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EmblemHealth's CEO Honored at City & State's "Above & Beyond" Awards Ceremony

NEW YORK, NY (April 1, 2016) — City & State, the New York government and policy news media outlet, selected EmblemHealth's CEO, Karen Ignagni, as an honoree at the fifth annual "Above & Beyond" awards gala, which was held last night in New York City. Above & Beyond is an annual celebration that honors 25 exceptional New York women in the fields of public service, business, organized labor, nonprofit and media.

"I am honored to receive this award. As someone relatively new to New York, it means a great deal to be recognized alongside some of New York's most talented, hard-working community leaders," said Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of EmblemHealth.

Maya Wiley, counsel to the Mayor Bill de Blasio, delivered the keynote at the event. Honorees this year include (in alphabetical order):

Nisha Agarwal
Mayor's Office for Immigrant Affairs

Amanda Norejko
Sanctuary for Families, CBWLS

Marisol Alcantra
NYS Nurses Association

Ana Oliveria
New York Women’s Foundation

Michelle Anderson
The CUNY School of Law

Eunic Ortiz
Stonewall Democrats of New York City/1199 SEIU

Lou-Ellen Barkan
CaringKind

Christine Quinn
WIN

Evelyn DeJesus
United Federation of Teachers

Victoria Schneps-Yunis
Schneps Communications

Beth Finkel
AARP New York

Suzanne Shank
Siebert Brandford Shank & Co.

Jennifer Goodstein
NYC Community Media, LLC

Nancy True
Local 237, IBT

Karen Ignagni
EmblemHealth

Erica Vargas
District Council 37

Camille Joseph
Office of New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer

Audrey Weiner
The New Jewish Home

Elizabeth Jensen
NPR

Veronica White
Bloomberg L.P.

Lesley A. Massiah-Arthur
Fordham University

Molly Williams
Pfizer

Jeanne Mullgrav
Capalino+Company

Cheryl Wills
New York 1 News

EmblemHealth is a 75-year-old not-for-profit New York health plan serving 3.1 million people in the New York tristate area. Ms. Ignagni became Emblem's CEO in September of 2015; she previously served as the President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the insurance industry association that represents health plans providing benefits to more than 200 million Americans.

About EmblemHealth
EmblemHealth, one of the nation's largest nonprofit health plans, serves 3.1 million people who live and work across the New York tristate area. The company offers quality, affordable health benefits to consumers, employers and government purchasers as well as coverage for prescription drugs, dental and vision care. EmblemHealth utilizes a choice of quality networks to deliver personalized, coordinated care while leading the market in value-based delivery. For more information, visit www.emblemhealth.com.

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