No One Knows New Yorkers Better Than We Do

For more than 25 years, Healthfirst has been serving New Yorkers. We helped pioneer the value-based healthcare model—where hospitals and physicians are paid based on patient outcomes—because our company was founded on the belief that insurers need to be true partners in the health system.

We’ve grown into New York’s largest not-for-profit health insurer, offering high-quality, affordable plans to fit every life stage, including Medicaid plans, Medicare Advantage plans, long-term care plans, qualified health plans, and individual and small group plans. We proudly serve members in New York City and on Long Island, as well as in Westchester, Sullivan, Orange, and Rockland counties. To learn more about Healthfirst visit our video library.

  • 1.7

    Million Members

  • 40,000+

    Providers

  • 80+

    Participating Hospitals

  • 23

    Community Offices

  • 4,500

    Employees

Good Health Takes Community Commitment

From neighborhood health fairs to our Wellness Partnership with Citi Bike®, it takes dedication to community relationships to make access to healthcare better for New Yorkers. We strive to help our members navigate the healthcare system, and we work in partnership with hundreds of local organizations to promote healthier, active communities.

Our Leadership

Our executives lead a team of professionals committed to putting our members first.

  • Pat Wang

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Biography
  • John J. Bermel

    Chief Financial Officer

    Biography
  • John J. Hackendorn

    Vice President, Compliance and Audit, Chief Compliance Officer

    Biography
  • Sean Kane

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Biography
  • Errol L. Pierre

    SVP, State Programs

    Biography
  • Jay Schechtman, M.D., M.B.A

    Chief Clinical Officer

    Biography
  • G.T. Sweeney

    Chief Information Officer

    Biography
  • Linda Tiano

    Chief Legal & Privacy Officer, General Counsel

    Biography

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May 09, 2022

Healthfirst Reports Privacy Incident Impacting 5,048 Mem... Read more

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Dec 16, 2021

Dr. Susan Beane discusses closing equity gaps

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Dec 14, 2021

Pat Wang–Healthfirst President & CEO–welcomes the @nycHealthy comprehensive report that provides detailed insight into the health of the Asian & Pacific Islander (API) communities, broken down by ancestry. Access the full report here: https://on.nyc.gov/30o1gGx

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Nov 18, 2021

Healthfirst ADVANCE Health Equity Approach Grounded in ... Read more

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Oct 26, 2021

You deserve a plan with money-saving benefits. See how our $0 Medicare Advantage plans make it easier to get the care you need. To find a plan that could reduce your costs, be sure to visit

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Oct 22, 2021

Statement from Healthfirst in Response to NYC Board of H... Read more

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Oct 15, 2021

Healthfirst’s SVP of Medicare, Jen Cohen-Smith, spoke with @BronxnetTV about how to choose the best #MedicareAdvantage plan for your needs. See the full the full interview at this link: https://myhf.org/3H13Fa3

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Oct 01, 2021

第一保健2022年老人醫療保險Medicare Advantage... Read more

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Sep 15, 2021

Healthfirst Offers Members No-Cost Flu Shots Read more

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May 18, 2021

Healthfirst Supports the Hope Against Hate Campaign to ... Read more

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Feb 26, 2021

Statement from Healthfirst Condemning Discrimination Aga... Read more

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Jan 14, 2021

We join our fellow New Yorkers in mourning the 17 lives that were lost in the Bronx building fire. Join us & donate to the @NYCMayorsFund, where 100% of the donations will go towards supporting the impacted families. We'll get through this together. https://on.nyc.gov/33o8YS6

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Nov 19, 2020

Healthfirst Offers New Shopping and Enrollment Experienc... Read more

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Sep 29, 2020

Healthfirst Offers Members Free Flu Shots Read more

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Aug 27, 2020

HEALTHFIRST AND LYFT TEAMING UP TO OFFER FREE CITI BIKE... Read more

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Jun 02, 2020

Statement from Healthfirst on the Social Unrest in Our C... Read more

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Jan 27, 2020

Mount Sinai, Institute for Community Living (ICL), and H... Read more

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Oct 24, 2019

Healthfirst Offers Members Free Flu Shots Read more

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Aug 21, 2019

We hope you joined us at our Health is Wealth panel at the annual #Source360 block party #inBrooklyn! Continue to follow us here to find out where to meet us at the next community event! #inthecommunity #HealthfirstNY #HFNY #Brooklyn

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Jul 09, 2019

Healthfirst Expands into Orange and Sullivan Counties in... Read more

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Mar 18, 2019

Healthfirst Helps You Get Answers to Your Questions

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Oct 08, 2018

Healthfirst Launches Health & Wellness Expo in Queens Read more

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Jun 06, 2022

HEALTHFIRST HOLDS HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO IN THE BRONX Read more

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Apr 22, 2022

Earlier this week, our President and CEO, Pat Wang joine... Read more

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Dec 15, 2021

Healthfirst CIO GT Sweeney spoke with @BronxnetTV about our collaboration with @GalaxESolutions to bring #techjobs & training to the #Bronx. Watch to learn why this collaboration aligns with our commitment to improving the quality of life for New Yorkers: https://myhf.org/33HTVTZ

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Dec 13, 2021

Jen Cohen-Smith–Healthfirst SVP, Medicare–was named to @CityAndStateNY's Responsible 100 list that recognizes leaders who actively make New York a better place. Join us in saluting Cohen-Smith for being a socially responsible New Yorker! https://bit.ly/3DVv9eW

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Dec 01, 2021

Healthfirst and GalaxE.Solutions work together to bring ... Read more

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Oct 26, 2021

Are you 65 years old, or someone under 65 with disabilities, and in need of health insurance?

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Oct 26, 2021

Healthfirst President and CEO Pat Wang responds to the NYC Board of Health’s declaration of racism as a #publichealth crisis by affirming that it's our collective obligation to address the underlying causes that have led us to this point: https://myhf.org/3C7Wk6i #healthcareequity

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Oct 19, 2021

Healthfirst Helps Make It Easier for People to Understa... Read more

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Oct 01, 2021

Healthfirst Announces New OTC Plus Card—with More Ways... Read more

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Oct 01, 2021

Healthfirst anuncia su nueva tarjeta OTC Plus, con más ... Read more

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Sep 03, 2021

The Benefits & Challenges of In-person Learning During C... Read more

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Mar 10, 2021

Healthfirst Mourns the Loss of Don Ashkenase our Former ... Read more

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Feb 24, 2021

Healthfirst Reports Increased Financial Support to NY Ho... Read more

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Jan 13, 2021

The New York Black Nurses Association (NYBNA) recently held its 50th Anniversary Luncheon. As part of the celebration, seven nursing students were awarded scholarships to help them continue their studies. At Healthfirst, we know how vital nurses are and we’re proud to have sponsored a NYBNA scholarship recipient in order to support the next generation of diverse nursing professionals. Join us in congratulating NYBNA for its commitment to growing the number of Black nurses in the healthcare field.

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Oct 27, 2020

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Sep 21, 2020

Statement from Healthfirst on the Importance of Completi... Read more

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Aug 17, 2020

Healthfirst's 2020 Brand Campaign Reinforces its Commitm... Read more

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May 07, 2020

Thank You to Our Hospital Partners on the Front Lines Read more

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Dec 11, 2019

Healthfirst Opens its First Retail Location in the Mid-H... Read more

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Sep 05, 2019

Stop by our booth at #CircleOfSisters THIS Sat., Sept. 7! Get active w/ #fitness instructor, Leo Wright; enjoy the music; & try some healthy juices. See you at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th St. from 10am-10pm! @WBLS1075NYC #healthyliving

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Aug 14, 2019

Statement From Healthfirst on Trump Administration Publi... Read more

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May 24, 2019

Healthfirst Reports Privacy Breach Impacting 1,811 Membe... Read more

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Mar 11, 2019

Healthfirst Teams Up with NowPow to Drive Better Health ... Read more

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Sep 18, 2018

Healthfirst Community Office Opens in Hempstead Read more

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May 13, 2022

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has announced the a... Read more

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Mar 25, 2022

Health Equity: Activating Meaningful Change

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Dec 15, 2021

@errollpierre–Healthfirst's SVP, State Programs–spoke with @kellykinkaid of @SwaysUniverse about the importance of reducing the #Blackmaternalmortality rate. Listen to the segment, which also features health @CoachGessie & Charles Johnson of @4kira4moms: https://myhf.org/3GHge9S

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Oct 26, 2021

Join countless others who are getting a #flushot to stay healthy. Visit one of our #FluVaccine Clinics in Brooklyn, Upper Manhattan, White Plains, & more. Can't attend one of the clinics? Find a local pharmacy where you can get the shot at no cost here: http://MyHF.org/HFNoFlu

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Oct 25, 2021

It's #PrEPAwareWeek. We'll share info about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), a pill that can help prevent the spread of #HIV in people who haven't yet been exposed. See @HealthNYGov’s http://PrEPforSex.org site & talk to your doctor to have questions answered about your health.

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Oct 15, 2021

Healthfirst Plans Receive 4-Star Rating (out of 5 stars)... Read more

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Oct 01, 2021

第一保健2022年老人醫療保險Medicare Advantage... Read more

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Sep 22, 2021

Healthfirst Offers First Ride Free on Citi Bike Beginnin... Read more

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Aug 03, 2021

Healthfirst is Making Available a Special Offer to Help... Read more

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Mar 03, 2021

Healthfirst Gives Members Access to Healthy Foods and Pr... Read more

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Feb 16, 2021

Pat Wang, President & CEO of Healthfirst Named to Modern... Read more

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Dec 15, 2020

Healthfirst To Address Food Insecurity Through Holiday D... Read more

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Oct 15, 2020

Healthfirst Announces Signature (HMO), Available for 202... Read more

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Sep 16, 2020

Healthfirst Ranks #1 Overall in 2019 Medicaid Quality Read more

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Jul 08, 2020

Healthfirst Continues to Advance Digital Tools with Laun... Read more

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Jan 30, 2020

Healthfirst and Nationshearing Team Up to Improve Access... Read more

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Nov 20, 2019

Healthfirst Opens its First Community Office in Westches... Read more

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Sep 04, 2019

Healthfirst Launches New Brand Campaign Read more

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Jul 30, 2019

Healthfirst and CAIPA Community Service Fund Announce th... Read more

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Mar 18, 2019

Did you know that a regular Pap test can save your life? Make sure you're not overdue for a screening. #cervicalcancerawareness #getscreened

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Oct 11, 2018

NYC DOT, Citi Bike, and Healthfirst Announce Free Ride D... Read more

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Sep 18, 2018

Healthfirst Opens New Community Office in Patchogue Read more