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FAQ

The answers to frequently asked questions below are general in nature and do not modify the terms of their respective Plans. You should refer to the related Summary Plan Description for more specific information regarding each Fund's Plan.

Top Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Pension Fund Plan B and Plan C Administrator

The Pension Fund is administered jointly by a 14-person Board of Trustees made up of an equal number of Union and Employer appointees. The Trustees are not compensated for the performance of their duties and have the full power and authority to administer the Plans, construe the terms and provisions and to establish all Plan rules and regulations. The Trustees employ an Executive Director to perform all day to day administrative functions of the Plan.

When was the Pension Fund Established?

The I.A.T.S.E. National Pension Fund Plan B was initially established in 1957. The IATSE National Pension Fund Plan C was established effective January 1, 2002.

How do I know which Pension Plan I am a participant of?

The Collective Bargaining Agreement which covers the production you are working on will generally indicate which Plan your employer is required to make contributions to. Generally, Pension Plan C employees working under the IATSE Area Standards Agreement or other agreements requiring contributions. Pension Plan B covers those employees working under Theatrical Agreements or other agreements requiring contributions.

How are contributions to the Pension Plan determined?

The Collective Bargaining Agreements through which you work, describe the employer contribution rate for each unit (hour, day, percentage of wages) of your covered employment. The Plans are supported by employer contributions; employees cannot contribute to either Plan. 

Who is the Health and Welfare Fund Plan A Administrator?

The Health and Welfare Fund is administered jointly by a 14-person Board of Trustees made up of an equal number of Union and Employer appointees. The Trustees are not compensated for the performance of their duties and have the full power and authority to administer the Plan, construe the terms and provisions and to establish all Plan rules and regulations. The Trustees employ an Executive Director to perform all day to day administrative functions of the Plan.

When was the Health and Welfare Fund Plan A established?

The I.A.T.S.E. National Health and Welfare Fund Plan A was initially established in 1973.

Who is the Health and Welfare Fund Plan C Administrator?

The Health and Welfare Fund is administered jointly by a 14-person Board of Trustees made up of an equal number of Union and Employer appointees. The Trustees are not compensated for the performance of their duties and have the full power and authority to administer the Plan, construe the terms and provisions and to establish all Plan rules and regulations. The Trustees employ an Executive Director to perform all day to day administrative functions of the Plan.

When was the Health and Welfare Fund Plan C established?

The I.A.T.S.E. National Health and Welfare Fund Plan C was initially established in 1994.

How are my Pension retirement benefits determined?

Both Pension Plans B & C are Defined Benefit Plans. Your Plan and your Summary Plan Description booklet contain the formulas for calculating benefits under each available type of pension. Generally, all the benefit formulas reflect the pension credit you earn for work in covered employment, your employer’s contribution rate/s and your age at retirement.

What if I work for different employers, some of whom contribute to Pension Plan B and some of whom contribute to Pension Plan C?

Both Plans contain a ‘combined benefit’ provision whereby service credit earned under one Plan may be recognized by the other. Please refer to your Summary Plan Description booklets for further details.


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