Benefits Fund

The New York State Nurses Association Benefits Fund

  • Is a nonprofit organization formed to provide participating employees and employers an affordable, comprehensive, and efficient plan of health insurance.
  • Affords medical, vision, prescription drug, dental, short- and long-term disability, life, paid family leave, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance to its participants
  • Has approximately 45 participating employers that provide these benefits to nearly 18,000 Registered Nurses and other medical professionals across New York. Some 22,000 spouses and children of participants also receive coverage through the Benefits Fund.

Fund welcomes MetLife as new service provider​

Beginning January 1, 2020, MetLife will replace The Hartford in administrating the Benefits Fund’s short-term disability and life insurance benefits, and paid family leave coverage. Life and disability insurance benefits will remain the same for Fund participants. Participants receiving benefits for short-term disability and paid family leave claims filed before December 31, 2019, will continue to receive payments from The Hartford until those claims are complete. Your Basic Life Benefit will also include Will Preparation, a service that will prepare or update your will, healthcare proxy, and power of attorney at no additional cost. Please contact us at (877) RN BENEFITS [762-3633] if you have any questions regarding your life insurance or short-term disability benefits or paid family leave coverage.

Tax form 1095-B being mailed in early 2020​

Each year, in accordance with the Affordable Care Act, all Benefits Fund participants are mailed the "Form 1095-B," a health insurance tax form that shows proof that your healthcare coverage through the Benefits Fund meets minimum standards, or "minimum essential coverage," for you and any dependents on your plan. This year, forms will be mailed prior to the March 2, 2020, deadline. 

You may request a form from a prior year or contact us with any questions by:

  • E-mailing the Benefits Fund at benefit@rnbenefits.org
  • Calling us at (877) RN BENEFITS [762-3633]
  • Sending a written request to the NYSNA Benefits Fund, PO Box 12430, Albany, NY 12212