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Health Benefits

ACA-compliant healthcare for your entire crew and cast.

Health benefits for freelance film crews are becoming more of a norm, so it’s a real consideration for any competitive production house. As the Affordable Care Act created requirements around eligibility and tracking for larger employers, Media Services developed in-house tools to help our clients stay compliant.

Even smaller production companies can take advantage of the tools and offerings, as we track eligibility and provide robust health benefits with no additional admin fees.

Offerings

Premiere health plans that won’t break the bank.

We work with the top benefits providers in the country to bring your crew members the best healthcare at affordable premiums. It’s not only cost, but also quality of care that matters to your production crew. Due to our high volume and longstanding relationships, we are able to bring you both. And all with no additional administrative fees.

Affordable Care Act

Keeping production companies ACA-compliant since day one.

We’ve been at this since the beginning. When the Affordable Care Act went into effect, production companies had the challenge of determining their employer size, based on a revolving number of short term crew workers. We were ready, with a large-employer threshold calculator.

Today we continue to help production companies determine their benefits needs based on the ACA, as well as tracking crew member eligibility and automatically notifying them of enrollment periods.

Track eligibility and provide robust health benefits with no additional admin fees.

Healthcare Videos

Brush up on your benefits basics.

Premiums? Plan types? Health savings accounts? For film crew members and productions alike, these quick primers can be just what the doctor ordered.

Understanding Health Insurance - Premiums, Deductibles, Copays and Out Of Pocket Maximums:



Understanding Medical Plan Types - HMOs, PPOs and HDHPs:



Understanding Savings Accounts - Everything You Need To Know About HSAs:



Understanding Savings Accounts - Everything You Need To Know About Dependent Care FSAs:

ACA Tracking

Yep, we can track that.

For production companies with short-term crew workers and natural turnover, the full-time employee calculation for the Affordable Care Act can be tricky. Combined freelancers’ hours can add up to “full-time employees” in the eyes of the ACA, even if none of your production crew is long-term. We’ll tell you if you hit Large Employer status, and also track eligibility and notify your crew when they can enroll in benefits you choose to offer. No admin fees for payroll clients.