EmblemHealth Pleased to Partner with the City of New York and its Unions to Expand Access to Innovative, Value-Based Care
New Agreement Provides Affordable, Value-Based Health Care to Nearly a Million New Yorkers
New York, NY (February 29, 2016) — EmblemHealth is pleased to partner with the City of New York and the Municipal Labor Committee to provide expanded access to innovative health care, as well as doing its part to support the City's goal of significant health care cost savings for NYC taxpayers. With a strong focus on preventive and primary care – such as $0 copays and telemedicine services – Emblem worked with the City and its Unions to develop innovative new benefits that will give City employees and their families improved access to care at the right time and right place.
“We are honored to partner with the City of New York and its Unions to offer the City's hard-working men and women affordable, value-based health care,” said Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of EmblemHealth. “This partnership highlights the City's innovative leadership by embracing value-based strategies to achieve both cost savings, and improved health care outcomes to employees and their families.”
The partnership represents the most significant changes to the City's health plans in approximately 30 years, and it is powered by Emblem's multispecialty physicians practice partner AdvantageCare Physicians.
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.