4-9-20 IATSE CARES Resources


The International’s Disaster Response Committee is closely following the most up-to-date guidance as provided by the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control (US) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (CAN). We will continue to relay information from these sources to our Local officers and Members.

– World Health Organization

– Center For Disease Control (US)

– Public Health Agency of Canada (CAN)

– OSHA COVID-19 Guidance Website

If any member has a specific health safety concern in their workplace, please report it via our Safety Info App (iOSPlay Store), or by talking to your Local Union.


COVID-19 Resource Website for Canadian Members / COVID-19: Site internet d’information à l’attention des Membres Canadiens:

EN: www.iatsecanada.net

FR: www.iatsecanada-fr.net

IATSE National Benefit Funds

Contact information for the IATSE National benefit Fund

The IATSE 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. Click here to visit their website.

Annuity hardship withdrawals have been extended to include a new category to assist those who have been affected by COVID-19. For folks who have lost work, been laid off, or had other losses or expenses due to the virus, participants are eligible for immediate withdrawal in the amount of their loss.

In order to obtain a hardship application please email [email protected]. Once the application has been completed, you must email the application back to [email protected].

Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plan

Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans' response to COVID-19

Participants of the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan (MPIHP) should note that the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) diagnostic test will be covered by their health plan as described in this release on their website.

Financial Support and Charities

The IATSE General Executive Board committed $2.5 million to the following entertainment charities:

– Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF)

– The Actors Fund

– The Actors Fund of Canada (AFC)



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