If I submit all of my contributions to the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan, how will the AFTRA Retirement Fund get my contributions?
Once received by the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan, we will distribute the appropriate funds to the SAG-Producers Pension Plan and the AFTRA Retirement Fund as mandated in the collective bargaining agreement.
What is a Plan code?
A Plan code is the account number that SAG-AFTRA Health Plan assigns to a payor reporting earnings and contributions. This number may be the same as the signatory ID if the payor is reporting earnings and contributions on their own behalf. This number might be the same account number assigned by SAG-AFTRA; however, do not assume it is the same. You need a Plan code in order to register for the Contributions Manager. If you have questions about your Plan code or need a Plan code assigned to your company or project, please contact the Plan.
What is the payor name?
The payor name refers to the company that is submitting contributions and reporting earnings. This name may be the same as the signatory name if the payor is reporting earnings and contributions on its own behalf. What is a custom upload/report? A custom report is an electronic CSV file upload that does not utilize the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan’s standard template to report earnings. This type of upload requires custom mapping of the data fields to match with the preferred naming conventions.
Why am I being asked to “map” my custom upload?
Mapping is the process of matching the field names and values used in a custom CSV report file to the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan’s preferred field names. The Contributions Manager can only recognize field names and values in your report that match our designated naming conventions. To eliminate the need to map your document, we recommend using our
How secure is the Contributions Manager?
To protect data stored in the Contributions Manager, we have implemented the following technology:
- Secure login/encryption: Users who have registered for an account can only access the application through a secure protocol (HTTPS), which means that all communication between their web browser and the Contributions Manager is encrypted (AES 256-bit).
- Firewalls: A firewall prevents unauthorized access to or from our private network. We’ve set up web and network firewalls to block suspicious traffic and prevent common attacks.
- Secure servers: We have added several security layers to our web, application, and database servers in order to maintain the integrity of the data processed and stored in the Contributions Manager.
How secure is an employer’s bank account information?
We use a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) server to send and receive e-check information to and from the bank, which means that the information is encrypted. The folders and files used to store the information that is transferred are hosted on our private network, are also encrypted, and can only be viewed by the Plans’ accounting staff.