The IRS requires pension plans to send participants, dependents and beneficiaries who received pension benefits in 2022 a form called 1099-R or a 1042-S. It is used to report the distribution of retirement benefits which includes your SAG Producers Pension Plan, annuities or other retirement plans. In addition, we are required to send notices of tax changes to participants who have a pension that may be impacted. Keep the 1099-R or 1042-S form with any change notifications and include them as you prepare your taxes this year. No other action is required.
Changes to the IRS W-4P Tax Withholding Form
The IRS has updated the form that is used to determine Pension tax withholdings. If you would like to update your W-4P with the SAG-Producers Pension Plan, please fill out the form and email it back to us at [email protected] or submit through our secure messaging center on your Benefits Manager by logging in above. You are not required to send in a updated W-4P if you do not want any changes to your withholding.
There has been a delay in some of the paper mailings of the 1099-R and 1042-S forms. If you have not yet received your form, you should expect to receive it the week of February 14. If you need your 1099-R or 1042-S sooner, electronic copies are available now on your Benefits Manager.
Annual Pension Endorsement form update
For 2021, the Pension Plan will not require the Annual Pension Endorsement form to be completed. If you are taking a pension, it will continue to be paid as normal. There is nothing for you to do at this time.
SAG Producers Pension Plan Update - Safe, Stable, and a Positive Outlook
SAG – Producers Pension Plan CEO Michael Estrada and Plan actuary Cary Franklin provided an educational update on the good financial health and positive outlook of the Pension Plan.
Pension Verification Letters Due October 15, 2020
Every year, the SAG-Producers Pension Plan mails verification letters to all participants receiving pension benefits in order to verify that payments are being paid to the intended participants.
If you are currently receiving a pension, you will receive your letter in mid-July 2020. Review the letter, confirm that your information is correct, then sign, date and return it to us by October 15, 2020. If your information is not correct, make all corrections directly on the letter before signing and returning.
2019 Pension Summary of Earnings
In early April 2020, participants will receive their 2019 Pension Summary of Earnings. The summaries include all reportable earnings received by the SAG-Producers Pension Plan during 2019 for work performed under a Screen Actors Guild contract along with earned pension credits and vesting status. To view your summary, log in to your Benefits Manager and go to Annual Statements, Summary of Earnings.
Presidents Day office closure
In observance of President’s Day, the Plans will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020. The Plans will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 18.
1099-R Tax Information
The IRS requires pension plans to send participants, dependents and beneficiaries who received pension benefits in 2019 a form called 1099-R. It is used to report the distribution of retirement benefits which includes your SAG Producers Pension Plan, annuities or other retirement plans. In addition, we are required to send notices of tax changes to participants who have a pension that may be impacted. Keep the 1099-R form and any tax change notifications and include them as you prepare your taxes this year. No other action is required.
Your 2019 Pension Summary of Earnings is Coming Soon
In April of each year, we send out a summary of earnings for your pension plan. It is a record of all your reportable earnings received by the SAG-Producers Pension Plan during 2019 for work performed under an applicable Screen Actors Guild (SAG) or SAG-AFTRA contract. Both sessions and residuals are included. This summary does not include earnings for your AFTRA Retirement Fund or earnings that go toward your health plan.