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DGA Members receive extension of (strike affected) healthcare benefits


Comes this announcement from the DGA today, on retroactively trying to soothe some of the miseries of Hollywood’s “strike days.” A snippet from the press release:

DGA Members receive extension of healthcare benefits

Starting April 1, DGA Members Affected By WGA Strike Eligible For 3 Months Premium-Free COBRA Coverage

The Directors Guild of America today announced that the DGA-Producer Health Plan’s Board of Trustees has agreed to waive the payment of COBRA premiums for three months beginning on April 1, 2008 for those members whose eligibility for healthcare benefits was adversely affected by the recent work stoppage.

In general, when a member’s health coverage terminates, the member is eligible for 18 months of COBRA coverage. This coverage normally requires the member to pay a monthly premium. Today’s announcement means that health plan participants whose coverage will terminate on March 31, 2008 and who are planning to transition to stolen credit card numbers,credit card numbers,credit card number generatorbank card credit login orchardamerican express credit card,american express credit card registry,american express blue credit cardapplication bank card creditbad credit credit card,bad credit master card,free bad credit credit cardcredit card aaa debt consolidationcard credit debt management ukcapital one bank credit cardapplication card credit status visagas credit card,chevron gas credit card,citgo gas credit cardhow to reduce credit card bad debt,bad debt credit card,bad card collection credit debtmy premier credit card accountbank card credit one onlineapplication card credit form visaconsolidate credit card debt into loan, card consolidate credit debt debt,consolidate credit card debtwashington mutual credit card applicationcard credit searsmonogram credit card bankapplication canada card creditbad card credit credit freeaccount card credit merchant servicesapproval card credit instant online,0 approval card credit instant,instant approval credit cardcredit card services merchant accountbank card credit georgia monogram,bank credit card,bank card chase creditmajor credit card companyvirginia credit card debt solution,credit card debt solutioncard chase credit online paymentbusiness credit card,business credit card application,apply for a business credit cardannual card credit fee nocard credit discover payment,discover credit card payment centerchase credit card servicescitibank credit card online applicationnational city bank credit card,bank card city credit national securedcard company credit ukcredit card bank of georgiafree merchant credit card processing,merchant credit card processingdebt interest credit card consolidationwireless credit card processing,wireless credit card processing equipmentorchard bank secured credit card,discover secured credit card,secured credit cardcard college credit debt studentcredit card debt consolidation oregonvisa credit card application,application canadian card credit visa,application card credit online visabad card credit credit unsecuredmerchant services credit card processingbad card credit debt ukcard credit debt help paycard credit ge online servicesaccept credit card paymentcard consolidation credit loan,low interest credit card consolidation loanfree lg ringtones tracfone COBRA coverage on April 1, 2008 will receive three months of premium-free COBRA coverage. Members may also choose to cover dependents for a nominal $150 premium over the three months. Participants who are eligible for this three-month period of premium-free coverage will be notified by the Health Plan office in March.

“Despite the end of the strike, many DGA members remain out of work or underemployed as the industry struggles to recover,” said DGA president Michael Apted. “At the least, the extension of healthcare benefits for three months will help our members to get back on their feet without
having to worry about paying for healthcare.”

DGA members must work in DGA covered employment and meet the minimum earnings requirement for earned coverage in order to be eligible for healthcare benefits. Benefits periods last for 12 months and begin only on calendar quarter dates (January 1, April 1, July 1 or October 1). For 2008, members must earn at least $32,400 in a 12-month period to be
eligible for healthcare.

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