Movement Image Trade Pension & Well being Plans has revised eligibility guidelines for members of the Worldwide Alliance of Theatrical Stage Staff who should not working as a result of coronavirus disaster.
The plan‘s board of directors has voted to credit score as much as 300 hours towards the following eligibility interval for members who’re actively enrolled in its well being plan and whose advantages interval ends on June 30. The plan offers protection to members of IATSE, which has estimated that 90% to 95% of its 150,000 members are out of labor as a result of pandemic.
“MPI is conscious that many individuals are experiencing an sudden discount in hours as a result of coronavirus-related manufacturing shutdowns that will affect future well being plan eligibility,” the board stated. “MPI employees and the Board of Administrators proceed to evaluation choices to reduce profit disruptions to the extent potential. We’re keenly delicate to the significance of this subject and can notify all individuals as shortly as potential of any additional actions taken by the Board of Administrators.”
MPIHP stated it’ll credit score solely the minimal quantity of hours wanted for individuals to proceed their eligibility in MPIHP for the profit interval of July 1 to Dec. 31.
The Plans additionally introduced that individuals liable for paying lively well being premiums have been granted a one-time premium waiver for one eligibility quarter. The waiver will solely be prolonged to individuals enrolled within the Energetic Well being Plan of the Movement Image Trade Well being as of March 1.
“For well being premiums which have already been paid by Contributors for an upcoming quarter of protection, MPIHP is not going to prolong a refund; quite, a credit score for well being premiums for a future quarter of protection will probably be supplied,” the announcement stated.