Health insurance is one of the most attractive benefits of union stage work. The equation for qualifying is simple, right? 11 work weeks = six months of coverage, 19 work weeks = one year.
That’s the basic rule of thumb, but it doesn’t always add up that easily, as Equity stage manager Emily C. Rolston discovered one summer. Rolston knew that some contracts didn’t cover health, but she was caught by surprise when working as the PSM at a theatre that had recently graduated from special appearance contracts to a transitional use of the SPT contract.