Archived Plan News

  • See the Winter 2015 Take 2 Newsletter

    In This Issue:
    - More Information on Benefit Changes Announced in the Fall 2015 Take 2
    - Earned Eligibility Requirements and Premium Increases
    - Using AFTRA HP Earnings to Qualify for SAG-PHP Plan II
    - Increased Premiums for Senior Performers
    - Elimination of Extended Self-Pay Benefit For Early Retirement and Disability Pensioners
    - Updates and Information
    - Summary Annual Report
  • See the Fall 2015 Take 2 Newsletter

    In This Issue:
    - Important Health Plan Changes for 2016
    - Increased Premiums and Earnings Requirements
    - Overall Network Out-of-Pocket Maximum Increase
    - Senior Performers Increased Premiums
    - Elimination of Extended Self-Pay Benefit for Early Retirement and Disability Pensioners
    - Switching Doctors or Midwives During Pregnancy
    - Genetic Testing
    - Summary of Earnings Statements Mailed
    - Alere's Quit for Life® Program
    - Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 Annual Notice
    - Notice of Availability of HIPAA Privacy Notice
    - Notice of Creditable Coverage
  • SAG-PPHP Expands E-Communication Options to Include Forms and Letters

    The Screen Actors Guild-Producers Pension and Health Plans (SAG-PPHP) is committed to enhancing ways we communicate with our participants. As part of that commitment, we are pleased to announce that you can now view and submit letters and forms through e-communications.
  • UCLA Health Cyber Attack

    On July 17, 2015, UCLA Health revealed that it had been the victim of a cyber attack. At this time there is no evidence that the attackers actually accessed or acquired any individual's personal or medical information. UCLA is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to determine the full extent of the security breach.
  • See the Spring 2015 Take 2 Newsletter

    In This Issue:
    - It's Important to Protect Your Identity
    - Health Plan to Increase Your Vaccination Options
    - Coordination of Benefits with Medicare
    - Combined Earnings Eligibility Reminder
    - Remember to Pay Your Premium Before the Due Date
    - Summary of Earnings Statements Mailed
    - Network Provider Billing Practices
    - e-Communications - Go Paperless Today
  • Protect Your Identity

    As the world becomes ever more dependent on electronic information and the internet, it is imperative that you take steps to protect your identity.
  • Introducing the New Message Center

    The Screen Actors Guild-Producers Pension and Health Plans are proud to be at the forefront of efforts to implement internet best practices in order to improve participants' safe, secure access and overall online experience. As we roll out our changes, and continually improve safety with our website enhancements, we wanted to alert you to changes you may experience on the site.
  • 1095-A Income Tax Info

    We have recently received some inquiries regarding requests for 1095-A forms for the 2014 tax year.
  • Update: Anthem Security Breach
    Credit and Identity Protection Now Available

    As we recently reported, Anthem who provides the Health Plan with access to their provider network, had a serious data breach affecting over 70 million people. While the full extent of the data breach is still unknown, including whether or not any Health Plan participant data was affected, Anthem has been quick to respond to the seriousness of the situation by immediately offering free credit monitoring and identity theft protection through AllClearID, a reputable consumer protection company.
  • Update: Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014

    1. What is the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014?

    2. Will any of the provisions of the Act affect my benefits?
  • Be A Quitter

    In 2015, we celebrate the joys of a smokeless New Year by offering participants access to Alere's Quit for Life Program. The Quit for Life Program, brought to you by the American Cancer Society and Alere Wellbeing, is the nation's leading tobacco cessation program. So we encourage you to take advantage of The Plan's new offering and make a New Year's resolution to step into 2015 smoke free.
  • See the Winter 2014 Take 2 Newsletter

    In This Issue:
    - Quit Smoking for Life
    - The Benefits of Quitting Smoking
    - Holiday Greetings
    - Health Plan to Increase Your Vaccination Options
    - Change for Specialty Drug Prescriptions
    - Same-Sex Spouses to Receive Equal Treatment Under Medicare's Coordination of Benefits Rules
    - Summary Annual Report for Screen Actors Guild – Producers Health Plan
  • Notice of Qualification Announcement

    Congratulations to those participants who have met the minimum requirements to qualify for benefits effective January 1, 2015. A Notice of Qualification letter has been sent which summarizes the eligibility type and benefit period earned under the Screen Actors Guild-Producers Health Plan.
  • Introducing SAG-PPHP Mobile

    The Screen Actors Guild - Producers Pension and Health Plans are excited to introduce SAG-PPHP Mobile, designed to keep up with Participants' busy lives.
  • See the Fall 2014 Take 2 Newsletter

    In This Issue:
    - Compound Prescription Management Solution
    - Express Scripts Preferred Formulary
    - Express Scripts Home Delivery Service Program
    - Prescription Drug Benefit Chart
    - Prescription Drug Dollars Added to Out-Of-Pocket Maximum
    - Notice of Creditable Coverage
    - Notice of Availability of HIPAA Privacy Notice
    - Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act Notice
  • See the Summer 2014 Take 2 Newsletter

    In This Issue:
    - Anesthesia During Colonoscopy
    - Therapy Benefit Limits and Allowances
    - Changes to Non-Network Medical Benefits
    - Pension Benefit Payments Transition
    - Combined Earnings Eligibility Reminder
    - Self-Pay vs. Marketplace
  • MPTF and UCLA Health

    As of June 1, 2014 the MPTF Health Centers and The Industry Health Network (TIHN) will become part of the UCLA Health system.
  • Combined Earnings Eligibility

    Combined Earnings Eligibility allows participants who do not otherwise qualify for SAG-PHP or AFTRA HP coverage to apply for SAG-PHP Plan II health benefits by combining their AFTRA HP reported earnings with their SAG-PHP reported earnings.
  • See the March 2014 Take 2 Newsletter - Special Edition

    In This Issue:
    - The Trustees Introduce New Combined Earnings Eligibility Benefit
  • See the Winter 2013 Take 2 Newsletter

    In This Issue:
    - Trustees Adopt An Additional Way To Qualify For Plan II Eligibility
    - Hospital/Medical Conversion Option Eliminated
    - Prescription Drug Step Therapy Requirements Added
    - Changes to Non-Network Medical Benefits
    - Summary Annual Report
  • See the Fall 2013 Take 2 Newsletter

    In This Issue:
    - Changes to Out-of-Pocket Maximums
    - Notice of Creditable Coverage
    - Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 Annual Notice
    - Notice of Availability of HIPAA Privacy Notice
    - Directory
  • See the Summer 2013 Take 2 Newsletter

    In This Issue:
    - Message to Participants
    - How Are My Claims Paid?
    - Network Providers Give You The Best Value For Mental Health and Substance Abuse Benefits Too
    - The Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace
    - New Summary Plan Description To Be Mailed
    - Supreme Court Decisions Regarding Same Sex Marriage
    - A Reminder Of Your Benefits Under The Affordable Care Act
    - AD&D Benefits Enhanced Effective June 1, 2013
    - Directory
  • See the Fall 2012 Take 2 Newsletter

    In This Issue:
    - Preventive Benefits Expanded
    - Health Plan Total Disability Extension Modified
    - A Reminder of Your Benefits under the Affordable Care Act
    - A Reminder of the Plan's Rules Regarding Divorces
    - New Summary Plan Descriptions to be Mailed
    - Notice of Availability of HIPAA Privacy Notice
    - Summary Annual Report
    - Express Scripts and Medco Are One Company
    - Directory
  • See the Summer 2012 Take 2 Newsletter

    In This Issue:
    -Senior Performers Health Plan Premium To Increase
    -Plans' Website Enhanced
    -Sign Up for e-Communications Today
    -Notice of Creditable Coverage
    -Colonoscopies and Anesthesia – Understanding Your Coverage
    -Understanding Your Benefits Just Got A Little Easier
    -Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 Annual Notice
    -Directory
  • Understanding Your Out-of-Network Costs: Tools You Can Use

    Tools You Can Use: www.fairhealthconsumer.org. Out-of-network charges can take a large bite out of your pocketbook. This site can help you plan ahead, providing a solid ballpark estimate of your potential expense based on actual provider charges in your local area.
  • Important Message and FAQs from the SAG-PPHP Board of Trustees

    We are writing to advise you of our findings in connection with an investigation of recent allegations made by a former employee regarding the management and fiscal integrity of the SAG - Producers Pension and Health Plans (SAG-PPHP).
  • See the Winter 2011-2012 Take 2 Newsletter

    In This Issue:
    - Long-Term Care Insurance Option Ending
    - Understanding Mental Health Coverage Changes
    - Notice of Availability of HIPAA Privacy Notice
    - Summary Annual Report for Screen Actors Guild - Producers Health Plan
    - Directory
  • Reminder: Self-Pay changes to tiered premium structure effective January 1, 2012.

    Recently the Health Plan moved to a tiered premium structure for participants with earned eligibility.
  • New Health Plan Eligibility Requirements for 2012

    Every year at its July meeting, the Board of Trustees evaluates the earnings requirements for Health Plan eligibility.
  • See the Fall Take 2 Newsletter

    In This Issue:
    - A Message From the Board of Trustees
    - Health Plan Modifications Effective 1/1/2012
    - Coordination of Benefits with Medicare
    - Minimum Earnings Requirement for Pension Credit to Increase 1/1/2012
    - Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 Annual Notice
    - Self-Pay Program Adopts Tiered Structure
    - e-Communications
    - Notice of Creditable Coverage
    - Directory
  • See the Spring Take 2 Newsletter

    In This Issue:
    - Health and Pension Changes Establish Benefit Parity
    - Coverage of Bariatric Surgery
    - How To Obtain A Referral From The Industry Health Network
    - How The Health Plan Processes A Surgical Suite Claim
    - Urgent Care Facilities vs. Emergency Rooms
    - Is Your Personal Information Up-To-Date?
    - 24-Hour Nurseline Benefit Eliminated
    - Directory

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