Association of Benefit Administrators Next Meeting date is February 7th @ RWDSU 5th Floor Conference Room - 370 7th Avenue NYC 12:00 - 2:00 PM

February 7, 2023 12:00 AM


On February 7th, our in-person ABA meeting at the RWDSU 5th floor conference room, will have two important presentations, as more fully described below.

Next Meeting date is February 7th @ RWDSU 5th Floor Conference Room - 370 7th Avenue NYC 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Thanks for your membership! We look forward to seeing you soon!

In Solidarity,

The Board of the Association of Benefit Administrators

Presentation # 1

Top Reasons why Musculoskeletal care should be a Priority for Labor Funds

Presented by:

Brittany Lowe and Jerry Gallo

Sword Health Inc.

For most labor Funds, prioritizing musculoskeletal (MSK) care over other digital health solutions can drive the biggest benefits for your members and overall savings to the Fund. Given the multitude of vendors, platforms, and solutions available, prioritization can be a daunting task. How should Benefit Administrators go about selecting from among the thousands of digital health tools? What combination of benefit solutions will drive the best outcomes for your population and the biggest cost savings for the Fund? Sword Health will address these issues and our Doctor of Physical Therapy will provide a brief demonstration of our solution.


Brittany Lowe

Brittany Lowe is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy with 8 years of clinical experience in the inpatient, outpatient, and telehealth settings. Brittany served as a clinic manager of an outpatient orthopedics clinic prior to transitioning to Sword Health in April of 2021, where she is currently a Clinical Specialist. As a Clinical Specialist, Brittany guides members through their exercise programs, shares our member and PT experience externally, and serves as a clinical subject matter expert.

Jerry Gallo

Jerry Gallo is RVP of Labor & Trust at Sword Health. He has over 25 years of healthcare and employee benefits industry experience with employers and plan sponsors. Jerry works with labor Funds providing innovative virtual musculoskeletal (MSK) benefits solutions to participants and their families; delivering benefits that improve patient outcomes, increase access to care and reduce costs for Funds.

Presentation # 2

Financial Health for Your Members

Presented by:

Michael Fina, Regional Sales and Relationship Executive

LendingClub Bank

Over the past three years, workers have faced increasing financial hardships and complexity. Financial stress and distress can affect your workers in many adverse ways. Your Union can help improve your workers' financial health


As the world of finance and technology is rapidly evolving. Technology enhancements are creating areas of operational efficiencies and changing the landscape of how union organizations, benefit funds and consumers interact in our changing world.

For over 15-year Michael has worked within the Institutional Banking and cash management services industry currently working for LendingClub Bank, which has emerged as an industry leader in the financial technology and banking industry.

Michael currently consults with labor leaders and their executive management team to assist in creating areas of operational efficiencies by implementing financial technology, and integrated cash management banking services.

He has proudly developed a client network focused on supporting union benefit funds, locals, and their supporting service providers.

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