General Health & Safety Information



Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans

         (323) 877-2233
    Phone in California
         (818) or (310) 769-0007
    Phone Outside California
         (888) 369-2007 Extension 627
         PO Box 1999
         Studio City, CA 91614-0999

    NOTE: The MPI has greatly expanded the features of their website to now include online payments, up-to-date accounting of all accrued Health Care hours, Pension hours, accumulated IAP, retirement calculators and more.

    IATSE National Benefits Website
    Information about the health and pension plans.

Annual Comprehensive Physical Exam (just $5 co-payment)

    Call one of the UCLA/MPTF medical clinics to make an appointment.  This benefit is available to participants and eligible dependents age 13 and over (one per year.)  If you have other health concerns, schedule a separate appointment.  The physician will conduct a health history and a physical as well as a series of age-appropriate screening tests.  If you reside outside of Los Angeles County, you may got to the physician of your choice.

$15 Urgent Care 9 am to 9 pm 7 Days A Week

    Participants using the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan’s (“MPIHP”)/Anthem Blue Cross network can visit an Exer Urgent Care (“Exer”) clinic and only pay a $15 copay. Participants using these urgent care clinics will not be required to pay additional coinsurance.

    Exer’s clinics are staffed by emergency room physicians, open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas, and see patients six months and older. They are equipped to handle on site x-rays, as well as point-of-care blood and urine tests, and are available for walk-in and same-day appointments.

    Exer clinics are currently located in Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, Northridge, Calabasas, Redondo Beach and Newbury Park. There are plans to open clinics in Manhattan Beach and Stevenson Ranch. See 

Telemedicine Now Available

    Telemedicine allows a patient to visit with a physician by phone or to engage in online video communication using a computer, smartphone or tablet. It is intended to provide low-cost medical care for after-hours or when a participant is away from home. It should not be used if acute emergency help is needed.

    Participants using the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan (“MPIHP”)/Anthem Blue Cross network may use telemedicine. Participants will be required to pay a $20 copay for this covered benefit and will not be required to pay additional coinsurance.

    The telemedicine benefit is only offered through LiveHealth Online to participants enrolled in MPIHP/Anthem Blue Cross. The service area includes the entire United States, except Alaska, Arkansas and Texas. This service may not be used by a participant when they are outside of the United States.

    Access LiveHealth Online at

MPIPHP Resources

MPTF Resources andAssistance Programs.
See updates and details at

    Counseling, Financial and Charitable Services – 323-634-3888
    MPTF provides a safety net of social and charitable services including temporary financial assistance for eligible industry members, referral to community resources,and counseling to navigate difficult times.
    Community Programs – 323-634-3866
    Broad reaching classes for Pain Management, Memory Training, Balance, Healthy Living, Diabetes and beyond. Unique access to telephone classes taken in the privacy of one’s home, as well as an array of community based programs and activities.
    Volunteer Programs – 818-876-1915
    From phone buddies to pool buddies, friendly visitors, computer tutors, grocery shoppers and beyond, donate your time.
    MPTF Insurance Services – 888-558-4247
    Offering Individual as well as Medicare plan options via personalized “one on one” health care advising. Let the specialists at MPTF best meet your needs for Medical, Dental, Vision and Travel Health coverage.
    Behavioral Health – 818-876-4140
    Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Center for Behavioral Health, affiliated with UCLA Health, a multi-bed facility located on the Wasserman Campus, features an interdisciplinary treatment team using a holistic approach to behavioral management for patients 55+.
    Residential – 818-876-1552
    MPTF’s Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills offers entertainment industry retirees independent and assisted living, Harry’s Haven Memory Care Unit and the future home of the Kirk Douglas Care Pavilion featuring the latest design advantages in palliative care. The sprawling campus boasts gardens, libraries, The Susan and Gary Martin Screening Room in the Louis B. Mayer Theatre, the award-winning MPTF 22 Media Center for resident’s film and television productions, a dog park and much more.
    Health Services – 800-876-8320
    Partnered with UCLA,medical services are available for qualifying industry members throughout Southern California at convenient satellite offices.
    Saban Center for Health and Wellness – 818-876-1777
    State of the art fitness/training center with on site personal trainers available to help, instruct and encourage your personal best for industry members and residents. The Jodie Foster Aquatic Pavilion, located within Saban, plays host to aquatic programs.
    Elder Connection – 323-634-3866
    For senior industry members, or those facing challenges caring for older parents. The program provides assessment of care needs, supportive counseling and suggested referrals.
    Home Safe Home – 323-634-3866
    A dedicated program assisting seniors with minor home repairs, improvements and suggested changes to ensure safety and comfort in their own homes.
    Child Care – 310-445-8993
    The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation Children’s Center (west LA.) provides a safe and nurturing daycare service for children of industry members age 8 wks to 6 yrs.

Predesignation of Personal Physician

    When the California Workers' Comp Laws were amended, Organized Labor worked hard to maintain the Worker's right to choose their own doctor in the event of on-the-job injury... otherwise, the Employer gets to pick your doctor.  To retain your right to choose your own doctor, the Predesignation of Personal Physician Form must be submitted to your employer each time you start a job.  Don't forget to keep a copy for your records.

Delta Dental

Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Safety Passport Training

    Completion of Safety Passport Training is a condition of employment.  You can be denied work if you have not completed all required training. 

Important MPIPHP announcement regarding change to rules applicable to “Loan-Out Companies” SEE COMPLETE  DETAILS

What Every Worker Should Know About Workers' Compensation

    If you get hurt on the job, your employer is required by law to provide workers' compensation benefits.  Read how it works.

House Ear Institute

    Non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all who suffer
    any degree of hearing loss
    2100 West Third Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90057
    (213) 483-4431

The Entertainment Industry Referral & Assistance Center - EIRAC

    Alcohol / Drug Abuse Problems
    24-hour hotline (confidential)
    (818) 506-4700

Noise and the Audio Engineer

    Facts you should know about Noise Induced Hearing Loss and the use of headphones

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