Friday, September 24, 2010

Health Insurance for Artists!!!! You Go ArtFire!!!!!!!!!

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Health Insurance for Artists - ArtFire Members get Discounted CHA Membership

We are very excited today to welcome our newest Common Good Partner, the Craft Hobby Association (CHA)!

CHA offers a multitude of benefits to their members including, industry research, discount programs, trade show and networking opportunities and one of the most exciting perks - the ability to buy into association group health, dental and vision insurance. Please note - for our global sellers, some perks may be US only as the insurance companies may only work here in the US.

A full list of benefits and perks is here.

As a part of this partnership ArtFire members (Basic and Pro) can become a CHA member for a 20% discount on the annual rates. This discount is for new members only.

We will be issuing a press release (see below) tomorrow, but wanted to make sure our members saw it first.

You can find the link to the CHA member sign up page at the bottom of the press release and in your MyArtFire panel under quick links. Just look for "» ArtFire members now receive CHA discounts!"

Thank you for being a part of the ArtFire community. Partners with CHA to Provide Their Joint-Members Health Insurance

The Craft & Hobby Association joins forces with, the Fastest Growing Online Handmade Venue

Tucson, Az. – has partnered with the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) to strengthen the craft and hobby industry by extending CHA membership and health benefits to thousands of artisans and crafters through a special ArtFire/CHA partnership and member discount program.

CHA and ArtFire are now offering their joint-members the chance to enroll in a variety of insurance programs. ArtFire members can now receive a 20%discount on the first year of membership with the Craft & Hobby Association and participate in significant member benefits including health, life, dental and vision insurance, as well as access to the industry’s leading trade shows,networking events, discount programs and industry market research.

CHA compares member’s current insurance policies with the options available through the CHA Member Health Insurance and provides a comparison to offer better coverage at lower cost. Premiums can never be increased due to future medical conditions, and CHA’s insurance partner (Association Health Programs) deals with all customer service issues.

“The creative team at ArtFire really get the handmade craft community,” explained Victor Domine, CHA spokesperson. “From their leadership in SEO and SEM, to their social media expertise, to the incredible virtual handcrafted marketplace they created, CHA is very excited about working with the ArtFire team and creating new synergies that will impact the craft and hobby industry.”

In addition to its partnership with the CHA, ArtFire’s Common Good program promotes handmade artisan goods and provides discounts for ArtFire members. Special deals and offers from partners such as Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Delphi Glass and Lion Brand Yarn are part of ArtFire’s ongoing efforts to support independent artisans.

“The Craft & Hobby Association is a strong advocate for creative entrepreneurs,” said John Jacobs, CEO of, These kinds of partnerships with organizations that truly care about and seek to assist artisans and crafters are critical to our mission of supporting our member artisans and sharing the beauty of art and crafts in our society.”

Click here for more details about CHA membership and the special ArtFire discount

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That's great:) Just stopping by from the handmade artist hangout. Lovely to see new blogs + artists.