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Today is Thusday, April 9, 2020

Due to state and federal guidelines regarding the COVID-19 crisis, the Fund Office is now following such guidelines and is currently closed until further notice. 

During the COVID-19 crisis, communicating with the Fund Office via the website or through email will temporarily be the only way that we can respond to you until such time that we reopen.

 

Click here to view the email addresses that will be monitored during this time.

RELIEF FOR FUND PARTICIPANTS IN RESPONSE TO THE
COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Click here to view the full notice that provides details on the measures that The Board has adopted to assist participants in Health Plans A and C in continuing their coverage under the Fund.

 

Please note that reinstatement of coverage will occur by the end of day, April 3, 2020 and will be retroactive to April 1, 2020 for all Plan C participants. 

 

The crediting of additional days for Plan A participants will occur early next week and be visible on-line by mid-week.  

 

The IATSE National Health & Welfare Fund has waived all fees for COVID-19 testing for all participants enrolled in Plan A and all Plan C options.

 

There is also COVID-19 relief for our participants residing in Puerto Rico. Click here to read an important message about Triple S COVID-19 coverage.

 

In addition, the Board of Trustees just added that if you receive treatment for the Coronavirus, including doctor visits, lab tests, hospitalization, etc. and you receive that care by an in-network provider, the Fund has waived all cost sharing no matter what Plan you are enrolled in with the IATSE National Health & Welfare Fund. 

The CARES Act has clarified the hardship provisions for hardship withdrawals from The I.A.T.S.E. Annuity Fund as well as the tax relief provisions. Please click here for a full description of the Act.
 
In order to obtain a hardship application please email Annuity@iatsenbf.org. Once the application has been completed, you must email the application back to Annuity@iatsenbf.org.
 
Please note that if you mail your application, there will be a delay in processing.

During this difficult time, with many of us having to be home, medical care and behavioral health care is available by using Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield's LiveHealth Online.

 

Click here to read an important message regarding the Funds' efforts to enhance Telehealth Benefits to you and your family.

Click here to view a LiveHealth Online video pertaining to behavioural health for Participants.

 

 Please click here to read more about the LiveHealth Online service.

Download the app and get many of your concerns dealt with from home.

Important Notice for Plan C Health & Welfare Participants

 

The Fund Office does not have the ability to print and mail  coverage change notices at this time. Please login to your account to view the status of your April 1,2020 enrollment.

 

If you need to appeal a loss of coverage through the IATSE National Health & Welfare Fund, please upload your appeal and email it to appeals@iatsenbf.org. If you have already submitted an appeal via mail to the Fund Office, you can resubmit the appeal by uploading your appeal and emailing it to appeals@iatsenbf.org.

 

 

IATSE National Health & Welfare Participants:

Please click here to read about changes made by the C.A.R.E.S. Act to the Medical Reimbursement program of the Health & Welfare Fund, Plan C.

 

If you are submitting medical claims for reimbursement online while the Fund Office is closed, please login to your account,  navigate to the MRP section where you can submit a claim and switch your payment method to direct deposit. This is currently the only way for us to send a payment.

 

If you leave the payment method as a check, the Fund Office will be unable to get that payment to you for several weeks. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email claims@iatsenbf.org.

Important Notice For I.A.T.S.E Annuity Fund Participants

 

 Please click here to read an explanation of the C.A.R.E.S. Act - Relief of the 10% Penalty.