“Health insurance for Arts BC members through the Arts & Entertainment Plan®

“The Arts & Entertainment health plan is a terrific option for artists, writers and creators who don’t already have health benefits. For many, this package is more comprehensive than an individual health plan, and an affordable option for artists who are currently without coverage. It supplies a real need. I’d be joining it myself if I weren’t over age!”

Margaret Atwood, Poet, Writer and Environmental Activist

Need personal health insurance? Membership with Arts BC comes with access to the popular Arts & Entertainment Plan® – an affordable health insurance plan offered by the not-for-profit insurer AFBS. And accessing the plan has become even easier with the quoting and online enrolment functionality which boasts the fastest application process in Canada.

The Arts & Entertainment Plan® is designed to help artists manage their health care costs. ArtsBC members are guaranteed acceptance* into the plan, with no medical questionnaires necessary and no refusals based on pre-existing conditions.

There are two plan options: Standard and Comprehensive. Both options offer dental, prescription drug, extended health care (hospital room, acupuncture, massage, etc., and travel emergency medical coverage. Both options also provide life and AD&D insurance and a Member and Family Assistance Program. There’s a monthly payment option available and premiums may be tax deductible.  

The Arts & Entertainment Plan® website will give you a price quote in just two steps and it enables you to enrol in the plan and pay online by credit card. Once you’re registered you’ll have access to a new member portal where you can login and view your account details.

For more information about the costs and benefits of the Arts & Entertainment Plan® you can go here.

*must be over 18 and under 71 to enroll