Welcome to AGMA Retirement and Health!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Fund Office at (212) 765-3664 Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30 ET to leave a message for a staff member.
Read our blog posts below to stay up to date on important information!
Happy New Year from AGMA Health and Retirement!
All active health members should have already received or will soon be receiving an updated version of their Aetna Insurance card.
Below are examples of what your new card will look like, depending on which plan you belong to. Members can see the updates to the new card in the RETAIL RX line, which is pointed out in red in the attached document, as well as the in/out of network deductibles and out of pocket maximums displayed on the back!
If you believe you should have received your card by now, please feel free to email us at email@example.com or call our office Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm at 212-765-3664 and select option 0. We will be able to check in with Aetna to see if your new card has been sent out, and if not we can help initiate that process.
The AGMA Fund Office member portal is now online and available! 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 enter the portal address (https://ecommerce.issisystems.com/isite400/eremit.dll/40001/loginm.asp) 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
COBRA Premium Assistance for Eligible Entertainment Industry Employees: The COBRA Premium Assistance Program for Entertainment Industry Employees was created to assist eligible entertainment industry employees in maintaining their health insurance during episodic employment. To apply for the COBRA Subsidy for NEW YORK STATE, you can find the fillable application here. For a member to be eligible for the COBRA Subsidy for New York State
- you must be a resident of New York State at the time your initial coverage ends
- you must be eligible for COBRA through an entertainment industry union plan;
- you must not already be receiving premium assistance through a Department of Health program;
- you must not be eligible for Medicare;
- you must not be eligible for employer sponsored coverage; and
- you must meet the household income limitation which can be found at this link
To read the frequently asked questions concerning the COBRA Premium Assistance please go to Health Insurance – COBRA: Coverage for Eligible Entertainment Industry Employees – FAQs | Department of Financial Services (ny.gov).