Our Vision Care Program

The board of directors of the NYLHCA, alongside the National Labor Alliance of Health Care Coalitions (NLA), recommends National Vision Administrators (NVA) for vision benefits. The NYLHCA will be passing along access to NLA preferred Vision Pricing, including:

  • Reduced administration fees
  • Waiver of minimum monthly administration fee
  • Discounted pricing tiers
  • Reduced fees for discount vision plans

Rick Renna and the rest of the NVA team are available to work with Member Funds to enhance their current plans and reduce cost.

Interested in NVA?
Since 1979, NVA has offered cost-effective, customizable, high-quality, vision benefit programs to Union Health and Welfare Funds. We are a US-based company with no services outsourced and an AFSCME- represented work force. Here are some highlights on why we are a good choice for your Fund:

Conflict Free Business Philosophy
In addition to being a represented workforce, NVA is also independent; our income comes solely from managing benefits, not selling eyewear. This makes NVA the only national administrator that doesn’t make more money when members spend more money thus increasing Funds costs. Our goals align with your Fund’s goals.

Broad Network Access
To lower Fund costs, NVA negotiates aggressive network discounts from our broad NYS and national network, which is owned, not subcontracted, allowing us maximum control of our network. With nearly 100,000 vision care access points in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, we offer a good mix of providers, from private practices to optical retailers and demonstrate a 96% in-network utilization.

Added Value for You and Your Members
Our members also have access to our mobile app and our NVA Smart Buyer® program, a resource center available on the app and website that aims to help people become smarter buyers of eyewear and eyecare, reducing costs for all. We also offer a free Online Benefit Fair for your members, which is easy to use with minimal set up time and year-round availability for Fund Administrators.  It’s a great way to introduce the vision benefit to them.

Service That Never Sleeps
Your members need answers. Regardless of the time of day or the day of the year, live NVA representatives are available to assist and serve your members. The world doesn’t work only when the sun shines and neither do we. 24/7/365—We are here to help whenever you and your members need us. We resolve member problems on the first call 99% of the time and have consistently been rated at a 99% member satisfaction for the last six years and 99.5% client installation satisfaction for the last five years.

For more information, click here for a flyer (https://nvablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/NYLHCA-Flyer_RR-11.13.2020.pdf),

visit NVA’s site (https://www.e-nva.com/nva/content/home/plan-sponsors/labor.xhtml),

or check out our video on the value of vision benefits here: https://vimeo.com/438670708

Want more information? Reach out to our sales director, Rick Renna:

Rick Renna, Sales Director, Northeast
732.245.0307, rrenna@e-nva.com