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The ongoing changes in the healthcare landscape on a local and national level around policy, funding, reimbursement and regulation has made it critical for the  physical therapy community to stay informed of consumer, socioeconomic, and political/legislative issues impacting the practice of physical therapy.


As a member, the APTA and NYPTA will function as your advocate to protect your right to practice, fight for fair payment, and eliminate obstacles preventing consumers from having access to physical therapy treatment.


Benefits of Belonging

NYPTA Trauma Coverage

HPSO - Professional liability insurance

New York Long Term Care Brokers 

Allied Health Education
Discounted Subscription to MedBridge
Credit Card Processing through the Retail Council of New  York State
Insurance Brokerage Services Through The Wladis Companies
Other Member Benefits


NYPTA Trauma Coverage

The NYPTA is proud to announce the introduction of a new member benefit program.  Trauma Coverage fills the gaps left by traditional insurances for those that experience a traumatic event.  These are benefits you currently do not have through any other form of insurance or employee assistance program. In the world we live in today, it is essential coverage! 


Trauma Coverage, underwritten by Lloyd's of London, provides cash, care, and counseling after a traumatic incident. Benefits are available 24/7, on and off the job, for incidents including aggravated assault, sexual assault, mass shootings, and acts of terror. Coverage is extended to while you are at work or in school if you witness a violent act or contract an infectious disease!


Trauma Coverage is affordable and not available to the general public.  NYPTA members who want to obtain more information and enroll in this unique Trauma Coverage program with Assault and Infectious Disease benefits should visit


To download the Trauma Coverage Brochure click or tap here.



HPSO professional liability insurance

HPSO provides professional liability insurance to physical therapists and their businesses. Choosing malpractice insurance is more than just “getting covered,” it’s about choosing the right partner to help protect you, your employees and business practice. HPSO administers malpractice insurance to over one million individual healthcare professionals and 18,000 healthcare businesses. You will find HPSO understands the needs of physical therapists and offers outstanding coverage and service. In partnership with NYPTA, HPSO is pleased to offer members of NYPTA who own private practices discounted premium financing rates through HPSO.  This offer is only available to active NYPTA members.


Interested members should contact NYPTA to obtain their discount code then email HPSO at with name, address, policy number, effective date, and discount code. When HPSO receives an email, a representative will respond to the NYPTA member with a premium financing quote within 3 business days.  Please note that this mailbox should only be used to request information about premium financing. If the NYPTA member has a general policy question on a current or prospective policy, the member should contact HPSO at, by phone at 1-800-982-9491, or email at  Also note that in order to qualify for this discount, the member’s annual premium must be at least $500 and premium financing rates may be adjusted based on current market rates.


These discounted rates are only available to active members of NYPTA.  To receive the discount code, please contact the NYPTA Chapter Office at 518-459-4499. Please visit HPSO’s website at for more information about coverage and to obtain a quote for professional liability insurance.


New York Long-Term Care Brokers (NYLTCB) Discounts

The New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) has teamed up with the New York Long-Term Care Brokers (NYLTCB) to present a member benefit program that helps protect you, your family and your assets.  NYPTA members now have access to important coverages with highly rated carriers at discounted rates.  These coverages include:

·        Life Insurance

·        Disability Insurance

·        Long-Term Care Insurance

·        Business Overhead Expense Insurance

·        Employee Benefits


Members are entitled to a group discount not available to the general public.

For more information or to schedule a no-obligation, educational consultation, please call NYLTCB toll free at (800) 695-8224 Ext 137 or click .


This is not an offer of insurance and eligibility is subject to medical underwriting.



Allied Health Education

The New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) and Allied Health Education are pleased to offer a continuing education partnership that will allow NYPTA members to access live monthly continuing education webinars and over 40 on-demand webinars at a discounted price. Simply go to for course information and to register. Contact the chapter office ( to receive the discount code to use at checkout on the Allied Health website.

Discounted subscription to MedBridge:

The New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) and MedBridge, the leader in online education for physical therapists, have collaborated to provide NYPTA members accredited and cost-effective online curriculum taught by internationally recognized clinicians.

Through the partnership, NYPTA members can access MedBridge’s library of more than one hundred evidence-based video courses taught by their prominent faculty including New York-based instructors like Robert J. Schreyer, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS, CSCS; J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS; Tom Holland, PT, PhD; and Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc. NYPTA members will also have tools to educate patients about their vital role in the rehabilitation process, including a library of 3D-animated conditions.


New: In addition to the basic Education subscription, MedBridge is now offering a Premium subscription.  

Click here to learn more.

Low-cost credit card processing

NYPTA members have access to a low-cost Credit Card Processing Program through the Retail Council of New York State. A major force in the processing market, The Retail Council’s program with Global Payments Direct, Inc., one of the world’s largest processors, handles an annual transaction volume of more than $300 million. They have the negotiating power to get the very best for your business.

NYPTA’s credit card processing program through the Retail Council offers:

  • Great low rates and no start-up fees!
  • Credit card processing terminals, printers and PIN pads at steeply discounted prices. 
  • Friendly, professional processing experts to assist you with questions.

Let the Council analyze your recent credit card processing statements to see how much money they can save you. NYPTA members receive an EMV / Contactless Pay enabled terminal for $50 (valued at $500) when they join NYPTA’s processing program through the Retail Council.


Contact Nicholl Bautochka at (800) 442-3589 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST) or for more information. You can also learn more about this program at

*Terms and conditions apply. Please call for details. The Credit Card Processing Program is administered by Retail Council Services Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Retail Council of New York State. Merchant agreement is with Global Payments Direct, Inc. RCSC is a member of the Electronic Transactions Association.

Employee benefit services through the wladis companies, inc.:

The NYPTA has partnered with the Wladis Companies to provide its members with access to a full service benefits broker.  The Wladis Companies can help members administer the following types of employee benefit plans:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Group Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Vision Insurance
  • NYS Statutory Disability and Paid Family Leave

In addition to benefits administration, members who work with the Wladis Companies will also have access to:

  • Human Resources Support (including employee handbook support)
  • Compliance Support
  • COBRA Administration
  • Online Enrollment and Benefits Administration Tools
  • A Dedicated Service Team
  • Annual Reviews of Your Benefits Package

For more information please contact Patrick Coleman CLU® by phone at 1-800-724-0124 or email, or visit the Wladis Companies' website at:

 Benefits of Membership:

  • Discounted registration rates for conferences and district continuing education events
  • Weekly e-newsletter with pertinent, up-to-date information (HotPoints)
  • Bi-monthly Empire State Physical Therapy Newsletter
  • High-profile political representation and lobbying
  • Leadership Development Workshops
  • Mailing labels at reduced rates – hard copy or excel file
  • Access to Continuing Education certificates for NYPTA Sponsored programs – kept on file for 5 years
  • Career Center
  • Sponsored awards, scholarships and research grants
  • Directors’ Intern Program for PT and PTA Students
  • Access to Chapter Office Staff
  • Access to Benefits offered by the APTA 


Committee Members

  • Liz Barberetti, PT,Chair
  • Nate Mosher, PT, DPT, MS, MHA Board Liaison
  • Sandra MacFarlane, PT, DPT
  • Gurpreet Singh, PT
  • Larry Flowers, PTA

    Staff Liaison:

    Adilah Abdul-Matin

membership committee resources

Membership Committee Manual

membership liaison training document

membership liaison powerpoint

Membership Liaison Training Video



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