Working from home can be isolating, which is why it’s so important for us to stay connected. It can be doubly important for the freelance community, which can rely heavily on traveling and networking to find gigs and assignments.

That’s why we wanted to share some resources with you for financial relief options, job opportunities, and tips for maintaining a sense of connection when we must physically keep our distance.

We will continue to share resources and tips here, on our Substack and our social pages (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram).

If you have any questions, whether about your insurance plan or freelancing in general, please reach out –we’re happy to help.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Nationwide

New York

  • NYC United Against Coronavirus, resources across all five boroughs
  • North Brooklyn Mutual Aid, a neighborhood volunteer sign-up sheet
  • If you need medical care and cannot afford it, call 311. The NYC Dept of Health website says “You can get care in NYC regardless of immigration status or ability to pay.”
  • You can now enroll in health insurance through April 15 as part of a special open enrollment with the New York State of Health.
  • If you have Oscar insurance, they can help you locate a testing center if you need one.

New Jersey

  • New Jersey is waiting for federal action to allow those without health insurance to have a special enrollment period.  Keep an eye out for news on this front.
  • If you need medical care or have questions, call the COVID-19 call center at 1-800-222-1222 (or 1-800-962-1253 if in NJ but using a non-NJ cell-phone.)

Texas

  • How to help in Texas
  • If you need help finding a doctor or accessing medical care, call 211 and they can direct you to low- or no-cost providers in your area.
  • If you have Oscar insurance, they can help you locate a testing center if you need one.
  • Texas is waiting for federal action to allow those without health insurance to be able to sign up now.  Keep an eye out for news on this front.

Washington D.C. Area

  • Read how D.C. mutual aid groups are helping neighbors and local businesses.
  • D.C. Health Link has a special enrollment period so those without health insurance can get coverage now.
  • If you live in D.C. and are uninsured, call (855) 532-5465 for getting coverage. (Note: This phone number does not provide medical or healthcare guidance.)

Pennsylvania

  • How to help in Philly
  • Pennsylvania is waiting for federal action to allow those without health insurance to be able to sign up now.  Keep an eye out for news on this front.