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Premium Assistance For Health Care

SIMS Foundation partners with Central Health, Sendero Health Plans, Foundation Communities and Health Alliance for Austin Musicians to provide free healthcare premiums for qualified musicians and music industry professionals.

GET YOUR HEALTH CARE COVERED FOR 2019
ENROLL NOV 1 – DEC 15

The Affordable Care Act is still the law. SIMS can help you get health insurance. If you are a musician or music industry professional, you may qualify for a special program that pays your healthcare premiums each month for 2019. SIMS offers this program through Sendero Health Plans for musicians, music industry professionals, and their immediate family members to get your monthly health care bill free. It’s first come, first served, so don’t wait until Dec 15! If you work in live or recorded music in Austin, you could be eligible. If you are a roadie, sound engineer, lighting technician, work in a music venue, record label, music management company – you could get free healthcare. This program is a partnership between SIMS Foundation, Sendero Health Plans, Central Health, Foundation Communities, and Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. This is a health plan on healthcare.gov.

Premium Assistance is issued on a first come, first served basis. While the premium assistance program for 2019 has been filled, SIMS is still here to help you with your needs. Please contact SIMS clinical staff with your questions.

Step 1

CALL SIMS to find out if you are eligible: 512-494-1007

SIMS clinical staff are available M-F, 9 AM – 5 PM.

Step 2

After talking with a SIMS clinician, you can go through the enrollment process in person at Foundation Communities. Location Foundation Communities Enrollment Center 5900 Airport Blvd

Hours There are no appointments necessary. Just walk in during open hours.
Monday-Thursday: 9 AM – 7 PM
Friday- Saturday: 9 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: 1 PM – 5 PM

What to Bring to Foundation Communities

Everyone should bring:

  1. Income information, such as a pay stub
  2. Your healthcare.gov username & password (make sure this works from home!)
  3. Names of important doctors or medications

You may also need:

  1. Employer insurance info, including cost and plan details, if you or your spouse received an offer within the last year
  2. Immigration documents, if applicable

Call SIMS if you have a question:
512-494-1007

SIMS is not a 24-Hour crisis line. If you are in crisis, please call 512-472-HELP or 911.

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