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New York State COBRA Subsidy for Entertainment Workers

COBUG, the Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds, is coordinating efforts with the New York State AFL-CIO to ask the NY State Legislature to include healthcare provisions, including COBRA subsidies for workers in the Entertainment Industry in the upcoming budget.  Our Secretary-Treasurer Rina Saltzman has been an integral part of this important effort.

The current COBRA program for entertainment workers, which would cover 50% of member’s healthcare premiums is set to expire July 2021.

By using the link below, you will be able to write an electronic letter to each of your State representatives.   The process is simple and includes sample wording for the letters, which you can easily utilize or adapt.

https://actionnetwork.org/letters/help-workers-maintain-their-health-coverage/

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. WE ONLY HAVE ANOTHER TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE LEGISLATURE PASSES THE BUDGET.

Please take a moment today and write to your Representatives, AND if you have friends and relatives living in New York State, please forward this e-mail and ask them to do the same.

For more information, please see article in today’s Broadway News.

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/02/24/broadway-unions-lobby-new-york-state-for-cobra-subsidy-renewal/

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