Benefits















“Too many employers are trying to cut our benefits to pad their bottom line. We have to come together to stop them.”

 — Carmen Texeira, RN, Montefiore Med. Ctr.

NYSNA members have won strong retirement and healthcare benefits. Strong benefits help us retain veteran nurses and recruit the next generation of RNs. That’s good for patient care. Some employers don’t get it. They’re trying to cut our benefits. Connect with us to find out what you can do to stand for strong benefits.

Union Assistance Program (UAP)

Take advantage of new Member Benefits!

NYSNA Members should be sure to check out the important benefits available through the Union Assistance Program.  
 
You can tap into coaches, counselors, online services, and thousands of trainings and e-Learning. Log in to unionap.com to learn more about available benefits, and to get ideas for improving the New Year.

Call the UAP at 1-800-252-4555 to discuss your specific challenges and obtain on-going emotional support. And find out more about the UAP today!

NYSNA Pension Plan and Benefits Fund

The NYSNA Pension Plan and Benefits Fund provides good benefits for thousands of nurses and healthcare workers in the private and public sector.

Contact Information

NYSNA Pension Plan and Benefits Fund
800-342-4324 or 518-869-9501
Fax: 518-869-9529

Pension questions: pensions@rnbenefits.org
Health benefit questions: benefit@rnbenefits.org or visit rnbenefits.org

NYC Public Sector Benefits

The following benefits cover employees of NYC Health + Hospitals/Mayoral Agencies. If you work for another public sector employer, please contact your NYSNA Representative for details about your benefits.

NYSNA CHILD CARE AND ELDER CARE FUND

NOTICE: May, 2021 - During the height of COVID-19 pandemic, the NYSNA Child Care and Elder Care Fund Trustees had approved the temporary cap of $5,000 for informal child care and elder care benefits. This cap is now being returned to its pre-COVID-19 benefit. Members utilizing informal child care and elder care benefits can get reimbursed up to 50% of $5,000 for full-time employees and 50% of $2,500 for part-time employees, effective July 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Administrative Services Only at 1-888-692-7671 or visit NYSNA’s website at nysna.org/benefits for more information.

NOTICE: December, 2020 - The Trustees of the NYSNA Child and Elder Care Fund met and agreed to reinstitute the benefit claims and documentation provisions of the Fund effective January 1, 2021. Beginning January 1, you must complete and submit the Reimbursement Claim Form within three months, and submit any appeal along with additional documentation within 60 days.

NOTICE: March 30, 2020 - In light of the recent crisis surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trustees of the NYSNA Child and Elder Care Fund have approved raising the percentage of the informal child and elder care benefits to pay up to 100% from the current level of 50% of the annual maximum ($2,500 for part time and $5,000 for full time). Additionally, the Trustees have approved waiving the 3 month initial claims submission and 60 day additional documentation provision until further notice. Once these modifications are lifted, we will notify members no less than 30 days before reverting back to current practice.

Administrative Services Only (ASO)
Department 221
P.O. Box 9005
Lynbrook, NY 11563-9005
888-692-7671
Fax: 855-255-0904
www.asonet.com

NYSNA TUITION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION FUND

NOTICE: November, 2020 - The Trustees of the NYSNA Tuition & Continuing Education Fund met and agreed to reinstitute the benefit claims and documentation provisions of the Fund effective January 1, 2021. Beginning January 1, you must complete and submit the Reimbursement Claim Form within three months, and submit any appeal along with additional documentation within 60 days.

NOTICE: March 30, 2020 - In light of the recent crisis surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trustees have approved waiving the 3 month initial claims submission and 60 day additional documentation provision until further notice. Once this modification is lifted, we will notify members no less than 30 days before reverting back to current practice. 

Administrative Services Only (ASO)
Department 220T
P.O. Box 9005
Lynbrook, NY 11563-9005
888-692-7671
Fax: 855-255-0904
www.asonet.com

PENSION

NYC Employees Retirement System (NYCERS)
335 Adams St, Suite 2300
Brooklyn, NY 11201-3751
347-643-3000 or 877-669-2377
Fax: 347-643-3400
www.nycers.org

HEALTH BENEFITS

Administrative Services Only (ASO)
P.O. Box 9005
Lynbrook, NY 11563-9005
888-692-7671
www.asonet.com

OPTICAL BENEFITS

The Trustees of the NYC Welfare Plan are pleased to announce the following change to your Optical benefit effective July 1, 2020. The optical benefit will now be $200 every 24 months. Claims can be submitted to Administrative Services Only (ASO) Inc. for direct reimbursement, or you can go to one of the Participating Optical Stores and receive your benefit at the time the service is rendered.

PRESCRIPTIONS (except for PICA, Chemo, or Injectables)

Optum Rx
800-797-9791
www.prescriptionsolutions.com

PRESCRIPTIONS (for PICA, Chemo, or Injectables)

Express Scripts
800-315-2592

Diabetic meds are provided by your city sponsored health plan.

DENTAL BENEFITS

Aetna, Inc.
P.O. Box 14094
Lexington, KY 40512
877-238-6200
www.aetna.com

Some NYSNA members are covered by other plans; contact your NYSNA Representative if you have a question about which plan covers you.

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