National Director of Health Services for The Actors Fund and a Certified Application Counselor for New York State of Health. She has written and presented extensively on the Affordable Care Act and what it means for artists, including twice at Hallwalls, in spring 2014 and on December 10, 2016. The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis, or transition. For more information, visit

This program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.