Specialized Departments. With headquarters in New York City, the AFM has specialized departments to assist our diverse membership and local unions:
Touring, Theater and Booking
Organizing and Education
Pension. The American Federation of Musicians’ and Employers’ Pension Fund is one of the largest pension funds in the entertainment industry, with more than a half billion dollars in assets. Every year millions of dollars are paid out to participating musicians. For detailed information and an application, visit www.afm-epf.org. You can also download a Summary Plan Description, which highlights the Plan’s features and helps you understand how the Plan works.
Insurance. As a professional musician, you depend upon your instruments and equipment. Just think of the exorbitant costs of replacing equipment if it is lost or damaged. Most homeowner’s and renter’s insurance is not enough to protect from loss, theft or damage on location. Thus, the AFM provides access to the “All-Risk” Musician Instrument and Equipment Insurance Plan. Your instruments and music-related equipment are protected from vandalism, breakage, water, fire, lightening and theft up to the full replacement value.
AFM members are protected if they are injured during a performance by signing up for the Musician’s Liability Insurance. This policy provides up to $1 million for each occurrence and up to $2 million of aggregate coverage for lawsuits arising out of bodily injury and/or damage to property for others, occurring on or off premises during your performance.
AFM also offers a number of other low-cost insurance options including:
Accidental death and dismemberment
Cancer care protection
Catastrophic major medical
Disability income plan
Group term life
Hospital indemnity plan
Major medical insurance plans
Short term medical insurance
For more information on insurance products, please click here.
Deals and Discounts. As a union member, you are entitled to all the benefits offered by Union Plus, including bargains for the home, savings on prescription drugs and other health costs, auto insurance, legal services, discounts on computers and technology, as well as discounts on travel and recreation.
You are also eligible for an AFL-CIO endorsed credit card, with an average rate 2% below the national average, no annual fee, and a unique, valuable Member Advocacy Program.
For more information, please visit Union Plus at www.unionplus.org.