Music Health Alliance (MHA) offers three primary areas of results driven healthcare services with an emphasis on preventing illness and staying well.
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Protect yourself and your family with the most appropriate and affordable health insurance or ways to pay for your healthcare. MHA offers guidance and access to State and Federal Health Insurance options for individuals and/or family members, Comprehensive Major Medical Insurance and Medicare supplement options for self-employed individuals and families, those with no group benefit options and the underinsured (insurance that does not meet one’s specific needs).
Experienced direction to remove barriers and meet your needs is our most valuable area of expertise in healthcare. MHA offers professional guidance and direction through the health care system as a personal advocate, educator and navigator to simplify and translate health insurance policies, Medicare, medical bills, healthcare reform and other medically related needs.
Connect with the health care that you need the most through our proprietary network of resources. MHA offers access to primary care services, dental care and mental health counseling for insured individuals as well as low cost services for uninsured and low income music industry professionals nationwide. MHA also offers counsel and access to financial help for prescription medication, medical supply resources and financial assistance for qualifying individuals.
How it Works
MHA is a personal healthcare advocate to navigate your specific healthcare needs.
Step 1: Contact MHA Office and describe healthcare difficulty* to MHA Advocate
Step 2: MHA Advocate researches difficulty and presents options
Step 3: MHA works with you until solution is found and implemented
Step 4: MHA will establish a long-term prevention and wellness plan with each client
*Difficulties include but are not limited to the following:
- No health insurance
- Have pre-existing condition no health insurance
- Newly diagnosed illness
- Need to find a doctor
- Can’t afford medicine
- High medical bills
- Pregnant with no health insurance
- New to area and with no healthcare options
- Sick and cannot pay for doctor visit
Qualification for Service
- MHA services are available to any person who has worked in the music industry for two or more years, or credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos.
- Documentation can be provided in a variety of ways including references, liner note credits, copies of contracts, check stubs, brochures, flyers and newspaper articles.
- Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to MHA services.
Ben Eyestone Fund
The Ben Eyestone Fund is a joint effort between Music Health Alliance and Saint Thomas Health providing diagnostic healthcare access to uninsured or under-insured music industry professionals in Davidson and surrounding counties within Middle Tennessee. This fund was created to honor the memory of Ben Eyestone who passed away on July 12, 2018. Here is Ben’s Story.
Ben Eyestone Fund Qualifications:
- Obvious Diagnostic Need (I know something is wrong)
- Uninsured or Under-insured (unaffordable out-of-pocket costs)
- Annual household adjusted gross income under 300% above the Federal Poverty Level
- Working musician or music industry professional (songwriter, producer, engineer, etc.)
Qualified candidates must complete Application and call Music Health Alliance for next steps 615-200-6896.
Cowboy Jack Clement Fund, “The Jack Pot”
The “Jack Pot” awards financial aid in the form of small grants to help cover the cost of medical bills not covered by health insurance. The “Jack Pot” also support direct client advocacy services.
This fund is named in honor of one of the greatest legends of the music industry, Cowboy Jack Clement. Cowboy Jack was there at the birth of rock ‘n’ roll and has been there ever since, from Johnny Cash to U2 and many, many more. It’s been said that one of the most valued constants about working with Cowboy Jack was that you could always come in thru the back door into his kitchen and there would be a pot of beans, soup, beef stew or chicken and dumplings on the stove. Jack usually made it in the middle of the night so it would be there the next day for anyone who was hungry. Everyone entering that door was welcome to grab a bowl, a spoon and of course, a piece of cornbread. For many songwriters and broke musicians this was most likely the only hot meal they would have all day. Jack just understood this simple basic need and did what he could to meet it.
So it is with overwhelming thanks that the Music Health Alliance has named the this fund in Cowboy Jack’s honor, known to all in the music industry as “The Jack Pot.” The “Jack Pot” is a symbol of Cowboy Jack Clement’s selfless generosity.
All health insurance revenues received by MHA go directly into the “Jack Pot” to help music makers in need just as Cowboy Jack has done for so many and for so long.
For more information regarding the qualifications of the Cowboy Jack Clement Fund please contact Music Health Alliance directly.