4-10-20 Extended eligibility for Active Participants in the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan

I’m pleased to report that the MPIPHP Directors have voted in favor of the proposal to extend eligibility for Active Participants in the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan (MPIHP) (excluding those on COBRA and those enrolled as Disabled) who are currently enrolled and whose Benefit Period ends on June 30, 2020 (this is the qualifying period that ends on April 25th), the MPIHP will provide a credit of up to 300 hours to continue their eligibility in the MPIHP for the Benefit Period of July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
 
The MPIPHP was the first industry health plan to tackle the issue of this crisis and its impact on our members. The actions taken thus far, including this one, have all been designed to provide immediate and impactful relief to the Plan Participants.
 
The Labor Directors will now turn our attention to those that are not included in this group. We expect to have data from the health plan actuaries that will allow us to determine the impact of this crisis going forward and make decisions based on that information to benefit all of our participants.
 
Sincerely,
 
Patric J. Abaravich
Business Representative/Secretary
IATSE Local 728

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