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.