The A&E Plan

Health insurance for ARCCO members through the Arts & Entertainment Plan®

View Pamphlet about the A&E Plan Here

Need personal health insurance? Membership in ARCCO comes with access to the popular Arts & Entertainment Plan — an affordable health insurance plan offered by the not-for-profit insurer AFBS. And accessing the plan has become even easier with the new quoting and online enrollment functionality which boasts the fastest application process in Canada.

The Arts & Entertainment Plan® is designed to help artists manage their health care costs. ARCCO members are guaranteed acceptance* into the plan, with no medical questionnaires necessary and no refusals based on pre-existing conditions.

There are two plan options: Standard and Comprehensive. Both options offer dental, prescription drug, extended health care (hospital room, acupuncture, massage etc…), and travel emergency medical coverage. Both options also provide life and AD&D insurance and a Member and Family Assistance Program. There’s a monthly payment option available and premiums may be tax deductible.

The Arts & Entertainment Plan® website will give you a price quote in just two steps and it enables you to enroll in the plan and pay online by credit card. Once you’re registered you’ll have access to a new member portal where you can login and view your account details.

For more information about the costs and benefits of the Arts & Entertainment Plan® you can go here.

*must be over 18 and under 71 to enroll.

Actra Fraternal Benefit Society (AFSB), the underwriter of the Plan:

is a not-for-profit insurer;
is exclusive to the artistic community;
has been serving the community for over 35 years;
is member-owned and governed;
is federally incorporated, fully solvent and OFSI regulated.

AFBS understands the unique insurance needs of others who earn their livelihoods through their creativity. So when AFBS designed the Arts & Entertainment Plan®, it did so with years of expertise, knowledge and compassion that can’t be matched by traditional insurers for whom insurance is just a business.

AFBS is very pleased to be offering The Arts & Entertainment Plan® to all members of ARCCO, so that you now have the opportunity to access a benefits program that is straightforward, affordable and sustainable.

To speak to someone about the Plan:
call 1-800-387-8897, Ext 238

To learn more about the plan please visit:

Please note that in order to participate in this program your organization must be an ARCCO member. Please contact Axl T. Ernst at[at]gmail[dot]com or call 519-672-7898 for details on how to become a member.