• Ny Labor Healthcare Alliance

See Our Exciting List of NYLHCA Endorsed Insurance Offerings

Guaranteed Whole Life and Accident Insurance is now available! See the Complete List!

Our Alliance Goals: A Unified Labor Alliance Significant Cost Savings Statewide Inclusion Funds Maintain Control

The New York Labor Health Care Alliance is a purchasing cooperative organized as a 501(c)5 not for profit corporation whose purposes are to negotiate on behalf of its members with health care and related providers to establish economies and efficiencies in cost and delivery of health care services by pooling interests, efforts and purchasing power.

The Mission

"An Alliance of Taft-Hartley Benefit Funds and Business Partners dedicated to improving quality, expanding choice, and lowering health and benefit costs for our Fund Members and their families."

Our Notices

Prescription Benefits

With the fast changing Pharmacy costs and choices, your NYLHCA has negotiated what can be called ‘best of breed’ Pharmacy Benefit Management Vendor Contracts(PBMs) and current Amendments. Both Express Scripts and OptumRX have advanced provisions to save Funds very significant expense while allowing your Fund choices that may meet your Members regional needs for access and copay options, etc.

Insurance Options

The extremely cost effective NLA Endorsed Stop-Loss Coverage as well as the Fiduciary Insurance Option has proven to save many thousands of dollars for Member Funds. In addition, NYLHCA announces a ‘Hassle Free’ Guaranteed Life Option and a 24/7 Accident Coverage you need to check out. The ‘out of pocket’ cost models give realistic savings and with NO physical exam necessary, coverage can be quickly obtained.

Cybersecurity Provider

With this year’s research into, and endorsement of, ID Resolution as our cyber security Vendor, NYLHCA has given your Fund an opportunity for a very cost effective remediation option if a ID Theft occurs to a member - plus, more options for your member to ‘buy up’ for even more advanced preventative cybersecurity coverage for themselves - and their family, if they choose.

Executive Director Highlights

Wayne Evancoe

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and the Best to You and Yours in 2020!

In 2019 the NYLHCA moved onward and upward – but only with your help! We are always seeking to gain new Benefit Funds as members - and we appreciate when our members are the ones to refer them to us from their Regions.

The opportunities that await us in 2020 are very significant for the health and welfare of our Fund Members and their covered Brothers and Sisters. Our Product Development Committee has already met and started a process which will focus on our members top voiced priority needs in benefits as noted via the 2019 Annual Survey. This will be an ongoing process into and beyond 2020 - and YOU are invited to participate in helping us make the best choices in vetting benefits and Vendors for our Alliance.

Our next Quarterly Meeting will be held on February 6th, 2020 at our Albany building location- usually starting about 9:30am. Details to come prior to meeting. We hope many can make it in-person- or if not, please plan to be on our call-in line. May 7th will be our 2nd Quarterly Meeting in NYC at the Milliman Offices.

As we all hurry and work to prepare for the Holidays (which go too fast!), please do take time to really appreciate your Family and Friends – and let them know it! It is a busy time for our Administrators wrapping up 2019 and prepping for 2020 - but remember each day on this Earth is a gift, but it is up to You to unwrap it!!!

Thank you ALL - Members and Vendors - that supported our successful Annual Event and participated in our periodic meetings and projects. Only with your continued help in 2020 can our Alliance keep moving forward with enhancing benefit choices, negotiating beneficial costs, and keeping on top of what our Members really need to assist their Fund and their people.

Be Safe, Healthy, and Prosperous in 2020!!

Wayne


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Testimonials

"The BAC Local #2NY Health Plan has actually lowered health premiums while increasing benefits offered to its members. This is a result of utilizing various products endorsed by the NYLHCA. I know that when a firm is finally endorsed by the Alliance, they have survived a comprehensive evaluation against leaders in their industry. This saves my Fund the expense and time of doing these exhausting searches on our own. Perhaps one of the best benefits of the Alliance is that it creates a forum for administrators and trustees to share best practices and discuss relevant issues impacting our members and their families."



- Stephen J. O’Sick
Fund Administrator
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
Local #2NY/VT Joint Benefit Funds

"As many of you already know, the Laborers' Local 157 Health Fund has continued to provide some of the best heath care benefits in the state.  All for a minimal employer contribution rate.  We have been able to achieve this not just through the hard work of our membership and service providers but with the help of the NYLHCA. We have taken advantage of the NYLHCA's collective negotiating power.  Many of our current vendor contracts reflect the savings.  I myself have been able to learn a lot by using the other administrators in the NYLHCA to establish best practices.  The endorsed fiduciary insurance product through the endorsed J.A. Mariano Agency also saves our Pension, Annuity and Training Funds a great deal of money."



- Mike Brady
Administrator
Laborers' Local 157 Benefit Funds

“Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 7 has been a member of the New York Labor Health Care Alliance since it’s inception in 1993. The purpose forming this organization, and our joining, was an attempt to have more of an impact in controlling the escalation of health care costs. By joining with other health and welfare plans and negotiating for everyday products inherent to our mission such as medical coverage, prescription drug coverage, fiduciary liability insurance, etc. we, along with the other members of the coalition, have been able to reduce our plan expenditures and medical costs. Fiduciary Liability insurance alone represented a 40% reduction in premium.”



- Robert W. Valenty
Administrator
Plumbers and Steamfitters' Local No. 7 Benefit Funds