32BJ HEALTH FUND FACTS

Press contact: HealthFund@32bjfunds.com

  • The 32BJ Health Fund serves members of the SEIU 32BJ union and their families.
  • The union members are cleaners, property maintenance workers, doorpersons, security officers, window cleaners, building engineers, school and food service workers, and airport workers in 11 states and Washington, DC.
  • The Fund aggregates employer contributions from 5,000 employers, ranging from small businesses to global real estate firms, and uses these contributions to provide benefits to 200,000 people.
  • Members pay $0 premium, $0 deductible and $0 copays for many preferred providers.
  • The Fund has a unique relationship with its plan participants. Members of SEIU 32BJ get their insurance through the Health Fund, not their employer. Employees may be hesitant to discuss personal health issues with their employers but the Fund’s plan participants frequently contact the Fund for recommendations about healthcare providers and trust the information that the Fund provides.
  • The Health Fund works with 32BJ and contributing employers to communicate regularly with members through conventional mailings, social media, and on-site workplace meetings to make sure members understand the benefits they are entitled to. The Fund also runs its own on-site call center to answer questions about its benefits.
  • 91 percent of the Health Fund’s members say that they are satisfied with their insurance, and 88 percent of members trust the Health Fund to recommend programs to them.

32BJ HEALTH FUND IN THE MEDIA

July 7, 2022 | Relentless Health Value Podcast
EP372: Step One for Employers and Unions – Get Your Data, with Cora Opsahl

July 14, 2022 | Relentless Health Value Podcast
EP373: How to Kick a Big Hospital Out of Your Network, with Cora Opsahl

July 14, 2022, | The New York Daily News
New York City hospital costs are out of control

June 14, 2022, | Crain’s New York Business
Op-ed: Passage of HEAL Price Transparency Bill Marks Progress in Fight for Affordable Health Care

March 22, 2022, | Healthcare Dive
Labor Union Health Fund Targets Hospital Prices, Looks to Form Purchasing Coalition

March 18, 2022, | HIT Consultant
Report: Private Hospitals Overcharge NYC Government Over $2B Annually

March 18, 2022, | Axios
Hospitals are Back in the Hot Seat for their Prices

March 17, 2022, | Bloomberg
C-Sections at $55,000 Show New York Hospital Prices are Too High, Union Says

March 17, 2022, | Crain’s New York Business
$55K C-sections Show State Hospital Prices are Too High, Union Says

June 14, 2022, | Crain’s New York Business
Op-ed: Passage of HEAL Price Transparency Bill Marks Progress in Fight for Affordable Health Care

March 22, 2022, | Healthcare Dive
Labor Union Health Fund Targets Hospital Prices, Looks to Form Purchasing Coalition

March 18, 2022, | HIT Consultant
Report: Private Hospitals Overcharge NYC Government Over $2B Annually

March 18, 2022, | Axios
Hospitals are Back in the Hot Seat for their Prices

March 17, 2022, | Bloomberg
C-Sections at $55,000 Show New York Hospital Prices are Too High, Union Says

March 17, 2022, | Crain’s New York Business
$55K C-sections Show State Hospital Prices are Too High, Union Says

July 14, 2021, | 32BJ Health Fund
Price Transparency Compliance Among NYC Hospitals

June 3, 2021, | 32BJ Health Fund
32BJ Health Fund Severs Ties with NewYork Presbyterian

May 12, 2021, | Gothamist
These NYC Boroughs Are the Most Expensive for Having a Baby

May 6, 2021, | NYS Health Foundation
Variations in Health Care Prices: The Problem Starts at Birth

February 18, 2021, | Tradeoffs.org
The High Price of Lowering Health Costs for 150 Million Americans32BJ Health Fund Names OptumRX Its New Pharmacy Benefits Manager

October 29, 2020 | 32BJ Health Fund
32BJ Health Fund Names OptumRX Its New Pharmacy Benefits Manager

March 10, 2020 | 32BJ Health Fund
32BJ Health Fund Partners With Hospitals In Ground-Breaking Plan to Lower Complications, Make Birth Safer for Union WomenHow to Buy a Better Birth

January 30, 2020 | Bloomberg
How to Buy a Better Birth

December 12, 2019 | Bloomberg
New York Union Blames Out-of-Network Doctors for Millions in Costs

August 19, 2019 | Wall Street Journal
New York City Union Uses Its Size to Leverage Improved Maternity Care

May 29, 2019 | Modern Healthcare
Union Lowers Medical Bills with Direct Negotiations

May 17, 2019 | Crain’s New York Business
Employers are the ‘Sleeping Giants’ in Battle to Control Health Costs

March 9, 2019 | Managed Care Magazine
Tis Most Excellent: Union, Mount Sinai Find Happiness in Center of Excellence