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
- Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actor’s Fund)
- SAG-AFTRA 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 by working for at least 90 days under the Animation Guild (local 839) collective bargaining agreement.
401(k) Quick Start
Change Your Payroll Deductions
If you would like to change (or stop) your payroll deductions, please complete and return an Enrollment / Change Request form. If you have questions, call the Guild 401(k) Plan Administrator Marta Strohl at (818) 845-7500 ext. 110 or send an email to email@example.com asking for assistance.
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 at (818) 845-7500 ext. 110 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking for assistance getting your 401k deductions started back up.
View your 401(k) account 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.
There are several ways to access your money. More information about distributions can be found on the 401k Plan Distributions page.
For more information on the TAG 401(k) plan
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 Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund), 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 Entertainment Community 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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