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Do SAG members (actors) have good health insurance?

Do they pay a monthly premium like normal employees?

by Anonymousreply 702/09/2013

We have pretty good insurance, OP. We have to pay quarterly premiums of $273, assuming you're single. Slightly more -- $315 -- if you want your partner covered too. And then if you go to the MPTF clinic, you only have to pay a $15 copay per visit.

It used to be that we paid no premiums. That was great.

by Anonymousreply 102/09/2013

You can only grt it if you make 35k+ a year just from union acting jobs so most of the members are uninsured and their dues go to pretty much nothing but 3 free dvd screeners a year.

by Anonymousreply 202/09/2013

It's a LOT better than Equity health insurance. I tend to go back and forth year to year as to which is my primary, and I'm always happy when it's SAG.

BTW, SAG and AFTRA merged, but their health care and pension have not merged as of yet. It will be interesting to see what happens if and when they do.

by Anonymousreply 302/09/2013

It depends. They have a casting couch for that, too.

by Anonymousreply 402/09/2013

You're sure the health care hasn't merged or isn't imminently merging?

by Anonymousreply 502/09/2013

SAG/AFTRA Pension and welfare(Health Care) plans operate separately and were not allowed to predict benefits until the merger which will soon be a year ago. They're still figuring it out.

by Anonymousreply 602/09/2013


I didn't know Joyce DeWitt posted here.

by Anonymousreply 702/09/2013
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