Why I Got Covered

Christina Ionno_2At the beginning of my modeling career in Canada, I didn’t have a clear understanding of how to obtain health insurance abroad. Unlike many other professionals, models do not receive health insurance benefits through an employer. We are on our own to figure it out. When we sign a contract with an agency, they might provide some information explaining where the nearest gym is located that offers models a discount, or where we can get our hair, nails and spray tans done. But I was never told what number to call in an emergency or the location of the nearest hospital.

Read more on the website of the New York based Model Alliance.

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