The Trustees of the Equity-League Health Trust Fund have made a decision to change the Self-Pay After Cobra (SPAC) Coverage. Of more than 6,000 participants in the Fund, this change affects approximately 300 individuals, ages 33-64, who have continued to pay Cobra rates into the fund without any employer contributions. The Trustees, cognizant of how the change will affect these participants, have allowed for exceptions that may provide continuation of SPAC for some. To learn more about the change to SPAC, how the decision was reached and the alternatives available, go to the Fund’s website.
Actors’ Equity Association has trustees who represent the union on the fund, and they are equal in number to the employer trustees. While the union is prohibited by Federal Law from doing the business of the fund, Equity, through its trustees, has urged the Fund to communicate more broadly and transparently with the affected participants. The Fund has begun to do that and has assured Equity that it will continue to make this outreach a priority.