More than the Title: Meet the Problem Solver

This leadership series will introduce you to the men and women who drive EmblemHealth forward – their hobbies, passions and how they got where they are today. EmblemHealth is a local, neighborhood health plan that has served the New York City area and surrounding communities for more than 75 years. That’s the kind of experience…

Winter Storm Tips for Family Caregivers

Being ready for a winter storm is especially important for caregivers who are responsible for their loved ones. Here are some things that you can do to be prepared: Don’t hesitate to reach out to your relatives, neighbors, friends, medical team and spiritual family for help and be specific about what they can do. Make…

Five Quick Breakfast Recipes for Kids

We’re celebrating National Nutrition Month with healthy, easy-to-make breakfasts. Check out these quick recipes for kids and kids-at-heart! Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Ingredients 1 large banana Dash of ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons peanut butter 2 slices whole wheat bread 1 teaspoon coconut or olive oil Directions Spread peanut butter on both slices of…

Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Parfait

Whether you’re having friends over for brunch or looking for a grab-and-go breakfast, this strawberry parfait is easy to make and high in calcium, protein and vitamin C. The recipe makes two pints of roasted strawberries that can also be used in salads and as dessert toppings. Tools you’ll need: One large baking dish A…

Recipe: Gluten-Free Flax and Chia Seed Muffins

National Muffin Day is a great time to celebrate the wonders of flax and chia seeds. Here’s a gluten-free recipe that can help you prevent heart disease and diabetes. Tools you’ll need: 12-cup large muffin pan Two bowls Stand or hand mixer One grater Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour 3/4 cup ground flax…

Take Care of Your Heart!

February marks American Heart Month. This is the perfect time to remind you of one of the best ways to care for your own heart – have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis and keep it under control. What is blood pressure? Blood pressure measures how hard your heart has to work to…

Population Health Summit

EmblemHealth Represented at Population Health Summit

Kerri Tamer, Lead Quality Improvement Specialist at EmblemHealth was grateful for the opportunity to represent the company at the fourth annual New York Population Health Summit, “Working Across Sectors to Address Social Determinants of Health.” The event was held on December 12, 2016 at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City. EmblemHealth presented…

health deadline

Last Chance to Enroll in a Plan for 2017

There is still time to renew or enroll in a health plan for 2017. The deadline is January 31! Choose from one of our many EmblemHealth plans: New plans with dental and vision care for adults and children Plans with free primary care visits and free generic drugs Plans with $0 or low monthly payments,…

health insurance deadline extended

Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline Extension

You now have until January 18 to enroll in or renew health insurance coverage beginning February 1, 2017. Have you made your health insurance selections for 2017? There’s good news – you now have three extra days to get coverage that starts on February 1! The NY State of Health Marketplace has extended the deadline…

Meditation for Beginners

Meditation for Beginners

The Mind-Body Connection

By Jennifer Licari, Senior Healthcare Solution Specialist, EmblemHealth

Meditation—the ancient practice of quieting the mind—can greatly enhance our daily lives. Originating in the India/Pakistan region more than 5,000 years ago, meditation is said to bring calmness and openness to your entire being, leaving you with a strong sense of self and connection. When our lives get busy, we choose to put this practice on the back burner. However through meditation you can achieve…

Healthy Holiday Recipe: Italian Rainbow Cookies

“These cookies are family tradition! I’ve adapted them to be healthier, but wanted to still keep the dolcini tre colori classic flavor.” -Olivia Fischetti, Digital Strategy Manager at EmblemHealth Tools you’ll need: Three 13x9x2 metal baking pans Foil Vegetable shortening for prep Three bowls Stand or hand mixer Pastry brush Ingredients: 2 cups vegan or…

Watching Your Cholesterol During the Holidays

The holiday season is all about family, friends and food! While it is tempting to eat the fatty foods that await you, it is important to be mindful of your cholesterol intake, especially if you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol. Total cholesterol is made up of HDL (“good”) cholesterol, LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides….

Healthy Holiday Recipe: Apple and Gingerbread Oatmeal Bake

“I feel like breakfast always gets the short end of the stick during the holidays- everyone’s always getting ready to eat a dinner feast of savory sides and entrée. But let’s not forget that breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”

-Recipe by Jinni Baek, Enterprise Marketing Specialist at EmblemHealth

What Can the Flu Shot Do for You?

The types of flu virus (known as strains) that are around each year can vary. The flu vaccine is made before it is needed based on strains expected in the upcoming season. You will need this year’s flu vaccine to fight this year’s seasonal flu. You never know what the flu shot can do for…

Ignagni

Event Roundup: Karen Ignagni on Post-Election Health Care & Innovation Opportunities

Last month, Karen Ignagni, EmblemHealth President and CEO, participated in several live and televised discussions with policymakers, academics and executives on the post-election health care landscape and opportunities for innovation and collaboration. On November 16, Ignagni, along with Scott Paul, President, Alliance for American Manufacturing, and Maya MacGunieas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget,…

Diabetes Awareness

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. As November is Diabetes Awareness Month — and the start of the holiday season — it’s important to raise awareness of this growing disease and encourage all to eat healthy. Recent studies have found that 86…

A Caregiver’s Checklist

November is National Family Caregivers Month. Nearly 50 million Americans will provide care to a chronically ill, aged or disabled family member in any given year, meaning we may all be family caregivers at some point. When it comes time for you to lend a helping hand, here is a list of questions to ask when…