Dance/USA and Dance/NYC are proud to partner with the Actors Fund to offer Dance Enrollment Days in conjunction with the 2014 Dance Forum for New-York based artists only (as State Exchanges are state-specific). This is not the only time dance artists can enroll, this is an opportunity for Dance/USA to bring attention to the enrollment period, which closes March 31, 2014.
RSVPing will open Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9am ET. Click here to RSVP*!
*You must start your enrollment prior to your Actors Fund Consultation.
You will be able to sign up for your
first, second, and third choice for a consultation. Consultations will be
scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis; however, successfully signing up
does not guarantee you a consultation. You may be placed on a wait list if your
first three choices are full. Appointments for consultations, as well as
placement on the wait list, will be confirmed by email.
If you have been put on the waiting list for Dance Enrollment Days and a spot becomes available, The Actors Fund will contact you directly. Should you not be contacted by The Actors Fund for a spot on January 13 or 14, please call their intake call line (917-281-5975) to set up a consultation for the next available time.
If you are unable to make your consultation, you must contact Renata Marinaro within 24 hours of your consultation so that someone from the waiting list may be contacted to take your spot.
When and Where
Dance Enrollment Days will occur on January 13 and 14, 2014 between the hours of 10am and 5pm. Three locations will be available for consultations.
Below is The Actors Fund’s Advice on Completing the Enrollment Application in New York State.
The Enrollment Process
Because enrollment appointments are time-limited, we ask that you complete as much of the application at home as possible. There are sections of the application that you really don’t need a Navigator for – for example, creating your username and password, answering security questions, etc. We’d like to help you answer the important questions!
To begin the process, just go to www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov and follow the instructions for creating an account. If you already have a www.ny.gov account – from unemployment benefit registration or anything state-government related -- you’ll just need to sign in using your username and password, then click on the insurance marketplace link. If you can’t remember your username or password, simply create a new account.
Once you’ve created an account and/or signed in, follow the instructions to “identity-proof” yourself. This will include entering in your personal information (date of birth, SS #, address, etc). The next step will be to “Build Your Household” – this will ask you to list everyone who lives in your home, regardless of whether or not they need to purchase insurance. Follow the system prompts to enter in this information.
The next step will be entering income information. This part can be a little confusing; do the best you can, keeping in mind that they’re asking you to ESTIMATE what your income will be for 2014. You do not need to enter income from 2013. You can always go back into the system and edit this information at any time, so don’t worry if it isn’t perfect.
If you find yourself stymied by any step in this process, there’s a Service Center that has been set up to assist you – you can reach them from 8 am to 8 pm, at 855-355-5777.
Please bring the following information for each member of your household to your Actors Fund consultation:
Please make a note of the following information about your health care needs before coming to see the Actors Fund: