We are one of the fastest growing health plans in New York, with over one million members and a network of thousands of providers.
Our programs and plans include Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare. In 2014, under the Affordable Care Act, we began offering commercial products on NY State of Health which allowed us to provide quality healthcare to a whole new community.
Healthfirst is sponsored by some of the most prestigious and nationally recognized hospitals and medical centers in New York City and Long Island.
In 2015, our Medicare Advantage plan and Qualified Health (Leaf) Plans became the highest rated health plans in New York City by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)* and the NY State of Health.**
* 4-star rating is for the 2015 plan year that runs from 1/1/15 through 12/31/15. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. Please visit www.medicare.gov for more information on CMS’ Star Ratings. ** 2015 Quality Rating by NY State of Health, the official health plan marketplace.
Healthfirst has a unique hospital-sponsored business model that allows us to reinvest in the not-for-profit and public health care system by returning the financial savings from our operational efficiencies to our hospital sponsors.
Our health insurance programs cover more than one million members including children, adults, seniors, and small businesses across New York City and areas of Long Island. We work closely with our sponsor hospitals to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare and promote healthy living in the communities we serve.
Healthfirst sponsors events such as the Healthfirst Healthy Living Program, the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, and the AIDS Walk. We also sponsor international outreach to Haiti and an annual humanitarian trip to the Dominican Republic.