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Introduction To Your IATSE National Benefits Fund
Updated On: Jul 182, 2022
Check your mail for your coverage selection form from the IATSE National Benefits Fund. They are mailed approx. three weeks before the start of each quarter, with a cut off date on the 15th of the month, prior to the start of the new quarter. Your selection for coverage must be made by March 15th, June 15th, Sept. 15th and December 15th each year in order to retain your coverage.
For those who wish to enroll in the Medical Reimbursement Program (MRP) as a stand-alone option, you must provide proof that you have employer or union sponsored group health insurance that meets the minimum value standards of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and will cover you and/or your family in 2022. This can be your domestic partner, wife or husband's employer-based insurance plan. You must send in a photo of the card every year.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email the Participant Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org. or review the plan booklet on the NBF website, or contact your BA if you still have questions.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - PLEASE READ FUND-PROVIDED NO-COST COBRA COVERAGE CONTINUES JANUARY 1 - MARCH 31, 2022 AND CHANGES TO PLAN C REENTRY RULES FOR THE JANUARY AND APRIL 2022 QUARTERS Given the slow return to work in some parts of the entertainment industry, the IATSE Health Fund’s Board of Trustees will continue the Fund-provided no-cost COBRA coverage through March 31, 2022, for those still receiving the Fund-provided no-cost COBRA in Plan A or Plan C as of December 31, 2021. The Fund also will offer relaxed Plan C reentry rules for those who lost active coverage on May 31, 2021 due to the change to Fund-provided eligibility relief.
Please see the attached PDF notification for more details on the COBRA coverage extension