The beginnings of the AFTRA Retirement Fund dates back to 1954, when the Fund was negotiated through an agreement between the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and the broadcast networks. The Fund was later expanded to include participants working in the sound recording and broader entertainment industries.

The AFTRA Retirement Fund began paying pension benefits in 1958. The AFTRA Retirement Fund was among the first funds to provide pension benefits for those in the performing arts.

Today, the AFTRA Retirement Fund serves participants and their families from coast-to-coast.

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  • 2023 Earnings Statements Issued

    May 15, 2024, 11:58 AM by sh
    Summary: Performers are encouraged to review and verify the accuracy of information on their Earnings Statement upon receiving the statement in the mail. Review your earnings information online via the participant portal.
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  • The first pension payment of the New Year will arrive by direct deposit on Jan. 2, 2024

    Dec 22, 2023, 12:07 PM by sh
    Summary: The AFTRA Retirement Fund will be distributing the first benefit payment of the 2024 calendar year on Jan. 1, 2024, to ensure that the payment is applied toward your 2024 earnings. However, because of the New Year’s holiday, payments will be posted by the financial institution on Jan. 2, 2024.
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