Thank you for joining us for the conference calls on Sunday night and Monday night. Our next phone meeting is scheduled for Monday Dec. 22, 2008 at 9:00PM. We encourage all who are interested in the group to dial in even if you attended the previous calls. There will be a new call in number and access code to use along with an agenda in your email soon.
Meanwhile please make a note of the date and time so that you can available to join the meeting.
We have been speaking with brokers and have a search in process for a good not for profit lawyer to help us. We have had a lot more people email in that they and their freelancer friends are interested in joining our group so the numbers are growing.
Please put the word out that there are alternatives.
If you have not made a decision yet or even if you have but have not paid Freelancers Union yet for next year, you should know that we have discovered some good interim insurance options for individuals that are still better and cheaper than FU's FIC offering. It is not necessary to pay FU out of desperation if you want to have some kind of continued health coverage, FU is requiring up to THREE MONTHS of required payments up front for those of you who have not signed up prior to Dec. 15. For those of you who have it is still TWO MONTHS up front. So you may be stuck with them till either March. or April and that will slow us down if we cannot get the amount of people necessary to get the larger group rates.here have been nightmares posted about those who have tried to get money back from Freelancers Union. If you are one of those looking for an interim solution, please email this address asap and we will provide you with information or connect you with the broker we are dealing with. The deadline is early next week so please get in touch with us right away.