The New York State Nurses Association Benefits Fund

  • Is a nonprofit organization formed to provide NYSNA members and participating employers an affordable, comprehensive, and efficient plan of health insurance.
  • Provides medical, vision, prescription drug, dental, short- and long-term disability, life, paid family leave, and accidental death and dismemberment benefits to its participants
  • Administers benefits pursuant to the terms of 45 NYSNA-negotiated contracts with participating facilities covering nearly 18,000 Registered Nurses and other healthcare professionals across New York. Some 22,000 spouses and children of participants also receive coverage through the Benefits Fund.

Trustees approve April 1 benefit updates

On April 1, 2023, the New York State Nurses Association Benefits Fund implemented changes to its plan of benefits including lower in-network behavioral health copayments, coverage of Applied Behavioral Analysis, and a new provider network.

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Updates to COVID-related coverage begin May 11


In 2020, the Benefits Fund adopted several temporary benefit changes to comply with federal regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the federal public health emergencies are set to expire on May 11, the Benefits Fund will be changing coverage for some of these temporary COVID-related benefits to better align with our standard Fund benefits. 


Transparency in Coverage

Disclosure of files containing health care rates negotiated between Empire and its participating providers.