LS-1 and music service contracts due by Aug. 15, 2014

Volume 114, No. 7July, 2014

Please note: Effective Oct. 1, 2014, the Local 802 health plan will undergo major structural changes to comply with the Affordable Care Act. The changes consist of both coverage and costs. For more information, see

LS-1 forms are due no later than Aug. 15, 2014 (for engagements that occurred between Jan. 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014) to be eligible for the Oct. 1, 2014 health benefit coverage period. Please remember to bring in or send in all paperwork, including the signed LS-1 form for each separate employer as well as the completed work sheet with all checks. Local 802 advises everyone interested in using the LS-1 contract for health benefits to make an appointment to speak with Bettina Covo (212-245-4802, ext. 152) before submitting anything.

Only teaching (private and institutional) and solo/live engagements can be used with an LS-1 (i.e. no theater or electronic media work). Please call to discuss any other exceptions.

Health contributions can not exceed 15 percent of gross wages.

Work dues must be included at the time of submission and you must be a member in good standing (i.e. all past due work dues and membership dues are up to date). Proof of engagement must be included – copies of contracts, invoices, pay stubs/vouchers, spreadsheets of private students, etc.

No benefits will be processed unless all these criteria are met.

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Bettina Covo at (212) 245-4802, ext. 152 or