Celebrating and Showcasing the Creative Talent of the Seniors in Chinatown
BROOKLYN, NY (July 17, 2018) – Healthfirst, the largest not-for-profit health insurance plan in New York City, is proud to announce that it has joined with New York City and Citi Bike to make its bike-sharing service more accessible than ever to New Yorkers. The program extends the $5.00 per month Citi Bike membership, previously available to NYCHA residents, to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients too, expanding access to Citi Bike for more than 1.8 million New Yorkers.
The initiative was announced this morning at a press conference at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation on Fulton Street in Brooklyn. The press conference, which was followed by a ride to the nearby Healthfirst Community Office, included Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Assistant Commissioner K. Torian Easterling, Department of Social Services Executive Deputy Commissioner Gary Jenkins, and other community leaders.
“We are proud to support the expansion of Citi Bike among New Yorkers who can benefit most from affordable access to transportation,” said George Hulse, Vice President of Community Engagement.
“As we celebrate 25 years as a trusted partner to our members, providers and sponsor hospitals, this new partnership reaffirms our commitment to helping people live healthier lives — one person – and now one Citi Bike rider – at a time.”
To find out more, please visit the Healthfirst community offices at 28 East Broadway, 5th Floor; 128 Mott Street, Room 407 (in Chinatown); 37-02 Main Street (office hours are 10am to 6:30pm daily); 41-60 Main Street, Rooms 201 and 311 (in Flushing); and 5324 7th Avenue (in Brooklyn). Office hours are from 9am to 5:30pm daily.
Brought to you by Healthfirst, Inc. and CAIPA. Competition prizes are generously funded by the Tsung Tsin Association. One entry per person. No purchase required.
Healthfirst was founded in 1993 as a not-for-profit corporation sponsored by New York’s leading hospitals. The plan works to meet its members’ diverse needs for quality and affordable care by aligning its goals and incentives with its partners who deliver care. This pioneering approach has spurred the plan’s growth and today, 1 in 8 New Yorkers use Healthfirst’s Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and long-term care plans; qualified health plans; or individual or small group plans.
For more information on Healthfirst, visit www.healthfirst.org.
About Chinese American Independent Practice Association, Inc. (CAIPA)
Established in 1998, CAIPA is a provider network organization that offers residents of New York City, particularly Asian-Americans, a group of high-quality and cost-effective multi-specialties doctors help them manage their health and well-being. CAIPA has over 700 members and affiliated professionals serving more than 300,000 residents in the Asian-American communities.