The Vision for Freelancers Medical

The Vision for Freelancers Medical

I have to admit, this makes me proud.  And as a member of Freelancers Union, I hope it makes you proud, too.

I’m happy to announce Freelancers Medical – our very own cutting-edge healthcare program with a dedicated medical practice. This fall, in the heart of Brooklyn, the doors will...

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Looking Ahead to Open Enrollment

With fall now in full swing, the annual open enrollment period for Freelancers Insurance Company health insurance is just around the corner. Open enrollment is the only time of year that you can change health insurance plans or add family members to your plan without a qualifying event like a...

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Better Billing for Our Insurance Plans

Those of you who get insurance through Freelancers Union should have already received an email outlining our plans for enhancing customer service by switching our billing and enrollment vendor to HealthPlan Services (HPS). This switch means that we’re able to make positive changes that members have been asking for...

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Update on Billing and Customer Service

Dear Members,

In my last blog post, I laid out our plans for enhancing our customer service. The most significant improvement will be shifting our billing and enrollment vendor to HealthPlan Services (HPS). Throughout the summer we’ll keep you informed through blog updates, dedicated emails, and The Buzz, our...

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Discussing health insurance changes for 2010

The open enrollment period for health insurance started on Tuesday, and I’ve read many posts on the blog, forum, and member chatter about the 2010 plans. The overwhelming response has been to the increase in monthly premiums and the changes to benefits on all five plans, and I want...

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Freelancers Insurance Company one year later

It’s almost a full year since we launched FIC, the social-purpose insurance company that serves our members in New York. Out there, on the open market, things are as difficult as ever for the independent worker. The system still favors employer-based groups over the individual, with prices often starting...

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A Message from Sara: The Future of Empire POS Direct

Some of you have asked Freelancers Union to offer the Empire POS Direct plan, or a similar plan, in 2009.  Though I know this isn’t the answer you want to hear, I’m going to give it to you straight.  We will no longer offer that plan.  Let me...

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A Message from Sara: Why should I trust Freelancers Insurance Company?

Some members have raised concerns about the viability of Freelancers Insurance Company. I’d like to put some of those worries to rest.

First, FIC holds $16 million in capital reserves. Those reserves sit in the bank and serve only as back-up in case FIC needs extra funds. For every...

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A Message from Sara: Webinar Q&A about FIC

While updates on Freelancers Insurance Company (FIC) will be continue to be posted on this blog, I will also be hosting several webinars in the coming weeks to answer some of the general questions and concerns of our members. I encourage you to register now, as space is limited, and...

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A Message from Sara: Just the facts

There’s been a lot of discussion among members about the switch to FIC, and we’ve noticed some confusion. I’ve taken the time to correct some of the most common myths here.

If you don’t understand something about the new benefits, ask Member Services or look at...

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