There is a new healthcare option just for voice actors.
It’s called Healthcare For Voice Actors, the brainchild of In Both Ears voiceover agent and industry advocate Stacey Stahl. I won’t go into detail about what they offer since it’s easier for you to check them out yourselves. You can do that at the Healthcare For Voice Actors website.
Stacey put in a ton of hard work to provide another healthcare option for voice actors and I sincerely applaud her effort. Well done, Stacey!
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Healthcare For Voice Actors could be a viable alternative for some since the SAG-AFTRA 2021 benefit changes may mean some members will no longer qualify for the healthcare option they offer. I strongly suggest you look into it but you need to do your due diligence. When doing your research, ask good questions like:
Will your local hospitals and clinics accept it?
Will your current doctors accept it?
How does it interact with the ACA (ObamaCare), Medicare, and Medicaid?
How does it interact with a Health Savings Account?
Keep in mind that this healthcare option is not health insurance and laws regarding programs like this vary from state to state. I’m sure that Stacey as well as Redirect Health will be happy to answer your questions. Here’s to your health!
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Wednesday, December 9th @8PM EST: ‘VO How-To: Market Your Demo‘ Have a new demo? Get it heard! In this 90-minute webinar, we will discuss general marketing strategies and some specific tactics to help you determine how to get your voiceover demo into the right hands! FYI it’s $60 to attend, but if you have produced your demo with me or graduated from the Mentorship Program you get 50% off! Sign up here.
Thursday, December 10th @8PM EDT: My next Edge Studio Marketing 201 webinar will be ‘Thriving in a Smaller Market City’. In this one-hour webinar, we’ll talk about how to build a successful voiceover business without living in a metropolitan area. This webinar caps at 25 attendees and sells out fast. Registration is open now!
December: My final Edge Studio Business and Money 201 webinar of the year will be ‘Career Goals for the New Year’. In this one-hour webinar, we’ll talk about how to design your voiceover business model, craft a plan, and stick to it. This webinar caps at 25 attendees and sells out fast. Registration is open now!
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Tom Dheere is a voice actor who has narrated thousands of projects for hundreds of clients in over a dozen countries. In addition to voice acting, he is a voiceover business and marketing consultant known as the VOStrategist. When not voicing or talking about voicing, Tom produces the comic book “Agent 1.22”. You can subscribe to his weekly blog and the monthly VO Strategist Learnin’ Stuff Notice here.