This page last updated on July 11, 2022

IMPORTANT NEWS:


IMPORTANT: Because of the COVID-19 Health Crisis, the AGMA Fund Office is available to members but request you make an appointment prior. The best way to reach us is by emailing info@agmaretirement-health.org or calling the Fund Office at (212) 756-3664 Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30 ET to leave a message for a staff member.

AGMA Health Plan A & A1 Notice - At-Home COVID Tests: On January 10, the Biden Administration issued guidance providing that group health plans would be required to cover the cost of FDA-approved over-the-counter (OTC) at-home COVID-19 tests purchased on or after January 15, 2022, subject to a limit of 8 per month for each covered individual. These tests are to be provided without participant cost-sharing, preauthorization, or medical management, during the public health emergency for tests that are intended for diagnosis or treatment (but not to include screenings for employment, school or recreational purposes).

Since this requirement was announced and made effective with little lead time, the AGMA Health Fund and Aetna are working together on a program to provide this benefit through the Aetna pharmacy program. As soon as Aetna provides us with additional information, we will share the details on our website.

Aetna has also provided the following link with their most current information: https://www.aetna.com/individuals-families/member-rights-resources/covid19/otc-in-home-test-faqs.html

FREE TESTS AVAILABLE Please note that the federal government will issue each household 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. You can order them now at https://www.covidtests.gov.

2021 TAX FORMS ARE AVAILABLE For Plan A participants in 2021, Form 1095-B was mailed out. If you haven't received it, please contact our office and we will mail or email it to you. For retirement participants who were paid out in 2021, Prudential issued Form 1099-R for distribution after September 1, 2021, and the AGMA Fund Office issued Form 1099-R for distribution prior to September 1, 2021.

Retirement Plan Changes:
Member balances with AGMA Retirement are now managed by Prudential Retirement starting September 1st, 2021. This change will help us provide our plan members with improved retirement planning resources and benefits - choosing your own investment mix, daily valuations, online account management, beneficiary updates, and 24/7 access to your account online and via an automated phone system.

For online information please visit the Prudential Account Login website. This resource will allow you to allocate your investments, elect beneficiaries, request withdraw/rollover requests, along with many other tools that are helpful when making these important decisions for your future. Please visit www.prudential.com/online/retirement or call 877-PRU-2100 (877-778-2100) to login to your account, view your balance, choose the investments for your Prudential account and to elect a beneficiary. The Prudential Call Center is open Monday-Friday 8am-9pm ET. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Fund Office at 212-765-3664 or email us at info@agmaretirement-health.org.

If you are living overseas and want to set up your Prudential account online, you will first need to call the Prudential Call Center toll free number at 1-877-PRU-2100 (001-877-778-2100) which works internationally. The Prudential Call Center is open Monday-Friday 8am-9pm ET.

Effective April 1, 2022, Empower officially acquired the full-service retirement business of Prudential. As you navigate the website, you will notice references to Prudential and Empower as they transition the experience for all customers. You should have received additional communications following the closing date and you should start to see the Empower logo when you access your account online or in the mobile app, if you have downloaded it. For more details, review the important information associated with the acquisition.

Online Portal: The AGMA Fund Office member portal is now online and available at portal.agmaretirement-health.org. This portal is set up to allow members to view employer contributions and eligibility directly. Initially, the portal shows contributions to the AGMA Retirement Plan; additional updates will allow members to see contributions and eligibility for the AGMA Health Fund.

Members who have provided their electronic consent should have received a welcome email. If you are experiencing a problem with the link in that email, please simply enter the portal address (portal.agmaretirement-health.org) and then provide the temporary user ID and login from the email. To sign up for the portal and to provide your electronic consent to have materials emailed to you, please complete and return the electronic consent form to info@agmafunds.org and we will have the system generate your new login information. If you wish to only access the portal, please contact the Fund Office to be set up.

Email Security: When we communicate back to you, your email may come through as a link to ZixMail. This is the service that we use to communicate securely with our members in order to protect your Personal Health Information (PHI) and other personally identifiable information. Once you have set up an account for ZixMail, please use this service to respond to our emails securely. Please note that secure emails will expire after 30 days to protect your information.

  • Plan B Members: There were significant changes to Plan B due to the Affordable Care Act, effective September 1, 2014. This letter was emailed and mailed to the address we had on file explaining these changes. Click here

  • Health Fund Summary Annual Report

  • Retirement Plan Summary Annual Report

  • Women's Health & Cancer Act Notice

  • Plan B Summary Plan Description - Click here

  • Plan B members have two opportunities to buy into Plan  A coverage after June and December of each year; please see this letter for additional information.

    This Web site is intended as an informational source for members of the American Guild of Musical Artists who are participants in the AGMA Retirement Plan and/or the AGMA Health Fund.  Eligibility for the AGMA Retirement Plan and AGMA Health Fund is based on the Collective Bargaining Agreements of individual Companies.   The AGMA Health Fund does not offer health insurance directly to members.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Fund Office.

    The AGMA Health & Retirement Plans (the "Plans") are separate legal entities from the Union. The Plans are administered by a Board of Trustees made up of an equal number of Union and Employer representatives. While acting as Trustees, these Union and Employer representatives are not agents of the Union or the Employer; as Trustees they are legally obligated to administer the Plans in accordance with the governing documents and to act for the exclusive benefit of the Participants.

    Click here for HIPAA Privacy Notice.

    Click here to download a form to provide your consent to have certain notices emailed instead of being sent by regular mail. Sign and return this form to our office.

    Transparency in Coverage: The transparency in Coverage final rule, released on October 29, 2020, requires health plans and issuers to publicly disclose pricing information via machine-readable files (MRF).

    As a self-funded plan sponsor, we are responsible to complying with the regulations and Aetna is committed to working with us. Below is a machine-readable file to meet the MRF requirements of the Transparency in coverage final rule. Click below for pricing information.

    https://Health1.Aetna.com/app/public/#/one/insurerCode=AETNACVS_I&brandCode=ALICSI/machine-readable-transparency-in-coverage?searchTerm=9030&lock=true




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