SAG-AFTRA Health Benefits

Premiums

Premium Due Dates

In order to receive coverage, participants are required to pay a premium.

For most participants with Earned Eligibility, including network and station staff and covered Roster Artists, the premium is due quarterly. This premium also applies to those covered under the total disability extension. The premiums below are effective as of January 1, 2017 and are subject to adjustment by the Trustees.  

Your premium is due by the 1st day of each calendar quarter for Earned Eligibility coverage, or by the 1st day of the month for Senior Performers or Surviving Dependent benefits. For example, the payment for the 1st quarter of the calendar year (January through March) is due on January 1. There is a 15-day grace period. Plan coverage will not be extended until your payment is processed. You are encouraged to submit your premium prior to the due date to allow processing time and avoid any interruption in your coverage. The due date applies even when traveling. The grace period is for unforeseen circumstances.

Termination of Coverage

If the Plan does not receive your premium payment by the due date, you will not be entitled to any coverage under the Plan until your next benefit period. You will not be entitled to COBRA if your coverage is terminated due to failure to pay your premium.

For example: If you make quarterly payments and your benefit period is January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 and you fail to pay your first quarterly premium by January 15, 2017, you will not be entitled to any Plan coverage until January 1, 2018, provided you re-qualify for coverage by either meeting the minimum earnings requirement or meeting the Senior Performers requirements.

Late Payment Waivers

If your payment was not received by the due date you can reinstate your coverage by using a late payment waiver. The Plan allows one late payment waiver per benefit period with a maximum of two late payment waivers per lifetime for Earned Eligibility. Senior Performers and dependents covered under the Surviving Dependent benefit are eligible for one late payment waiver per benefit period. Participants may use a late payment waiver up to the last day of the quarter for which a payment is due.

The Plan will automatically apply a late payment waiver (if available) when your payment is received after the due date. Your coverage will be automatically and retroactively reinstated.

Quarterly Earned Premiums 2017 & 2018

Participant only

$300

$357

$357

$456

Participant plus 1

$348

$408

$408

$525

Participant plus 2+

$375

$447

$447

$570

Senior Performers and Surviving Dependents Premiums 2017

20+ Health Credits

$60/month**

$120/month**

Less than 20 Health Credits

$170/month**

$170/month**

Senior Performers and Surviving Dependents Premiums 2018

20+ Health Credits

$60/month**

$120/month**

Less than 20 Health Credits*

$178/month**

$178/month**

*Participants who are at least age 55 and have at least 15 SAG Pension Credits or at least 15 AFTRA Qualifying Health Years by January 1, 2017 will qualify for Senior Performer Benefits upon reaching age 65 and electing to commence their pension in either the SAG‐Producers Pension Plan or the AFTRA Retirement Fund.

**Includes coverage for dependent children.

COBRA Premiums 2017

Individual only

$735/month

$579/month

Individual plus 1 dependent

$1,448/month

$1,136/month

Individual plus 2+ dependents

$2,018/month

$1,581/month

COBRA Premiums 2018

Individual only

$791/month

$604/month

Individual plus 1 dependent

$1,419/month

$1,059/month

Individual plus 2+ dependents

$1,990/month

$1,472/month