Open Enrollment is here!

Open Enrollment for the NYSNA Benefits Fund runs from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

Empire BlueCross BlueShield is the Benefits Fund's new medical benefits provider


Effective October 1, all Benefits Fund participants are now covered through Empire BlueCross BlueShield replacing Oxford/United Healthcare as our medical benefits administrator. 

To check if your medical providers are in the Empire network:

Step 1: Go to and click on "Members"

Step 2: Scroll down to "Member ID number or prefix" and enter "N7Y." Then click "Search."

Step 3: Enter your City or ZIP code and then enter a provider name or specialty. 

Step 4: View your results.  

Can you help us?

We're currently looking for information regarding the whereabouts of the following participants. If you know how we may contact any of these individuals (current e-mail address, telephone number, address, or the name and contact information of a relative or friend), please call the Pension Department at (877) RN BENEFITS [762-3633].

John D'Andrade
Josephine Estrada
Modesto Gargaritano
Anne Ellen Hillen
Patricia Howard
Michel Jean-Francois
Doorly Jordan-St Louis
Dorothy Lekote
Gerad Maldonado
Magdalene Mcfarlane
Virginia Medina
Joy Rose



Established in 1972 and located in Albany, NY, the New York State Nurses Association Pension Plan and Benefits Fund are separate, multiemployer plans providing health insurance and retirement benefits for RNs and other medical professionals throughout New York State represented under collective bargaining by NYSNA.

The plans are governed by two Boards of Trustees, which have an equal number of representatives from NYSNA and the management of participating facilities. Here at the Plan and Fund office, we have approximately 50 employees on staff dedicated to providing the highest level of service exclusively to our participants.


Benefits Fund

Pension Plan

NYC Health + Hospitals Employees, Mayoral and Corrections



Contacting Sharron During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, our communications representative, Sharron Carlson, is not visiting facilities in person for meetings and orientations. Instead, she is conducting virtual Zoom meetings with participants and is available via phone to discuss your healthcare and pension concerns. Notification of these virtual events will be communicated to you via Sharron's Calendar (see link below), e-mail, and texts, so please contact the Plan & Fund if your personal contact information has recently changed. To reach Sharron, please call (877) RN BENEFITS [762-3633] Ext. 2240 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

When is Sharron Available?

Learn about Sharron See Sharron's Calendar