Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 24: The Affordable Care Act and The Arts Year 2 10/14/14

Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 24: The Affordable Care Act and The Arts Year 2
Tuesday, September 16, 6:00pm-9:00pm
AWC24-FlyerWeb2Artisan Lounge
500 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33132 – Map
Tickets: FREE with Registration
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PARKING: Free in the Christ Fellowship / Artisan Lounge lot. Tell them you are there for the Artisan Lounge.
Entrance to the parking lot is on NE 5th Street. Note that NE 5th Street only runs eastbound.

Subject: The Affordable Care Act And You, Take Two
Mary Siaz, Insuring Sources, Inc.
Maura Shiffman, Health Council of South Florida
Geronimo Schmidt, Friends With Benefits
Hashtag #ArtWorkCon

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is coming up again! Are you ready? While the penalty for being uninsured the first year is relatively small, it grows quickly each year. Even more important than the fine, though, is that being uninsured can be devastating for an artist or arts organization if anything happens. It is important to be aware of your rights and the benefits available, as well as the penalties.

Supporting Sponsors:
Health Council of South Florida
Arts & Business Council
Snacks courtesy of KIND Snacks
Coffee tastings by Mad Chiller

6:00-6:30, Registration
6:30-8:00, Panel
8:00-9:00, Q&A Social Hour

Art/Work Connections is a monthly series of seminars presented by Life Is Art featuring business professionals speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. This panel covers all the aspects of the Affordable Care Act and helps you understand what your options are. This is crucial information for artists and art organizations. Participants also receive resources to help them navigate the world of health insurance. Following the seminar, there is social time with sponsored refreshments and an opportunity for personal questions to the presenters, as well as assistance signing up on the spot.

The evening’s program provides important information and support at one time and in one place; everything you need to know about the new law but were afraid to ask, as well as assitance signing up. Although this is the second year of the Affordable Care Act, many artists and non-profits remain woefully unaware of the details. Though the program is still confusing, there are many benefits and subsidies that could be available to artists and organizations. Come and learn how to navigate the system for your best results in a friendly and helpful atmosphere.

About Mary Saiz , Insuring Sources, Inc.
Mary has over 25 years of senior management experience in health insurance and managed care organizations. She has worked for local and national carriers throughout her career and has been at the fore front of the Healthcare Industry and its’ evolution. Her responsibilities and knowledge have been in the areas of operations, product development, compliance, sales and marketing. She has held positions that ranged from Director of Claims to the V.P. of Commercial Marketing & Medicaid Business Development for Medica Health Plans of Florida, Inc. She is currently the President and CEO of Insuring Sources, Inc. a Healthcare Marketing and Consulting Firm in Miami, Fl

About Maura Shiffman, Health Council of South Florida
Maura Shiffman is a Community Health Specialist for the Health Council of South Florida. She received her Master’s degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Policy and Administration from Florida State University and is currently focused on the Health Council’s Affordable Care Act implementation efforts in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. She continues to work with community partners to enhance the overall health and quality of life for the residents of District 11.

About Geronimo Schmidt, Friends With Benefits Insurance & Financial Services
My goal is to provide families and business owners with assistance in building their financial freedom. I have the skills, knowledge and experience required to help meet my client’s established goals. My personal goal is to become a lifetime resource for each and every client.

About Artisan Lounge
The Artisan Lounge was established in 2011 by Christ Fellowship Miami, as a studio space for local artists with 26 naturally lit studio spaces, three exhibiting galleries and two artist lounges that promote a collaborative and creative environment unlike any other Art Studio Space in the city. Open Studio Nights, Gallery Exhibitions, Artist Talks and Workshops throughout the year bring a unique mix of artists and art lovers alike. The Artisan Lounge provides opportunities for residents, artists and visitors, to create, build and strengthen relationships with the Miami Art community.

About the Art/Work Connections Program
The Art/Work Connections program is a monthly series of business seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists and those working in the arts. Everyone is welcome and can benefit from them. Business professionals are brought in to cover a wide variety of topics including health care, financial planning, contract negotiation, copyright law, portfolio development, social media, marketing and much more.

About Life Is Art, Inc.
Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community with the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florida artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area.

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