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Health Benefits for Writers: Q&A with the Writers’ Coalition

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Join us next week for a live info session about health benefits for writers through the Writers’ Coalition Program, offered by AFBS, an artist-owned not-for-profit insurance provider. TWUC’s Executive Director John Degen will chat with AFBS’s Jason Saulay about what the program covers, who’s eligible, potential tax benefits, and more.

Health Benefits for Writers: Q&A with the Writers’ Coalition
Thursday, June 17, 2021
12 pm PDT / 1 pm MDT, CST / 2 pm CDT / 3 pm EDT / 4 pm ADT / 4:30 pm NDT
(4:30 p.m. Newfoundland Standard Time)

Live captioning available

Submit a question: We encourage you to send your questions about the Writers’ Coalition Program to us in advance so we can address as many of them as possible during the live session. Send questions to by June 13.

How to watch: The announcement will be livestreamed on the Union’s Facebook page at the time listed above. It’s a public page, so you can watch even without a Facebook account.

About the Writers’ Coalition Program: This one-of-a-kind program was born when author and past TWUC chair Susan Swan found herself musing on the fact that access to an affordable health care safety net – something enjoyed by many salaried workers in the private and public business sector – was denied to too many people in the creative and artistic world. The results of her conversations and considerations ultimately led to AFBS launching the Writers’ Coalition Program in 2009, and the Arts & Entertainment Plan followed in 2011. Both are the first Canadian health insurance plans specifically geared towards self-employed artists and writers.

Members of TWUC – and many other writers’ organizations across Canada – are eligible for the Writers’ Coalition Program. Learn more at
Thank you to AFBS
for generously sponsoring TWUC’s work to improve the conditions of writers in Canada.

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Times and Locations

June 17, 2021

4:30 pm