479 NEWS

Offsetting the Costs of Childbirth

The stork brings a new IATSE member into the world.

Raising children is an expensive, time-consuming proposition made even more difficult if you work as a freelancer. State laws, not union contracts, govern issues relating to working parents.

If you are a member of Local 479 and are considering becoming a mother you can offset some of the expenses associated with the birth of a child by filing Short Term Medical Disability through the Local’s group policy with MetLife.

Normal childbirth typically affords 6 weeks of disability coverage. This coverage may be extended if there is a qualifying medical need, like a longer recovery period associated with caesarean delivery.

To find out more, call Benefits Coordinator Lauralyn Walsh at (404) 361-5676 ext 103 or email her at lwalsh@iatse479.org.