is a federal tax exempt Article 44 Trust created in 2003 by Erie 1 BOCES' management and labor organizations in a cooperative effort. Today the Trust is jointly run by 10 trustees, five appointed by the labor organizations involved and five appointed by the Erie 1 BOCES superintendent.
is a plan overseen by the New York Insurance Department.
is a cooperative venture with both union and management having equal say in benefits offered to the members and contributions for coverage charged to the employer.
features a Plan Administrator to oversee the operations of the Trust.
achieved self-funding status in 2008.
underwent a name change July 2010 to NY44 Health Benefits Plan Trust.
features coverage from Nova / Independent Health for residents in Allegany*, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties.
features coverage from MVP for residents of the majority of counties in New York State; the exceptions are the counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming, metro NYC and Long Island.
has approximately 15,000 enrollees in 54 schools, districts, BOCES and community colleges representing more than 197 bargaining units.
offers $0 co-payment for routine office visits.
offers $0 prescription co-payments on Tier 1 generics, Tier 1 & 2 diabetic medication, Tier 2 inhaled corticosteriods, and diabetic supplies such as insulin needles, syringes, lancets and test strips.
provides an extensive array of online wellness information for enrollees.
features a wellness program that rewards enrollees for receiving an annual physical exam and offers reimbursements for gym/fitness center membership fees.
*Allegany County providers are determined by the school district's location.