As a Healthfirst employee, you will be a part of a thriving, collaborative community that is making new waves in the healthcare industry.
We cultivate our high performance culture, provide a top-notch Total Rewards Benefits Program, and focus on career growth because we believe that our employees are our best investment.
Here are some of the top reasons our employees love working at Healthfirst:
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.
Our unique culture and one-of-a-kind business model helps us achieve our goal of becoming the preeminent health plan in our market.
Our culture drivers lead our business strategy and the goals of each project at the individual, departmental, and company levels. In 2014, our employees collectively defined the key drivers of our culture as:
- Dream Big, Plan Wisely
- Break Down Walls
- Think Critically, Speak up, Deliver with Pride
- Inspire through Trust, Lead by Example
- Be Unstoppable
Our executives are committed to defining our culture as one that fosters and rewards leadership at all levels and recognizes the unique abilities each employee brings to work every day.
We actively seek out team members who will add to our dynamic environment, emerging strategy, and forward momentum.
Our Total Rewards Benefits Program is focused on providing employees with the services and support they need. Our employee benefits include:
We offer competitive compensation based on employee performance. Employee compensation is comprised of a base salary and added incentives and bonuses that are determined by each employee’s role and department.
Healthfirst provides high quality, comprehensive healthcare coverage to minimize the financial impact of medical costs for employees and their family members. An employee’s contribution is calculated based on plan election, who is being insured, and annual salary. Healthfirst makes a substantial contribution per employee per year for both medical and dental benefits. Healthfirst also offers voluntary vision insurance.
Healthfirst offers a generous 401(k) retirement plan for employees, who may begin deferring a salary percentage to the plan immediately after date of hire. Employees’ 401(k) deferrals are always 100% vested. After one year of service, Healthfirst will match employees’ contributions up to 6% of his or her annual salary. The match is immediately vested.
PTO is competitive and calculated based on length of service and position within the company. Healthfirst employees receive 8 paid holidays per year.
Each of our employees enjoys structured 1-on-1 meetings with managers to discuss projects, tasks, goals, and how to maintain high performance.
Healthfirst University (HFU) provides instructor-led classroom training sessions including courses on interpersonal and leadership skills and various topics that support career development.
In addition, our Center of Employee Excellence is dedicated to providing new and innovative ways to keep our employees engaged, energized, and learning.
Healthfirst offers Basic Life Insurance in the amount of one (1) times annual earnings (up to a maximum benefit of $500,000). Spouses and domestic partners are covered at $10,000, and children at $4,000. Healthfirst also makes contributions to short-term disability plans for employees during each year of service. Elective supplemental life insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), and long-term disability plans are also available.
Annual bonuses are our opportunity to reward our employees for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. Employees’ bonuses are determined by individual and team performance as well as annual salary.
Employees can make elective pre-tax contributions to Health Savings Account (HSA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and WageWorks commuter benefits plans.
Healthfirst offers tuition reimbursement for select undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education. We also provide 300+ in-house, instructor-led courses through our Online Learning System (OLS).
We know that the health and wellness of our employees is directly related to the health of our community and culture. We offer a variety of wellness benefits, including subsidized fitness classes and discounts on local gym memberships including New York Sports Club, Equinox, LA Fitness, and more.
We offer on-site flu shots and health fairs, as well as programs for Tobacco Cessation, Weight Watchers at Work, and online LifeCoach counseling. We frequently sponsor company-wide volunteer and social events and company sports teams.
Our Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) is available 24/7 for employees looking for confidential personal, work-related, and emotional support.