Important Dates

07/17/2014
Projected August eligibility billing date
07/31/2014
Payments for August eligibility must be made by 3:00pm PT
07/04/2014
Office closed for Independence Day
08/22/2014 6:30pm
Information Meeting at IATSE Local 51. See the "What's New" panel to the right for details.

What's New

Membership Meeting at IATSE Local 51
A Flex Plan Representative will be available on Friday, August 22nd to answer any questions you may have regarding your health benefits through the Entertainment Industry Flex Plan. View the meeting flyer for meeting time and location.

If you are covered by an individual or exchange policy, please be sure to review this information. Important Plan Updates due to the Affordable Care Act ("ACA")
In order to comply with the upcoming regulations which are effective January 1, 2014, the Flex Plan is required to make some modifications to the benefits offered through the Plan. The most significant change affects participants who are covered through an individual policy (a policy that you obtain as an individual directly from an insurance company) or participants who elect coverage through one of the exchanges. For more information please review our Frequently Asked Questions on this topic at www.flexplan.com/aca

New Grandfathered Balance Rule: Here is additional guidance for participants who will be covered by an individual or exchange policy after 01/01/2014. Participants may use account balances from employer contributions posted PRIOR TO 01/01/2014 for participant and dependent out-of-pocket medical expenses provided the participant has current insurance information (group, individual or exchange) on file with the Plan. Individual and Exchange premiums incurred after 01/01/2014 cannot be reimbursed from any employer contributions.

Please review the Special Guidance for Participants with Individual Policies for more information.

Need to make a Self Payment?
You may make a payment after you log-in by clicking on "Self Payment Information". You can also make a payment through our Automated Member Services System, Option 2.

Fax or Email transmission of combined documents
If a claim is faxed or emailed, each fax or email transmission should contain only 1 claim form and the supporting documentation for that claim. Remember: All documents sent via email must be a SINGLE FILE, PDF or TIF/TIFF document.

When documents are combined and transmitted together, this will delay the processing of your claim by up to 7-10 days.

Email Validation Procedure
If you have not enrolled on-line, the first time you log in you will be asked to provide your email address. You will then be sent a validation e-mail. When you receive the e-mail, click on the link, and you will be prompted to enter your PIN. Once you enter your PIN you will be logged in. This process must be completed one time prior to accessing your personal account information. Once you have validated your account, you may login as usual.

Welcome

The Entertainment Industry Flex Plan began more than 28 years ago to provide benefit solutions for Union Members in the 'Industry'. During this lengthy period of time, we have evolved to represent several affiliations of Unions throughout the United States and more than 22,000 members. As a result, we have learned and therefore refined what we do to continually improve service to our membership.


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