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.
– 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 (iOS, Play 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:
IATSE National Benefit Funds
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 Annuity@iatsenbf.org. Once the application has been completed, you must email the application back to Annuity@iatsenbf.org.
Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plan
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, and these funds will be used to distribute to IATSE members in need during this dire time:
– Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF)