Special Enrollment for Dental/Vision Underway

Our enrollment period for the dental/vision plan is currently underway. To obtain plan details on both the dental PPO and the new HMO option, and to enroll, please go to our enrollment web site. If you need assistance with the enrollment procedure, or if you have questions, please contact Bollinger at (800) 350-8005, ext. 8263.

NWU Remains Committed

he NWU remains committed to exploring opportunities to expand our health benefits to include members who live in areas not currently covered, plus continuing to search for additional types of benefits and improve the ones we currently have. As you look over the site, you will find that the links on the left will provide information on eligibility, plan rates and plan details (dental/vision/health) and access to application forms.

The NWU is partnering with other organizations in order to expand the kinds of plans that are available to our members. Currently, we have partnered with TEIGIT, Working Today of New York City and Health Services Administrators of Massachusetts.

TEIGIT (The Entertainment Industry Group Insurance Trust) offers health coverage to members in selected areas of the country.

Working Today, an organization that offers benefits, including health care, to freelance workers has agreed to offer NWU members a discounted application fee as part of processing their health benefits application.

Health Services Administrators is Massachusetts’ leading provider of benefits to small businesses and currently offers health plans to NWU members in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

FAQ addresses the procedure for enrolling in the National Writers Union’s health plans. Future benefit offerings (i.e. open enrollment on dental/vision, etc.) If you come upon information you feel would be valuable to include on the site, Feel free to contact us

Welcome

Welcome to the National Writers Union’s Health Benefits website. In it you will find information about the current benefit plans being offered to NWU members, as well as links and resources involving advocacy and information specific to freelance and independent workers.

Currently, 45 million people in the United States lack healthcare. In this ongoing crisis, freelance workers have not been spared. The difficulties for non-traditional workers to access affordable healthcare for themselves and their families are many.

This site was created in order to provide information to NWU members (and to those thinking of joining) about current health benefits so their questions could be answered at any time of the day or night, any day of the week. The primary reason was to provide information and accountability to members regarding NWU health benefits. In addition, this site was conceived with an eye towards providing information not just on the details of a specific plan, but also information on advocacy and organizations which have as their goals the realization of affordable, quality healthcare for all.