Healthfirst is a not-for-profit managed care organization sponsored by some of the most prestigious and nationally recognized hospitals and medical centers in New York. We are the #1 Quality Plan in NYC and LI.* Our mission is to provide high-quality healthcare coverage to individuals and families in our New York service areas through low-cost or free government-sponsored health insurance programs, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage.** Healthfirst also offers Leaf Plans--Qualified Health Plans on NY State of Health, New York’s health benefit exchange.
Established in 1993, Healthfirst has a unique hospital-sponsored business model, which 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.
Healthfirst strives to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve through close provider partnerships and strong community involvement. We are one of the fastest growing health plans in New York and New Jersey with over 900,000 members and a network of more than 24,000 providers.
Learn more about Healthfirst plans and programs:
- Healthfirst Leaf Plans
- Medicare Plans
- Child Health Plus
- Family Health Plus
- Medicaid Managed Care
- Healthy NY
*2013 Consumer Guide to Medicaid Managed Care in NY.
**Healthfirst’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Healthfirst Health Plan of New Jersey, Inc. (Healthfirst NJ), provides coverage to qualifying individuals and families living within our New Jersey service areas through Medicare Advantage plans and NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid.