Orchard Global Media Group says its will offer insurance to artists through a new partnership with Working Today's Freelancers Union, a New York non-profit group that provides independent workers with

Orchard Global Media Group says its will offer insurance to artists through a new partnership with Working Today's Freelancers Union, a New York non-profit group that provides independent workers with low-cost benefits.

Starting today, artists affiliated with the Orchard--an umbrella retail and Internet distribution organization for 2,500 indie labels--can buy health, life and disability insurance through Working Today at discounted group rates. Working Today has also agreed to waive its application fee for Orchard artists.