Valuable Extras

The NYSNA Benefits Fund strives to offer its participants the best benefits possible. Below is information about several enhancements to your Benefits Fund coverage available through our service partners. If you have any questions, please contact a Participant Service Representative at (877) RN BENEFITS [762-3633].

Empire's Gym Reimbursement program offers reimbursement of up to $200 for fitness center dues to Benefits Fund participants who work out at least 50 times in a six-month period. Covered spouses and dependents over the age of 13 may receive up to $100 reimbursement per six-month period. In addition to facilities promoting cardiovascular wellness, you may earn reimbursement for participating in classes ranging from aerobics, swimming, Pilates, and yoga, to boot camps and weight resistance training. Individuals can combine programs from a variety of different facilities and fitness classes to reach the required 50 classes and/or visits needed in each six-month period to receive the maximum reimbursement.

Here’s how the Gym Reimbursement works (for more details see Page 2 of the Gym Reimbursement brochure by clicking the button below):

 

  • Visit the gym or attend exercise classes a minimum of 50 times per a six-month period.
  • Collect paperwork including a copy of your current gym/exercise class bill showing the monthly cost of your membership, a fitness log with your tracked workouts, and proof of payment (receipt or credit card statement) for the six-month period you are submitting for reimbursement.
  • Complete both the Fitness Center Member Verification Form and the Gym Reimbursement Form in this brochure.
  • The Fitness Center Member Verification form must be signed by a fitness center representative and submitted with your first reimbursement request (or once per year).
  • Send your two forms, along with proof of payment and fitness logs, within 90 days of the end of the benefit plan year to fitness@exerciserewards.com (use subject line: Gym Reimbursement Request) or mail to Gym Reimbursement , P.O. Box 509117, San Diego, CA 92150-9117

 

Empire Gym Reimbursement

Stronger Together

The Stronger Together website is a great starting point for individuals facing a cancer diagnosis. The site provides digital tools to:

  • Make shared treatment decisions
  • Prepare for care
  • Self-manage symptoms and concerns
  • Work on a care plan
  • Learn how to get case management help
  • Get support resources for caregivers

 

ConditionCare

This program, available through Empire BlueCross BlueShield, is designed to help participants manage conditions like diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Participants are assigned a nurse care manager who will work with your doctor to help you follow your healthcare plan. You'll receive support, tools, and information to help you care for your condition and feel better, including 24/7 access to a nurse care manager to answer your questions. ConditionCare is free for Benefits Fund participants and their covered family members. Connect via live chat on www.empireblue.com or phone at (866) 962-0951.

Emotional Well-being Resources

Emotional Well-being Resources, administered by Empire BlueCross BlueShield's Learn to Live program, provides support and effective strategies and tips for your emotional well-being including managing stress, depression, anxiety, substance use, and sleep issues. To access the Emotional well-being Resources,

  • Download or access Empire's Sydney Health app
  • Go to "My Health Dashboard"
  • Choose "Programs"
  • Select "Emotional Well-being Resources"

 

Building Healthy Families

Every family grows in its own way and Empire's all-in-one prgram, Building Healthy Families, can help your family grow strong whether you're trying to conceive, expecting a child, or already in the middle of raising your children. The program offers personalized support including digital tools for pregnancy and beyond, ovulation tracking, monitoring of prenatal risks, and more. To get started, open the Sydney Health mobile app and choose the Building Healthy Families tile under "Featured Programs" in the health dashboard. 

Personal Will Preparatio n

Available through MetLife and Hyatt Legal Plans, this program offers Benefits Fund participants free access to professional attorneys to help you prepare or update an existing will, living will, or assign power of attorney. A will documents important decisions about the distribution of your assets and without a will, your final wishes may not be acknowledged. MetLife's Will Preparation services will help you create a will that ensures your final wishes are clear - at no cost to you.