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Health and Benefits Seminar for Jazz Musicians

The Jazz Foundation of America and Local 802 American Federation of Musicians (AFM) are hosting a health and pension benefits seminar for jazz and other freelance musicians on March 28 in New York City. The seminar is divided into two primary panels, the first entitled “Health Insurance for Musicians—What are your options?” and the second “Pension Benefits—How you can plan a more secure future.”

The segment on health insurance will feature four panelists: Gloria McCormick, administrator of the Local 802 Health Benefit Fund; James Brown of the Actors Fund of America; Wendy Oxenhorn, executive director of the Jazz Foundation of America; and Dee Dee Acquisto, director of Health & Human Services for Musicares.

The second portion, on pension benefits, will features panelists Maureen Kilkelly, AFM & EPF Fund Administrator; Bill Dennison, Recording Vice President of Local 802; Jimmy Owens, trumpeter and member of Local 802 Jazz Advisory Committee; and Bob Cranshaw, bassist and also a member of Local 802 Advisory Committee.

Following the four-hour seminar, which will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., is the Jazz Foundation Monday Night Jam Session. More information on the seminar is available from the Health Benefits Department of Local 802 AFM at (212) 245-2304.

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