The AFM-EPF is a trust fund established by the American Federation of Musicians ("AFM") and various musical industry Employers through collective bargaining. Generally, funding comes from contributing employers who are engaged in industries such as live theatre, motion picture, television, commercials, music videos, and casual engagements and who have Collective Bargaining Agreements with the AFM or an affiliated Local Union.
The Fund is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of an equal number of representatives of the AFM (labor) and the Employers (management). Employees and Employers participate in the AFM-EPF, depending on the terms of their Collective Bargaining Agreement. A Collective Bargaining Agreement is any collective bargaining, participation, or other written agreement acceptable to the Board of Trustees requiring an Employer to make contributions to the Fund on behalf of its employees. This website explains the plan rules, frequently asked questions, and forms that can be downloaded.
Copies of the Fund's Agreement and Declaration of Trust ("Trust") can be downloaded.
Information for Contributing Employers regarding Financial Accounting Standards Board, Accounting Standards Update No. 2011-09 - Disclosures about an Employer's Participation in a Multiemployer Plan.
In addition, for your convenience, the following documents were previously distributed to Employers:
Annual Funding Notice
Notification of Zone Certification
Rehabilitation Plan Questions and Answers
Notice Pursuant to ERISA 104(d)