Webinar April 4: Health Care Benefits via CMG Freelance

Membership in CMG Freelance comes with affordable access to the Actra Fraternal Benefit Society and the Writers’ Coalition Program — an affordable health insurance program designed to help members manage their health care costs. CMG Freelance is hosting an informational webinar about the program tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar will be led by […]

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Roger and Me: Why every freelancer needs a mentor

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer will share personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? Your input is welcome in the comments. “You can’t always get what you want but you get what you need” – The Rolling Stones The recent death of Canadian […]

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Health insurance for freelancers: Know what you need

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer will share personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? Your input is welcome in the comments. Q: Why did the insurance executive cross the road? A: Who cares? Good riddance! I’m not a fan of insurance companies. Could […]

Posted on May 13, 2011 at 7:30 am by editor · 3 Comments · Tagged with: , , , , ,

A call for federal support for writers’ and arts workers’ benefits plans

In the video above, Susan Swan, novelist, journalist, and former chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada, discusses the Writers’ Coalition Benefits Program, which offers affordable drug, health, and dental care insurance to writers. The Writers’ Coalition’s latest initiative, coinciding with the federal election, is a campaign to get Ottawa to commit to provide $1 […]

Posted on April 27, 2011 at 2:06 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

A new benefits program for writers

A new benefits program is available to writers who are members of a dozen organizations, including the Canadian Writers Group.  The program is administered by ACTRA Fraternal. The great thing about this program is that premium rates don’t go up the more you use your benefits, which is what happens with commercial insurers. That’s because ACTRA […]

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