DVHCC Member Testimonials
Robert Blumenfeld, Fund Manager, Trucking Employees of North Jersey, Teamsters Industrial Employees – Union City, NJ
“I wanted to write and thank you and the Coalition for the hard work and wonderful progress the Coalition has made in furthering the efforts of organized labor to enhance the benefits of union members by reducing costs.
As you know, I represent two Teamsters groups serving the New Jersey/ New York area and joined the Coalition in November 2003. We estimate the savings achieved through utilizing the Coalition’s discount with Express Scripts Inc. (ESI) since that time at more than $5 million. These savings required no change in benefit design whatsoever and truly are a testament to the successful negotiating ability of you and your staff by utilizing the Coalition’s strength in numbers.
I hold you, your staff, and the Coalition in the highest regard and am proud to be a Member of the DVHCC.
Thank you once again for your professionalism and dedication to working families and organized labor.”
Samuel J. Kenish, CEBS, Administrator, Teamsters Local 830 Employee Benefit Funds – Philadelphia, PA
“It is with great pleasure that I provide you this endorsement of the Delaware Valley Health Care Coalition. As you know, our Health & Welfare Fund has been a Member of the DVHCC since I assumed administration in 1999. During the past eight years we have easily saved into the millions of dollars using several of the DVHCC endorsed programs, primarily the prescription drug plan. This alone renders the price of membership immaterial. However, I find even more value in the peer interaction and the sharing of information and ideas on so many relevant issues facing all of us trying to manage our respective funds in a very complex environment. I know I speak for many of my colleagues when I say that participation in the DVHCC has been one of the smartest decisions I have made in my years as a multi-employer health fund administrator.”
Roger B. Gill, Administrator, Plumbers Union Local No. 12 – Boston, MA
“I want to take this opportunity to thank you and the Delaware Valley Health Care Coalition for our long and beneficial relationship. Through the DVHCC we have had access to many high quality products necessary for multiemployer trust fund administration. Our industry provides many challenges. Fund administration and trustee need are the same whether in Boston, Philadelphia, or Los Angeles.
… The financial value of using a DVHCC contract and its savings makes membership worth it. That is why I recommend membership in the DVHCC to every multi-employer trust fund administrator.”
Thomas J. McNulty, Administrator, Plumbers Local Union #690 Industry Funds – Philadelphia, PA
“The DVHCC… has had an outstanding effect on cost savings to our Funds in these very tough Health Care times…
Plumbers Local Union No. 690 utilizes most of the DVHCC products offered and has saved a tremendous amount of money by doing so. I don’t know where our Fund would be without the Coalition’s help.
The DVHCC is a place to go to receive great savings on Health Care products and improve service without giving up your Plan’s autonomy. The DVHCC is also a place where every Administrator’s voice is heard and the strength of the group can and has led to many successful endeavors in the challenging field of Health Care.
I appreciate all the hard work and time you have put into making the DVHCC a tremendous success. Your diligence has made our members life better and for that I thank you.”
Gerald J. Diviny, Administrator, Steamfitters Local No. 420 – Philadelphia, PA
“As you are aware, Steamfitters Local Number 420 Welfare Fund was one of the initial founding Members of the DVHCC and I have watched the Coalition grow to its current size…
Steamfitters Local Number 420 utilizes many of the programs offered by the DVHCC. Our participation has resulted not only in a healthier financial picture for the Health and Welfare Fund, but has also allowed us to provide an increased benefit for our members.
I would strongly recommend that any Health and Welfare Fund join the Delaware Valley Health Care Coalition. The concept of deep discounts and mass purchasing has truly allowed the DVHCC to provide the best quality for the lowest price.”