Benefits to Members

Members working under a Guild contract are enjoying health and pension benefits that are entirely funded by the employer. Click the links below to learn more about the Health and Pension plans.

Health Plan page
Pension Plan page

Health Plan

Working at Guild signatory facilities brings eligibility into the Motion Picture Industry Health Plans.  These plans are administered by the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan and offers many fully employer and producer funded options to participants. To find out more about the options and the plan.

Pension Plan

Working at Guild signatory facilities brings eligibility into the Motion Picture Industry Pension Plans.  These plans are administered by the Motion Picture Industry Pension Plan and provide fully employer and producer funded retirement contributions to participants. To find out more about the plans.

401(k) Forms

This page is dedicated to providing the forms necessary in the administration and maintenance of TAG 401(k) accounts. For more general information on the TAG 401(k) Plan, visit the 401(k) section on the Benefits page.

The TAG 401(k) is separate from the Defined Benefit and Individual Account Pension plans. It is available to TAG members who have worked for at least 90 days at a signatory studio. It is a no match plan where a member can contribute 2% to 40% per paycheck, up to the annual cap set by the IRS each year.

The forms below are for Guild members wanting to sign up for the Animation Guild 401 (k) plan or for plan participants wishing to make changes to forms previously submitted.

IMPORTANT: These forms cannot be submitted electronically. They must be printed out and sent to the office indicated below or on the form.

Forms marked * should be submitted to:
Animation Guild 401(k) Plan
att: Marta Strohl-Rowand
1105 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505-2528
fax (818) 843-0300

All other forms should be submitted to:
The Vanguard Group

If you have questions about any of these forms, contact Marta Strohl-Rowand at (818) 845-7500 ext. 114. To avoid confusion, mistakes and delays, please do not submit a form until your questions about it have been answered.




Forms

Enrollment Packet
Everything you need to get started as a participant in the Animation Guild 401(k) Plan. This booklet includes the Enrollment Form*, Beneficiary Form* and Rollover Form (see below), and the investment fund reports.
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Enrollment Form *
Enrollment form should be used to:
1) Enlist as a new participant
2) Change the percentage of contributions taken out of your paycheck (including reducing contributions to zero)
3) Change the designated employer authorized to make 401(k) deductions
NOTE: Vanguard will charge you a fee to use this form to change your investments. To avoid this fee, make your investment changes on the Vanguard website.
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Beneficiary Form *(1 page)
Must be completed by all new Plan participants before contributions can be accepted. This form should only be used for first-time enrollments. To change beneficiaries (for example, in case of marriage, divorce, death of a beneficiary or birth of a child), use the Participant Information Change Form (below). This form is included in the Benefits Booklet (above).
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Rollover Form (2 pages)
To be used to transfer funds INTO the Animation Guild 401(k) Plan from a tax-deferred account (such as another 401k Plan). To transfer funds out of the Animation Guild 401(k) Plan, use the Distribution Form (below). This form is included in the Benefits Booklet (above).
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Distribution Form (“Benefit Election”) (2 pages)
To be used to transfer funds OUT OF the Animation Guild 401(k) Plan, either as a rollover from the TAG Plan into another 401(k) Plan or tax-deferred account, or as a cash distribution. To transfer funds into the Animation Guild 401(k) Plan, use the Rollover Form (above). To arrange for a 401(k) loan, log in to the MassMutual website or contact Marta Strohl-Rowand at (818) 845-7500 ext. 114.
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Participant Information Change Form * (2 pages)
Use this form only to change or correct the Plan’s listing of the participant’s:
name
marital status
Social Security number
birthdate
beneficiaries
(for example, in case of marriage, divorce, death of a beneficiary or birth of a child)

Please use the Enrollment Form (above) to request changes in payroll deduction percentage, and the Beneficiary Form (above) to designate beneficiaries for a first-time enrollment.
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Notice Of Death / Benefit Claim (2 pages)
To be filed on behalf of the beneficiary(ies) in the event of the death of a Plan participant.
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