Local 802 members whose Health Benefits Plan credits fall below $400 in a six-month period and are thus unable to qualify for Plan B may apply for reimbursement of up to 50 percent of the contributions to help pay for coverage under a private health plan. That coverage must include hospitalization and must cover the comparable benefit period.
New six-month benefit periods begin on April 1 and October 1 of each year, and applications for reimbursement must be submitted by the final day of the period – March 31 and September 30. Only one reimbursement per period is permitted.
Musicians whose credits exceed $400 but are too low to qualify for Plan A will continue to be covered by Plan B.
For more information, contact Health Benefits Plan Administrator Gloria McCormick at (212) 245-4802, ext. 153.