This page is dedicated to providing information on the the Animation Guild 401(k) plan, the Motion Picture Pension and Health plans, as well as other benefits offered by union-friendly organizations to Animation Guild members. Click on the list below to be taken to the section you are interested in:
- Animation Guild 401(k) Plan
- Animation Guild 401(k) Forms
- Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans
- Motion Picture and Television Fund
- The Actor’s Fund of America
- Musicians Interguild Federal Credit Union
- Union Plus
Animation Guild 401(k) Plan
Members of the Animation Guild qualify for participation in The Animation Guild 401(k) plan.
Everything you need to get started as a participant in the Animation Guild 401(k) Plan can be found in the Enrollment Booklet. This booklet includes the Enrollment Form, Beneficiary Form and Rollover Form, and the investment fund reports.
If You Would Like to Open a 401(k) Account
Guild members who wish to participate in the 401(k) program should find the Enrollment and Beneficiary forms on the 401(k) forms page.
View your 401(k) account information through the Vanguard website
The Vanguard website will provide you with your account information, the ability to adjust your asset allocation as well a much more information.
If Your Deductions Have Stopped
If you are participating in the Animation Guild 401(k) Plan and have recently changed studios, or if you had a hiatus and have returned to work at the same studio, your 401(k) deductions may have stopped. If there are no deductions showing on your paystub or if you have questions, call the Guild 401(k) Plan Administrator Marta Strohl-Rowand at (818) 845-7500 ext. 110 or send her an email asking for assistance getting your 401k deductions started back up.
401(k) Relevant Links
Information on signing up and updating your plan on the 401(k) Forms Page.
Plan Distributions: A “distribution” is a permanent removal of funds from the 401k Plan. A 401k Plan loan is not considered a permanent distribution. Find the 401(k) distribution forms on the 401(k) forms page
The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plan (MPI) administers our health and pension benefits under the union collective bargaining agreement. (They are not to be confused with the Motion Picture & Television Fund, a charitable organization.)
MPI’s website has copies of the necessary Health and Pension plan forms, as well as other documents, helpful information and contact names and numbers.
Motion Picture Industry Health Plans
Working at Guild signatory facilities brings eligibility for the Motion Picture Industry Health Plans. These plans are fully funded by producer and employer contributions and available to all Guild members who have earned enough hours to be eligible for enrollment. To learn more of the plan options, visit the Health Plan page.
Motion Picture Industry Pension Plans
There are three parts to the Pension Plans available to Guild members. Working at signatory studios earns members contributions to the Defined Benefit Plan and the Individual Account Plan. These contributions are fully funded by the employers and producers. The TAG 401(k) plan is optional to all members. To learn more about the plans, visit the Pension Plan page.
Thinking about retiring?
Here’s a link to MPIPHP’s Pre-Retirement and Benefits slide show. It includes information about retirement health plans and pension plans that you may find useful.
Going far beyond traditional health care, the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) offers a continuum of care for the very young to the elderly by providing quality health care, child care, residential living and care for older adults, as well as social and charitable services.
The Actors’ Fund of America, a nonprofit organization founded in 1882, provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals—animators, designers, writers, sound technicians, musicians, dancers, administrators, directors, film editors, stagehands—as well as actors. Professionals in film, television, radio, theater, dance and music all turn to The Actors’ Fund in times of need.
As an Animation Guild Member, you qualify for membership with the Musicians Interguild Federal Credit Union.
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Union Plus provides consumer benefits to members and retirees of participating labor unions. The AFL-CIO created Union Privilege in 1986 to provide union members and their families with valuable consumer benefits. By using the collective buying power of unions, Union Plus is able to offer valuable, discounted products and services exclusively to working families.
To see the wide range of offerings provided, visit the site and choose IATSE as your union.