• 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 Labor Unions 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 Executive Director

On to New Orleans for the IFEBP Conference!

  

Many of us are prepping to attend the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) Annual Conference being held in New Orleans 10/13 through 10/17/18. One review of the multiple course sessions and relevant pre-conference options tells me that there is a wealth of information on healthcare issues, actionable skill training, analytics demonstrations, and prolific networking with other professionals – and that I am psyched to participate! 

The positive support of the IFEBP even extended to our recent NYLHCA Annual Seminar at Turning Stone in September. The co-hosting (with our own Executive Committee) and materials preparation by Thomas DeRoche, Director of Educational Programs for the IFEBP, was a huge boost to our timely topic content and expert speaker effectiveness. (Many Thanks IFEBP!) 

Stay tuned to hear what happens with this influx of high-level expertise in New Orleans! Many of us (especially relative ‘Newbies’ like me!) will get much useable data and new contacts which helps us all produce better results for our Alliance, our Fund Members and ultimately those Union Members and their families in an increasingly challenging healthcare industry. I hope to see many NYLHCA Member Funds there!

Of course, on 11/9 at the Grand Hyatt in NYC, the 25th Annual Health & Benefits Expo is being hosted by the Teamsters Center. Many will also be there to share info and make new contacts over a good listing of educational sessions and information booth exposures. Every bit of info that can give us a ‘leg up’ in this era of rising health plan costs, addiction and treatment crisis, as well as pharmacy specialty drug increases – all represent an opportunity to share and execute new approaches. This will be essential to combat – and overcome- growing challenges going forward.

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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