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Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plan. Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans Health Info. Plan Office Address: 11365 Ventura Boulevard Studio City ...
Motion Picture Industry Pension Plans For every hour worked at a TAG contracted studio, the employer makes contributions to the Motion Picture Pension Plan in the name of each member artist. Those contributions are stipulated in our contract and bring participation in two pension plans: The Defined Benefit Plan (DB) and the Individual Account ...
- Summary Plan Description
- Bank of Hours
- Coverage Options
The Summary Plan Description (SPD) is available in pdf format from the MPIPHP website on the Active Planpage by clicking the image of the family at the beach at the bottom of the page.
Working at Guild signatory facilities brings eligibility into the Motion Picture Industry Health Plans. Eligibility is determined by the amount of hours worked in a given Qualifying Period. New Guild members become eligible for the MPIPHP Health Plans once they complete 600 hours in a Qualifying Period at signatory studios. Assuming a 40-hour work week, that means after 15 weeks of work, all new members have qualified to participate in the Health Plans. New members can initiate health coverage by filling out the forms sent by the Health Plan at the time of eligibility. The Qualifying and Eligibility periods can be seen on the chart at the Eligibility pageon the MPIPHP website. Typically for new members, eligibility is reached and coverage begins approximately six months after employment at a Guild facility begins.
Membership in the health plans is not life-long. Maintaining eligibility for the health plans is achieved by working four hundred hours in an eligibility period. Once eligibility in the health plans has been established, and then after 400 hours have been earned to maintain eligibility for the next period, you bank the remaining worked hours in your ‘Bank of Hours’. The Bank of Hours is capped at 450 and can be used towards eligibility for the next qualifying period. Therefore, depending on how many hours you have banked, you can use the hours stored in your Bank of Hours to continue your health coverage for a six-month period. This means that even though you may currently not be working at a Guild signatory facility, you can maintain your health coverage through the Motion Picture Industry Health Plans by using the hours accumulated in your Bank. To determine how many hours you have in your Bank of Hours, call the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plan at (855) 275-4674. A...
Premium costs were introduced to the MPI Health Plan in the 2012 IATSE Basic Agreement negotiations. Starting January of 2013, any MPI participant who is interested in extending coverage to an eligible dependent will have to pay a premium charge. The premium charge varies depending on how many dependents will be covered by the plan. Premium charges are listed in the chart below: These charges will be assessed monthly and charged quarterly. The best option for paying these charges is through the MPI Premium Payment System. MPI will also accept payment at their Studio City office or through US Postal Service.
The following sections will go over the coverage options in broad-stroke terms. To find specifics on the coverage options, use the Summary Plan Description and reference the pages that are noted.
MPI offers a robust and competitive benefit package that includes free insurance coverage for employees (medical, dental, pharmacy and vision) and family coverage for $50/month. Retirement benefits include defined benefit (pension) and contribution plans (Individual Account Plan), and a 401k offering. Additional benefits include life insurance, short and long term disability, flexible spending accounts, an employee assistance program, and generous paid time off, including sick, personal, ...