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Thanksgiving Office Closure

The DGA-Producer Pension and Health Plans office will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving.

We will resume our normal business hours on Monday, December 1 at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

Health Plan 101: Grace Periods

The Health Plan offers a 30-day grace period on premium payments (45 days for your initial COBRA premium), but that doesn’t mean you should wait to pay your premium. There are downsides to not paying your premium in a timely manner.

If you are in your grace period and have not paid your self-pay or dependent premium, then you will not be able to get coverage for yourself or your dependents. This means you will pay the full price when you seek medical services or try to fill a prescription. Of course, once you pay your premium, you can submit the claim to us for reimbursement.

For example, if you haven’t paid your January premium and visit a doctor on January 10, you will pay for the visit in full. If you pay your premium on January 15, you can submit the claim to us. But you may not receive full reimbursement, as the Plan will not reimburse you for the difference between full price and the discounted price the Plan would have paid.

For more information on grace periods, please see Premium Payments on pages 22-23 and Dependent Premiums on pages 37-38 in the Health Plan Booklet and corresponding Updates.

Information For Foreign Participants

If you live outside the United States, click here for more information about your benefits.

Created as a result of the Directors Guild of America's collective bargaining agreements with producer associations representing the motion picture, television and commercial production industries, the DGA-Producer Pension and Health Plans provide excellent benefits to participants.

The DGA-Producer Pension and Health Plans are separate entities from the DGA and are administered by a Board of Trustees made up of DGA representatives and Producers' representatives.

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