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Today is Frisday, July 10, 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.

IATSE National Health and Welfare Fund Plan C CAPP statements for the July 2020 coverage quarter are now available for viewing.

 

Please note, as previously announced, no copayment is due from you, if you owed one, to remain in your current coverage option. Click here to view prior announcement. If you would like to downgrade your coverage, please contact psc@iatsenbf.org via email to do so.  Otherwise, your current coverage selection will continue through the end of September 2020.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) / IRS DEADLINE EXTENSIONS

 

Please click here to read an important notice regarding new DOL/IRS extensions for benefit claims and appeals as well as COBRA.

Important Notice For I.A.T.S.E. National Pension Fund Participants

Click here to read the I.A.T.S.E. National Pension Fund Annual Funding Notice for the year ending December 31, 2019. This notice includes important information about the funding status of your multiemployer pension plan.

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this notice, please email psc@iatsenbf.org.

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. (Updated July, 2020)

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

 

Every Artist Insured! Getting & Keeping Affordable Coverage During COVID-19

 

Multiple dates - RSVP here

 

In this 90-minute webinar, Renata Marinaro, National Director of Health Services for The Actors Fund, will give you clear, step-by-step guidance on what all your insurance options are right now. This webinar is geared towards NY and NJ residents. It is an excellent opportunity for unbiased, comprehensive information and guidance.