Health Insurance 101 for Artists 7/31/2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 1:30 PM (PDT)
Health Insurance 101 for Artists will provide unbiased information to help Californians learn what they need to know about health insurance reform and more. This presentation is for individuals, families, and the self-employed.
Directions/Free Parking Information: http://bit.ly/11vw4Qc
Room location: Yosemite B
THE NEW PLANS
Come January 2014, Bronze, Gold, Silver and Platinum plans will be offered by 6 insurance companies in LA County. If you already have coverage you may be able to stay put. We’ll explore what you might gain or lose by enrolling in one of these “metal” plans.
HOW TO SELECT YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN
Learn how to use a financial planning approach in choosing suitable coverage, taking into consideration premium cost, benefit design, amount of financial protection, personal needs and preferences.
THE FEDERAL SUBSIDY
Uncle Sam may help you pay for health insurance, depending on how much money you make. The tradeoff is that the plans available with subsidized coverage have a narrow provider network. If access to preferred doctors is a priority, you need to understand which plans work and which plans don’t.
Beginning 2014, no longer do we have the option of not getting health insurance. Most Americans must have insurance or pay a penalty. We’ll go over the details.
GETTING PERSONAL HELP
Learn about the roles Assisters, Navigators, and Agents play, which ones are legally prohibited from giving advice, and why.
HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS (HSA)
These tax-advantaged savings accounts may be a fit depending on your financial situation. We'll cover the basics and how to evaluate your suitability.
We may touch upon Medicare, but this topic warrants its own in-depth discussion. Ask about our Medicare 101 presentation.
Please contact the organizer if you have questions about this event.
When & Where
GeneratePossibility.org & Artist Insurance Services
The mission of Generate Possibility is to create a healing exchange of creative resources among people in need of all aspects of healing, including patients, families, caregivers, health professional and researchers. Our goal is to improve the lives of those in need through the healing arts and sustainable wellness education. Generate Possibility is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Artist Insurance Services is an independent broker providing education and insurance for California organizations, artists, and business owners. For more information visit www.artist911.com.
About the presenters
Michael Grodsky, AIF®, Certified Insurance Agent, is Principal of Artist Insurance Services. An Accredited Investment Fiduciary, he is also Principal of Aquarius Financial, a California Registered Investment Adviser.
Michael is a board member of Side Street Projects, a non-profit artist-run organization, and is an insurance and financial planning specialist for GYST, an artist-run company providing information and technology solutions for artists. Michael’s health insurance workshops have been hosted by non-profit organizations throughout Los Angeles County. He leads the Health Insurance 101 monthly workshop at the Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center.
Michael earned a Bachelor's degree in Classical Guitar Performance and a Master’s in Music Theory & Composition from California State University, Fullerton. He likes swimming, noise making with friends, and dancing badgers. Married to artist Mara Lonner, they live in Los Angeles with their dogs Nancy & Henry.
Phone: (323) 293-6800
CA insurance license 0F43491
Mark Shull, CFP®, EA, is founder and Principal of The Wealth Fitness Group, a Registered Investment Adviser and fee-only financial planning firm. As an Enrolled Agent Mark can represent clients in cases before the IRS, and he has earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner.
Mark brings a wealth of experience to his financial planning and tax practice. As a Principal with a Big Five consulting firm serving the financial services and healthcare industries, he gained the critical understanding surrounding the issues clients face day-to-day.
Mark earned an MBA from Claremont Graduate University, and his Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. He is passionate about educating and coaching others in the fundamentals of managing one’s financial life, from the perspective that life is less about money and more about those with whom you want to spend your time.
Phone: (424) 237-8294
10736 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 652, Culver City, CA 90230