• Ny Labor Healthcare Alliance

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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

Spring is Coming!

 

On February 6th, NYLHCA held it’s first 2020 Quarterly Meeting in Albany with a very good in-person and call-in participation from our Members. Thank you all for your support and valuable input!
This Meeting saw the development of, and progress in, several major initiatives on our agenda for 2020. Some of those are the development of an RFP for Medical Plans; an RFP for Wellness/Preventative Medicine; the NYLHCA Product Development Committee will be reviewing the National Labor Alliance recent choices on both Vision and Imaging Services from RFPs they initiated in 2019. A PDC Meeting will be scheduled soon and will be an important step forward in enhancing our benefits portfolio - please plan to participate.

 

Also following up on Member feedback, we are currently working with both our endorsed PBMs-  ESI and OptumRx - to arrange in person ‘User Meetings’ that will allow our Members and invited guests to get up to date program details, their future planning with Specialty RX and cost controls, and how these PBMs will enhance their programming to work for your Fund and Members. More details will be forthcoming on days, locations, etc.

 

Our NYLHCA Annual Seminar and Golf Event will be held on September 24th at Turning Stones Resort. Our Annual and Quarterly Meetings will be held at the same location on the day before the Event. This year the Officers of the NYLHCA are asking all members to actively assist in inviting more non-member Funds from your regions; identifying Vendors that you use that may become a Sponsor for our Event; and having more Trustees from every Fund attend in greater numbers. Our feedback was that last year’s event was very well received - and we have every intention to enhance the value for each attendee this year.
Our next Quarterly Meeting will be on May 7th in NYC at the Milliman Offices at 1 Penn Plaza.

 

We sincerely thank you for your support and participation in our NYLHCA Meetings and events!

 

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