Employers: Changes affect where to submit contributions on or after Dec. 1, 2017

by TB CF | Oct 12, 2017
Summary: Learn what you need to know about submitting contributions before and after the effective date.

Effective Dec. 1, 2017, contributing employers will be required to submit all remittances and contributions to a central repository to be maintained by the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan, including contributions that are due and reportable to the AFTRA Retirement Fund. 

With the news of this change, employers should follow the schedule and process for remitting contributions and reporting earnings described below, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreements currently in place.

Where to send remittances and contributions through Nov. 30, 2017 
Remittances and contributions should continue to be submitted under the current process as described below: 



  • Contributions and earnings that employers currently report to the AFTRA Retirement Fund (including those due to the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan) should continue to be remitted to the AFTRA Retirement Fund through Nov, 30, 2017 under the current procedure. All contribution checks must be accompanied by a standard remittance report and should be sent to:


AFTRA Retirement Fund
P.O. Box 13673
Newark, NJ 07188-3673

Where to send remittances and contributions on or after Dec. 1, 2017
Submit all remittances and contributions as described below:

  • All contributions and earnings that employers currently report to either the AFTRA Retirement Fund or the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan should be submitted to the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan on or after Dec. 1, 2017. All contribution checks must be accompanied by a standard remittance report and should be sent to:

SAG-AFTRA Health Plan
P.O. Box 54867
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0867

For additional information regarding remitting contributions and reporting earnings on or after Dec. 1, 2017 through the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan, visit the “Employers” page at the SAG-AFTRA Plans’ website at www.sagaftraplans.org/employers.

Inquiries with the AFTRA Retirement Plan

For any questions related to submitting work reports or contributions for AFTRA Retirement Plan participants, please contact Chris Frizzell of the Remittance Processing department at (212) 499-4808.

To open an online inquiry, please email your question to employerinquiry@aftraretirement.org
. All inquiries should include the following information:

  • Employer name
  • Your name and pertinent contact information
  • A brief description of your inquiry

Information to include with work reports and contributions for AFTRA Retirement Plan participants
The following required data elements must be included with every submitted work report on behalf of AFTRA Retirement Plan participants, regardless of the format:

  • paying company
  • signatory company
  • type of work
  • program title/show name
  • performance/production date(s)
  • payment type (session or re-use/residual payment)
  • re-use/residual date(s) (if applicable)
  • performer names
  • performer Social Security numbers
  • performer wages (upon which contributions are being paid)
  • total of wages
  • contribution rate paid (based upon the governing collective bargaining agreement)  
  • total contribution amount paid. 


  • All contributions and earnings that employers currently report to either the AFTRA Retirement Fund or the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan should be submitted to the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan on or after Dec. 1, 2017. All contribution checks must be accompanied by a standard remittance report and should be sent to:
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