LOS ANGELES — Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the national trade organization for the adult industry, has established a relationship with The Reisert Group, a national insurance broker that can help adult industry workers and businesses better navigate the healthcare marketplace. The relationship gives adult industry workers access to a representative who can discuss insurance options on marketplaces including Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Covered California, without having to hide the type of work they do.
“We know adult industry workers and businesses often face stigma and discrimination when dealing with healthcare professionals,” said Eric Paul Leue, Executive Director of FSC. “We hope this partnership will enable everyone from performers and producers to make-up artists and manufacturers to find the best plan for the business they’re in.”
The FSC has established a free hotline for the service, which connects adult industry workers to qualified, adult-aware insurance representatives. As a non-healthcare entity, FSC can only provide access, not advice on healthcare or healthcare plans. FSC has no financial relationship with The Reisert Group, nor does it receive any remuneration from plans purchased.
The relationship was pioneered by Ian O’Brien, FSC’s new Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs. The representatives can currently connect business owners, independent contractors and workers to health-care plans in Nevada, Florida and California. Dental coverage is also available.
“As the industry trade association, we work hard to secure better deals for our workers and members, whether it be banking, billing, retail or healthcare,” said Leue. “Our workers deserve the respect and rights afforded to workers in any other industry.”
The enrollment period for coverage under the ACA ends on December 15, 2017. Those in California can sign-up for coverage until January 31, 2018 under Covered California.
Those who wish to access a representative can do using contact information provided by the Free Speech Coalition here.