Healthfirst and 1199SEIU

Healthfirst welcomes 1199SEIU members

The 1199SEIU Home Care Benefit Fund is partnering with Healthfirst, a renowned leader in delivering healthcare services in New York, to provide you with access to quality health benefits.

This website will let you:

  • Schedule an appointment
  • View a summary of the health benefits
  • Explore the plan highlights
  • Verify that your primary care provider participates in the Healthfirst network
  • Check to see if your medications are covered by the plan

You may also schedule an appointment to speak with a dedicated Healthfirst representative over the phone for help with the enrollment process and answers to any questions you may have about the Essential Plan.

As an 1199SEIU member, your dedicated Outreach Coordinator is always available to support or assist you with any questions or concerns you have. You can contact your Coordinator at (646) 473-6930 or

The Essential Plan available through Healthfirst


monthly premium and no deductible

Do I qualify for this plan?

If you are an individual between the ages of 19 and 64 and are:

  • A resident of New York State
  • Making up to $37,650*
  • Ineligible for Medicaid, including because of immigration status

Plan benefits include:

  • No-cost annual checkups
  • Hospital, emergency room, and urgent care visits
  • Lab tests and X-rays
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Maternity coverage
  • No-cost dental and vision coverage
  • 24/7 access to care with telemedicine (Teladoc)
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Annual gym membership reimbursement§

View plan highlights

English     |     Español     |     中文     |     русский     |     kreyòl ayisyen

Are my drugs covered?

Is my provider in-network?

Get started with enrollment

Call: 1-888-300-7069

TTY English: 1-888-542-3821
TTY Español: 1-888-867-4132
Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm

Or schedule an appointment

Make an appointment to enroll by phone or in person.

Schedule an appointment

* The income limit shown is for a household size of one.
† Copays may apply. Dental services must be medically necessary to be covered; limitations apply.
‡ Telemedicine isn’t a replacement for your primary care provider (PCP). Your PCP should always be your first choice for care (both in-person and virtual visits).
§ Up to $200 per reward period. There are two reward periods—January through June, and July through December.
The income limit may increase based on your household size.
Coverage is provided by Healthfirst PHSP, Inc. Plans contain exclusions and limitations.
Essential Plans are for individuals and contain exclusions and limitations. Speak to a Healthfirst representative for qualification details or other plan options.

1086-23 EP23_15

Free Healthfirst Medicare guide―just for you!

Please share your contact information to receive your guide.