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Section 7
Administrative Information

Major topics in the Administrative Information Section:


Your Rights Under The Employee Retirement Income Security Act Of 1974 (ERISA)
Claims And Appeals Rules
Your Rights Under The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Participants Who Are Unable To Be Located
Right Of Reimbursement And Subrogation
Overpayments
When A Plan Changes Or Ends
About This Handbook

General Plan Information
Plan Information
Writers' Guild-Industry Health Fund
Employer Identification Number
23-7108536
Plan Number
501
Plan Administrator
Board of Trustees
Producer-Writers Guild of America Pension Plan
Writers’ Guild-Industry Health Fund
2900 W. Alameda Ave.
Suite 1100
Burbank, CA 91505-4220
Telephone: (818) 846-1015
Outside area: (800) 227-7863
Type of Plan
This Plan is an employee welfare benefit plan that provides medical, outpatient prescription drug, dental, vision, mental health and chemical dependency, life, and AD&D insurance benefits.
Plan Administration
The medical plans (including outpatient prescription drugs, mental health, and chemical dependency) are self-funded and administered by the Board of Trustees with equal representation by contributing employers and the Union. Other benefits are provided through fully insured contracts, administrative services only contracts and network arrangements, as follows:

Insured Contracts Self-Funded:
Administrative Services Only
Network Arrangements
  • Hartford Life - Life and AD&D
  • DeltaCare USA - DHMO
  • Express Scripts - Outpatient Prescription Drugs
  • Delta Dental - DPO
  • The Industry Health Network (TIHN) - Southern California Only
  • Anthem BlueCross - PPOAn acronym for Preferred Provider Organization. Network for PPO Plan and Low Option Plan in California
  • Blue Card - PPO Network for PPO and Low Option Plans outside California

Agent for the Service
of Legal Process
Jim Hedges
Chief Executive Officer
Producer-Writers Guild of America Pension Plan
Writers’ Guild-Industry Health Fund
2900 W. Alameda Ave.
Suite 1100
Burbank, CA 91505-4220
Telephone: (818) 846-1015
Outside area: 1-800-227-7863
Or
Robert M. Projansky

Proskauer Rose LLP
Eleven Times Square
New York, NY 10036

Service of legal process by a court, upon a Trustee of the Fund in his or her capacity as such shall also constitute service upon the Fund.

Sources of Funding The Fund maintains a Trust that includes all contributions to the Health Fund and investment income. All contributions to the Fund are made by employers in accordance with their collective bargaining agreements or participation agreements, and by participants through premium payments. You may obtain information from the Fund as to whether a particular employer is contributing on behalf of participants working under the collective bargaining agreement, as well as the address of any such employer or a list of all participating employers, by written request to the Fund's Employer Compliance Department.
Collective Bargaining Agreement Contributions to the Fund are made on behalf of participants in accordance with the collective bargaining agreements between Writers Guild of America, East, Inc., Writers Guild of America, West, Inc. and employers in the industry. The Administrative Office will provide you, upon written request, with copies of the collective bargaining agreements. The collective bargaining agreements are also available for examination at the Administrative Office.
Trust Fund assets are held by the Northern Trust Company, as Trustee at 50 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60075.
Plan Year
The plan year ends on December 31 each year.
Principal Trustees To contact a Plan Trustee, send correspondence care of the Plan Administrator to the following address:

Producer-Writers Guild of America Pension Plan
Writers’ Guild-Industry Health Fund
2900 W. Alameda Ave.
Suite 1100
Burbank, CA 91505-4220


Employer Trustees

MARK BADAGLIACCA

STEPHEN CARROLL

KATYA CULBERG

JILL GLOSSER

J. KEITH GORHAM

JIM GRAY

DAVID G. GROSS

VIRGINIA HOYT

HARRY ISAACS

HANK LACHMUND

LAURA LEGGE

CAROL LOMBARDINI

MELISSA LOPEZ

SEAN QUINN

LAURA RITCHIE

MARC SANDMAN

LEON SCHULZINGER

MARK STUBINGTON

 
Guild Trustees

LISE ANDERSON

JOHN AUERBACH

JOHN BOWMAN

PATTI CARR

STAN CHERVIN

ASHLEY GABLE

TIM LEA

LOWELL PETERSON

ADAM RODMAN

MELISSA SALMONS

ROBERT SCHNEIDER

CHARLES SLOCUM

DAVID N. WEISS

ANN WIDDIFIELD

DAVID YOUNG

LISA ZWERLING