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News & Announcements

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NEWS

  • The Fund Office is currently open with limited staff. 

 

You can drop in to our offices on the third floor of 417 Fifth Avenue in New York, however, you must make an appointment first. Masks and other safety requirements will need to be met.  You can make an appointment by emailing psc@iatsenbf.org.

 

During the COVID-19 crisis, communicating with the Fund Office via the website or through email is the best way we can respond to you until we are able to get back to normal operating procedures. Click here to view the email addresses that will be monitored during this time.

 

  • Important Notice for Plan C Health & Welfare Participants

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:

If you are submitting medical claims for reimbursement on our website, please log in to your account and navigate to the MRP section where you can submit a claim and switch your payment method to direct deposit.  Currently, that is the best method to use to process your payment.

 

If you leave the payment method as a check, there may be delays in getting you your reimburesement timely. 

 

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

 

  • The National Benefit Funds has waived all fees for COVID-19 testing for all participants enrolled in Plan A and all Plan C options as well as those enrolled in Triple S.

 

  • Annuity hardship withdrawals have been extended to include a new category of hardship withdrawals to assist those of you who have been affected by COVID-19. You may obtain a hardship distribution up to the amount of your actual loss, but no more than the amount in your account balance that is eligible for a hardship distribution.

 

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.

 

  • COVID-19 Relief for our Participants Residing in Puerto Rico. Click here to read an important message about Triple S Covid-19 coverage.

 

  • 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.  Please click here to read more about the LiveHealth Online service. Download the app and get many of your concerns dealt with from home.

 

  • An important LiveHealth Online message pertaining to behavioral health for Participants

 

Click the following link to view the video:  Your guide to mental health services via LiveHealth On-Line