Mary McColl, Executive Director of Actors' Equity Association released the following statement following regarding the HEROES Act, which has now passed the U.S. House of Representatives, and includes a 100% COBRA subsidy for displaced workers.
"For many of our members, a full COBRA subsidy will mean the difference between health insurance and no insurance," said Mary McColl, Executive Director of Actors' Equity Association. "Equity members can only earn insurance if they are working, and with the industry shut down, many have lost or are about to lose access to their union coverage. This bill's provisions would cover insurance premiums, making their insurance plan affordable for them and their families. The Senate must act quickly on COBRA."