The Canadian Artists Network is partnering with  AFBS [the Actra Fraternal Benefit Society] to offer several programs to our Community:

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Actor/Director Sheila McCarthy on staying relevant as an older artist.

Health Care Assist + Connect

HealthCareAssist + Connect provides two kinds of navigational support for Members – HealthCareAssist for those facing serious or chronic illness, as well as HealthCareConnect for Members or their family members 65 or older.

This program is is designed to assist those in our Community and their families who are facing a health crisis, chronic medical condition or serious disease, helping them better understand their diagnosis and navigate the health care system in Canada. You can speak on the telephone with a Nurse Advisor who will provide an assessment of your needs, offer guidance and answers, help you navigate the health care system, explain your options for tests and treatments, develop a personalized action plan and maintain a record of your treatment path.

This program helps Members dealing with the special needs of people 65 and older. Members can use it for themselves or on behalf of a spouse/partner or parent. Recipients of the program must be 65 or older and reside in Canada.

You can consult with a Nurse Advisor about:

·      Publicly-funded senior care resources
·      Assistive devices & medical alert systems
·      Meal delivery & transportation services
·      Long-term care facilities, nursing homes & hospices 
·      Doctors & paramedical practitioners

The Canadian Artists Network offers HealthCare Assist & Connect free of charge to anyone in the our Community. All you have to do is register using the form below.

Once you fill in the form, we will respond with the toll-free number and a unique ID number that will identify you to CAREpath, the administrator of the service. CAREpath is a division of Bayshore Healthcare

Your personal information is secure and protected. We will never share it with anyone, except for CAREpath. They will need the information to identify you.

The Arts & Entertainment Plan

Note: Only those under 71 years of age are eligible

Need personal health insurance? The Canadian Artists Network Community has access to the popular Arts & Entertainment Plan  — an affordable health insurance plan offered by the not-for-profit insurer AFBS. And accessing the plan has become even easier with the new quoting and online enrollment functionality which boasts the fastest application process in Canada.

The Arts & Entertainment Plan® is designed to help artists manage their health care costs. You are guaranteed acceptance* into the plan [as long as you are under 71], with no medical questionnaires necessary and no refusals based on pre-existing conditions.

There are two plan options: Standard and Comprehensive. Both options offer dental, prescription drug, extended health care (hospital room, acupuncture, massage etc…), and travel emergency medical coverage. Both options also provide life and AD&D insurance and a Member and Family Assistance Program. There’s a monthly payment option available and premiums may be tax deductible.

The Arts & Entertainment Plan® website will give you a price quote in just two steps and it enables you to enroll in the plan and pay online by credit card. Once you’re registered you’ll have access to a new member portal where you can login and view your account details.

For more information about the costs and benefits of the Arts & Entertainment Plan® you can click on the button below.

Home and Auto Insurance Program

One of the benefits of belonging to the Canadian Artists Network Community is access to group discounts on Home and Auto insurance through the AFBS Group Home and Auto Insurance Program with HUB International. That could mean better rates and better value for your general insurance needs. HUB International offers you a free, no-obligation review of your insurance portfolio.

Members have been thrilled with the personal attention, high level of service and preferred rates that HUB provides.

For additional information call HUB at 1-888-749-7800 or get a quote online by clicking the button below.