Individual, Group and Medicare open enrollment appointments available now through MHA

Free “What The Health” and “Medicare 101” virtual workshops available this month

Nashville, TN – October 12, 2020 — Since 2013, Music Health Alliance (MHA) has been providing free healthcare advocacy and resources to more than 11,000 members of the nationwide music community. The work of MHA’s 10 in-house advocates have saved more than $50,000,000 in healthcare costs and provided lifesaving access to medical procedures, prescriptions and more, and helped countless families avoid bankruptcy due to mounting medical debt.

With the pandemic affecting the health and livelihood of our industry, MHA will continue to provide assistance to the music community, offering free, virtual appointments for individuals, groups and seniors to ensure they get the healthcare coverage they need during the upcoming open enrollment window.

Open enrollment dates for 2021 are as follows:
Medicare: October 15 – December 7, 2020
Insurance Enrollment: November 1 – December 15, 2020

During the open enrollment dates, Music Health Alliance advocates will meet virtually with clients to advise and enroll members of the music industry and their families in the best plans to meet their medical needs. If you’ve lost your job due to COVID-19, had a change in coverage or simply need help navigating the complicated health insurance landscape, Music Health Alliance can help you get covered – to book a virtual appointment, click or contact:

Individual/Family Health Insurance: Erin- 615-200-6861 /
Group Health Insurance: 615-200-6897 /
Medicare (65 or over): 615-200-6892 or
Or contact us at or 615-200-6896 and learn more at

In addition, Music Health Alliance, in partnership with MusiCares, will offer two free virtual seminars to inform and empower members of the music community to enroll for new health insurance for the new year. The “What The Health” and “Medicare 101” workshops will be offered this month to educate the music industry on their individual healthcare options during open enrollment. Advance registration required at the links below:

Date: Monday, October 19
Time: 12:00pm central
Description: Music Health Alliance COO and Certified Senior Advisor® Shelia Shipley-Biddy will provide information about senior aging needs, answer questions about Medicare, and explain other healthcare options for music professionals 65 or older.

Date: Tuesday, October 27
Time: 12:00pm central
Description: Music Health Alliance CEO & Founder Tatum Allsep will provide informative facts about affordable health insurance for 2021.

Since the beginning of the year, MHA has seen a 200% increase in clients seeking assistance with healthcare and necessities. The non-profit has gone on to provide additional resources to more than 4,000 of our music industry friends and family, including over 700,000 meals in 5 months through the distribution of $300,000 in grocery gift cards. Apply for assistance HERE.

Based in Nashville, Music Health Alliance has provided free healthcare advocacy and support to more than 11,000 music industry members across the U.S. and saved the music community more than $50,000,000 nationwide by providing advocacy and access to lifesaving transplants, medicine, mental health resources, end of life care and many other necessary services. Entirely funded through grants and individual and corporate donations, financial support from the music community is critical to continue Music Health Alliance’s (MHA) advocacy and free services. For every $1 donation, MHA is able to provide $30 in life-saving healthcare resources to Heal The Music. In response to the pandemic, Music Health Alliance’s COVID-19 Relief Plan was created to provide direct support for the immediate needs of music industry professionals and their families during this public health crisis through relief grants, simplified solutions and a comprehensive database of resources. MHA fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis and removes obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Its services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for three or more years or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life. More info at

To learn more about Music Health Alliance’s free services,
contact MHA at 615-200-6896 or
Donate to Music Health Alliance at:

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For more information about Music Health Alliance, contact:
Monarch Publicity / Cindy Hunt / / 615-429-2203

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