Never Miss a Dependent Premium Again – New and Improved
Whether you’re using our new app or logging in to the redesigned website, you can now make sure you never forget to pay your dependent premium. AutoPay for Pay Premium is here, and newly improved. It now takes all major credit cards, including American Express. If you’re working or living abroad, we can also accept credit cards from foreign banks. Even if this quarter’s payment has been made, you can still sign up now, and all future dependent premiums will be automatically deducted from your credit card. We’re working hard to make this the best experience possible, so if you have the time, please take the website or mobile app survey and let us know what we’re doing right and what we could do better.
YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A 100% COBRA PAYMENT SUBSIDY
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a federal program that provides 100% payment assistance for monthly COBRA premiums. This premium assistance is available to qualified individuals and their covered dependents for up to 6 months, between April 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021.
If you qualify for this program, it means NO COBRA payments for up to six months. Additionally, if you have already paid COBRA premiums between April 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021, you may be entitled to a refund! To learn more, click HERE or click HERE to apply.
AutoPay for Pay Premium Is Now Available!
Never Miss A Dependent Premium Again
Every year, writers lose health coverage for their spouses and their children because they simply forget to pay their dependent premium. Now, you can make sure this never happens to you or your loved ones. AutoPay is available. You register once, and we take care of the rest.
To find out more, click here.
The PWGA App is Now Available!
Also, Big Changes to MyPlans on the PWGA Website!
For the very first time, you can access Health and Pension Plan information through an app on your favorite mobile device whether it be your phone or tablet. We have updated the website and made MyPlans significantly more capable and secure as well. One registration, two great ways to see your information.
REGISTRATION RENEWAL REQUIRED
We have made improvements to the design, performance and security of the PWGA website. We are also announcing our newly released PWGA Mobile Application. These changes will require all users to re-register on or after April 29, 2021. It is a one-time only thing, and then you are good to go. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we think you will find that the increased capabilities and security are well worth it! Simply click the REGISTER button here to get started.
NEW PAID PARENTAL LEAVE BENEFIT
In the 2020 negotiations, the contributing employers and the union agreed to a new benefit for writers – Paid Parental Leave (PPL). The Paid Parental Leave benefit is available to Participants whose children are born, adopted, fostered, or placed with them for adoption on or after May 2, 2021; and who are eligible for Writers Guild health insurance at the time of birth, adoption, fostering, or placement for adoption. CLICK HERE to learn more.
ADDRESSES TO USE WHEN SENDING COBRA
DEPENDENT PREMIUM PAYMENTS
If you are a Participant and need to make a Dependent Premium payment or a COBRA payment, either by mail or electronically, please click HERE for more information.
did you know
April 01, 2021
The PWGA Health Plan spends almost 50% of its resources on approximately 25 specialty drugs. One of these drugs costs $45,000 per dose. Fortunately, we have found a way to lower our costs, and if you use one of these covered specialty drugs, we have lowered your cost, too – down to $0.
did you know
January 23, 2020
Now you can obtain your pension statement, or generate estimates of what you would receive under various scenarios, in seconds, not days or weeks.