Insurance Plans

People working on their own may have difficulty affording insurance.  Most self-employed workers are able to deduct their health insurance premiums from their Federal taxable income, providing them with tax savings.  Most states also offer similar tax preferences.  The following websites may offer places to start in finding information about coverage, affordability and proposed changes.
Health Insurance Resource Center offers consumer information on affordable health and medical coverage.
National Association of Socially Responsible Organizations (NASRO), “an innovative group and individual health insurance provider and administrator, that is both a service provider and an advocate for non profits, small business, and individuals.”
Artists Health Insurance Resource Center offers an “unbiased database of health care resources for artists, performers, freelancers and the self-employed.” www.ahirc.org.
HealthReform.Gov,  a government sponsored website offering a weekly status update on the Obama administration Health Reform Plan.

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