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.

Read the details


Tax information for Fund participants

NYSNA Benefits Fund participants may currently request a copy of the Affordable Care Act health insurance tax form called “Form 1095-B” by:

  • mail at PO Box 12430, Albany, NY 12212-2430
  • phone at (877) RN BENEFITS [762-3633]
  • e-mail at

This form proves that your healthcare coverage through the Benefits Fund meets minimum standards, or minimum essential coverage required by the ACA. The form also verifies this minimal essential coverage for any dependents on your plan, including a spouse and eligible dependent children. While you can save a copy of this form for your records, you do not need a copy of this form to file your tax return. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the NYSNA Benefits Fund at (877) RN BENEFITS [762-3633].

Empire BlueCross BlueShield is now Anthem BlueCross BlueShield


Effective January 1, 2024, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, which administers the medical benefits for our Benefits Fund participants, has changed its name to Anthem BlueCross BlueShield. This is a name change only. Your benefits coverage has not changed.



Transparency in Coverage

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