Sound Healthcare Partners with New York Life

RJ Stillwell

RJ Stillwell

Nashville-based Sound Healthcare, which aids in providing affordable healthcare to the creative community, has partnered with New York Life to offer financial and insurance services under the name Sound Healthcare & Financial. This marks the first time that New York Life has partnered with a Nashville firm.

Sound Healthcare’s range of services have included individual and true group health insurance, life insurance (term and permanent), Medicare supplement policies and more. Over the years, programs have been added for dental insurance, vision plans, critical illness/cancer plans, prescription help programs, and holistic consultation. The partnership will allow participants access to nearly every insurance and investment product offered by New York Life, including life insurance, long-term care insurance, and investment products for retirement income, investment annuities, mutual funds, tax savings and retirement plan services.

“We established Sound Healthcare with the aim of helping songwriters, musicians, artists and other creative types navigate the healthcare system to obtain affordable coverage,” said CEO and Sound Healthcare founder RJ Stillwell, who spent 15 years as a touring and studio musician, producer, artist manager and music publisher. “As we gained the trust of the music industry, clients started approaching us about long-term care, disability insurance and financial planning. We found that so many people in this community had very little knowledge about investing and were not at all prepared for retirement.

“Using the model of Sound Healthcare, we now have access to the greatest financial services and the most talented minds from the top-rated company in the world to create customized programs for the people we serve,” he continued. “We are using the same council, education and advocacy to motivate and inspire the creative community to start planning now for the future.”

Sound Healthcare and Financial has counseled many entertainment-related organizations and associations, including Americana Music Association, International Bluegrass Music Association, Leadership Music, Nashville Musicians AFM Local 257, Blues Foundation, Folk Alliance, The Songwriters Guild of America, Artist Growth and more. Clients also include Grammy, CMA, ACM and Americana Award winners.

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