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The AFBS Arts & Entertainment Plan


A clear benefit of Full ACTRA membership is access to Actra Fraternal Benefit Society’s (AFBS) health and dental insurance coverage.  We all agree about that – we need a safety net in this topsy-turvy world. But as Apprentice Members or ACTRA Additional Background Performers, you had to find other commercial insurance options. Until today. Today you have a brand new choice.

ACTRA has worked hand in hand with AFBS to create a new Arts & Entertainment Plan™ offering basic health and dental benefits for you and your family. And there’s no medical required.

Underwritten by AFBS, the Arts & Entertainment Plan™ is a cost-effective health, dental and prescription drug plan designed to help fill in the gaps in provincial health care coverage.

AFBS has been around since 1975 and represents a community of 17,000-plus self-employed performers and writers. Fraternal understands the needs of self-employed people in the arts and has created incredible tailor-made programs just for us.

Check it out at

This program has been designed with you in mind, and it’s affordable (you can choose to pay monthly).


Call: 1.800.387.8897

Put a safety net under your act.

Yours truly,

Ferne Downey

ACTRA National President

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