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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

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

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 Providers

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

Monthly NYLHCA Vendor Webcasts:

Please do keep an eye out for our NYLHCA Vendor webcasts each month that highlight offerings and updates to our Endorsed and Recommended vendors we support. We send out email notices and ZOOM links in advance, but always feel free to call or email me with any questions. Let’s support our Vendors.

 

Upcoming Meetings:
On February 25th at 9:30am, Chairperson of our Product Development Committee, Steve O’Sick, hosts our first PDC Committee Meeting of 2021- and we ask all Administrators to participate to hear updates on products, new benefit ideas- and to offer your own suggestions so we can focus on what your Fund needs.
On May 13th at 9:30am, our 2nd Quarterly Meeting will be via ZOOM and materials, agenda, and information will be made available before that date. Please do put it on your calendar!

 

Our Annual and Quarterly Meetings will be held at the Turning Stone Resort (unless COVID issues interfere) on September 14th - and our Annual Seminar and Golf Event will be on the 15th.

 

President O’Sick has asked for your suggestions on pertinent topics and speakers for the Seminar - so please forward those to him early in the year.

 

YOU know some non-member Locals!

 

We are always trying to grow our Alliance- so please send me a couple of Locals in your region you think may be interested so I can follow up with them on membership value. Our negotiations only get better with bigger member counts!

 

Monthly Health Focus:
As we continue to manage our way through the COVID pandemic, I thought Funds may want to promote some health-related themes and resources within their Locals. Below are a few I thought maybe helpful:
MARCH 1-31, 2021

Kidney Month (National)
National Kidney Foundation (NKF)
1.855.653.2273
nkfcares@kidney.org
https://www.kidney.org/

MARCH 1-31, 2021
Workplace Eye Wellness Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology
415.561.8500
www.aao.org/eye-health

Prevent Blindness
800.331.2021
info@preventblindness.org
https://www.preventblindness.org/

MARCH 22-28, 2021
Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (National)
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
https://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week

Stay well - and all the Best to You!

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