No One Knows New Yorkers Better Than We Do | Healthfirst

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, and Orange counties.

  • 1.36

    Million+ Members

  • 37,000+


  • 78

    Participating Hospitals

  • 22

    Community Offices

  • 4,400


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. Find out what we’re up to in your neighborhood here.

Our Leadership

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

  • Pat Wang

    President and Chief Executive Officer

  • John J. Bermel

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Steve Black

    Chief Operating Officer

  • John J. Hackendorn

    Vice President, Compliance and Audit, Chief Compliance Officer

  • Sean Kane

    Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Errol L. Pierre

    SVP, State Programs

  • Jay Schechtman, M.D., M.B.A

    Chief Clinical Officer

  • G.T. Sweeney

    Chief Information Officer

  • Linda Tiano

    Chief Legal & Privacy Officer, General Counsel



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Oct 24, 2019

Healthfirst Offers Members Free Flu Shots Read more

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

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

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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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

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