Broome County Purchasing Alliance

Broome County is putting together a Purchasing Alliance RFP that can save more than 50% on your Retiree Medicare Advantage Program. Ultimately this plan would cut costs and keep millions of dollars in Broome County in 2022 and 2023.

The objective, to pool the purchasing power of New York State governmental entities for the purchase of Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug programs. Each entity will continue to maintain the same coverage as they currently provide and receive premiums based on the purchasing leverage of the entire alliance. 

Participation requirements: 

  1. Each entity must pass a resolution by their governing board to participate in the BCPA RFP. This resolution does not bind you to participating in the program.
  2. Each entity must submit a copy of the passed resolution, census of Medicare retiree population - including date of birth, gender, and zip code along with a copy of the current Summary Plan Description for their current plan design through the BCPA portal within the RFP deadline. 
  3. A post resolution must be passed to either participate in the program or opt out. 

This initiative will put millions of dollars back into our communities and saves thousands of dollars for our valued retirees who contribute towards their coverage. 

For more information on the process click here

To watch the BCPA MAPD Overview Video, click here.

To download a draft resolution click here

For frequently asked questions and answers click here.

To enter your information into the data portal click here.

If you have additional questions you can contact Robin Laabs at 607-778-2188 or