LOS ANGELES — iWantEmpire is giving a discounted Free Speech Coalition membership to all artists on its platforms so that they may receive the NexGen benefits card, which provides discounts on a variety of medical, dental, pharmacy, and vision benefits, as well as legal services and identity protection.
The card is available to all FSC platinum members.
According to the company, iWantEmpire and its lifestyle platform iWantClips offers fans an elite experience featuring talented artists who share their unique style and art with a worldwide audience.
To qualify for the compensated program, artists must consistently post at least 15 clips per month on iWantClips.com and earn less than $5,000 per month. An annual benefit card will be awarded to the first 100 artists to apply on a first come, first serve basis.
“From the very inception of iWantClips, healthcare and legal services are benefits we would love to be able to offer artists. When I learned of NexGen through our platinum membership with the Free Speech Coalition, I began using the benefits card personally to test its value. NexGen is a game changer and worth every penny that our FSC membership costs us,” says Jay Phillips, president, and co-founder of iWantEmpire, which operates iWantBlog, iWantClips, iWantCustomClips, iWantPhone, and iWantFanClub. “Kudos to the Free Speech Coalition for putting their resources into finding and securing services every independent contractor will benefit from. I am proud to align the iWantEmpire with this initiative.”
The program is not medical insurance, but a supplemental plan that assists users by providing discounts on medical and related expenses that are not covered by regular insurance. NexGen cardholders will save between 10 and 85 percent on prescriptions, along with 10 and 60 percent on glasses, contacts and vision-related expenses, as well as 10 to 80 percent on lab testing plus more savings on dental and other expenses.
Those enrolled will also have access to doctors 24/7 on Telehealth, along with highly-trained registered nurses who are on call 24/7 via NurseLine. They will also have access to experts who will help negotiate a reduction of out-of-pocket medical expenses via Medical Bill Save, as well as a direct line to health advocates who will help with healthcare and insurance questions.
The move comes after the Free Speech Coalition, a non-profit watchdog organization that seeks to protect the rights of adult industry workers and businesses, signed a deal with NexGen Plan to provide its members with two tiers of benefits with medical, dental and legal services starting at $15 per month.
For more information, visit iWantEmpire.com.