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.
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.
SIMS clinical staff are available M-F, 9 AM – 5 PM.
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:
You may also need:
SIMS is not a 24-Hour crisis line. If you are in crisis, please call 512-472-HELP or 911.