Thursday, August 30, 2007

Yet Another Reason to Get Health Insurance

We were saddened to learn that Karl Alvarez, bassist for Descendents, ALL and The Lemonheads suffered a minor heart attack on August 11. Luckily he's recovering physically, but without health insurance he's also overwhelmed with medical bills.

Alvarez's friends have set up a MySpace page and Paypal account for donations to help him pay his bills. To donate via Paypal, visit this website.

Read the whole story on Pitchfork and listen to streams of Descendents and ALL's music.

Here at FMC, we hate that it takes health crises like these for people to think about health insurance. After all, benefit concerts are amazing events, but you don't want your future finances dependent on them.

If you're a musician and you've been meaning to look into health insurance options, check out FMC's Health Insurance Navigation Tool (HINT). HINT gives musicians FREE advice on health insurance from insurance experts who are also musicians.

Better yet, watch this quick video chat with Alex Maiolo, HINT's project director and learn all about how the program works.

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