The Recording Academy has announced its partnership with health benefits platform, Stride Health, to make affordable healthcare accessible to U.S.-based Recording Academy members and the U.S. music industry at large.
According to the recent MusiCare’s "Wellness in Music" survey, which ran in late 2020 to early 2021, 19 percent of survey respondents [people working in the music community] stated they did not have health insurance, compared to 8 percent of the general population. Of those, 64 percent noted the reason was that they could not afford it.
Stride Health helps individuals find affordable health, dental, vision and life insurance, manage their income and taxes, and save money on everything from prescriptions to online doctor visits. The service searches through all of the Affordable Care Act health insurance plans available to you, checks to see if you qualify for financial assistance, and helps you choose the right plan. On average, this service has helped users save $360 per month on health insurance, and 40% pay less than $25 per month for coverage.
The Recording Academy’s mission is to better serve the music community. We are hopeful this partnership will help music creators and professionals secure the protection that everyone in the community deserves. You can find more information about the health coverage options available here.
The Open Enrollment Period for getting health insurance for 2022 has begun, and the deadline to enroll is Wednesday, Dec. 15.