Understand Your Annual Notice of Change and Evidence of Coverage

This month, you will receive your Annual Notice of Change and Evidence of Coverage materials. Take time to read these items so you can better understand how your plan works and what services are available. What is it? The Annual Notice of Change explains changes in your coverage for 2018. Your Evidence of Coverage gives details…

Flu Season Will Be Here Soon

Don’t wait until you’re suffering with body aches, fever and cough to think about a flu shot. We provide this to members at no cost. It’s the best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family from getting seriously ill. Stop by an AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) office for a flu shot. There are…

Explore NYC, Flu-Free: 5 City Spots to Visit This Fall

The flu virus spreads from person to person and, even if you try avoiding people who are sick, the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent infection and keep you active. Instead of staying home sick, get your flu shot and make the most of New York City this fall. We’ve rounded up a…

Back-To-School Health Checklist

All set for back-to-school? Here are six things you can do to help your child have a healthy start to the year. Schedule a Checkup: Schedule a back-to-school checkup with your child’s pediatrician. The doctor will review any health concerns and make sure your child’s vaccines are up-to-date. Go for an Eye Exam: Vision problems…

What You Need to Know About Asthma

What is Asthma? Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs. An “asthma attack” happens when something known as a trigger, bothers the lungs and causes them to swell, fill with mucus and narrow. This makes it hard for air to pass through the lungs. It then becomes hard to breathe, causing an asthma attack….

How EmblemHealth Adds Extra Value to Your Medicare Plan

Take Advantage of Your Plan Benefits Stay Healthy and Live Better As a member, you have access to our PATH health management programs to help you manage a chronic condition such as asthma, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary artery disease (CAD) or heart failure. These programs are confidential, voluntary and free. To learn…

Recipe: Ecuadorian Ceviche

We’re celebrating Ecuadorian Heritage Month with a traditional ceviche recipe. This low-calorie dish is a healthy option for people who cannot eat raw seafood. Tools you’ll need One large bowl One small bowl One skillet pan Ingredients 2 pounds of shrimp 2 red onions 4 tomatoes 1 green pepper Juice from 20 limes 3/4 cup…

Making an Impact for Women and Girls in New York

On August  2, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the State’s first-ever Council on Women and Girls to recognize and advance women’s rights across New York State. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, the New York State Council on Women and Girls will work to affect statewide policies and…

Recipe: Healthy Zucchini Lasagna

Here’s a way you can enjoy a homemade lasagna in a healthier way, while avoiding carbs! This recipe uses part-skim cheeses and includes flavorful sliced mushrooms, reducing the calories and fat that may come from other lasagna recipes. Ingredients Two 8-ounce packages sliced crimini (baby bella) mushrooms 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon olive oil…

Need to Visit a Specialist?

Know Where to Begin If you need to see a specialist, contact your primary care physician (PCP). You may need a referral to receive coverage for medical services. Primary care physicians (PCP) refer patients to specialists they know and trust. In most cases, your primary care physician (PCP) may refer you to another doctor in…

EmblemHealth’s 24-Hour Nurse Line

While you could spend hours researching health conditions online, the information that’s right for you should come directly from a health care professional. Through EmblemHealth’s 24-Hour Nurse Line, members can speak with an experienced, licensed nurse anytime. Call 1-877-444-7988 for confidential, one-on-one health counseling and accurate information to help you make informed health care decisions.

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Dr. Gary Goldstein Honored for Serving Community

Recently, Gary Goldstein, Director, Dental Program, and Doctor of Dental Surgery, in Albany, N.Y., was inducted as a fellow into the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Every year, the Pierre Fauchard Academy selects dentists Involved in community service from around the world to join as active fellows. These dentists have contributed to the art and science of…

Access Your Plan Info Online

Get free, secure, easy access to your plan information whenever and wherever you need it! Register or sign in to emblemhealth.com. Download our free mobile apps: myEmblemHealth Check your claims, copay and benefits information. Find a doctor. Change your primary care physician (PCP). Access your member ID card. View your payments and pay your premium….

Appoint a Representative to Manage Your Health Plan

Choose someone you trust to help access or manage your health plan; just complete the Authorization to Use or Disclose Protective Health Information Form. You can choose to have a representative (e.g., spouse, family member, caregiver) speak with us on your behalf. Just complete the form and renew it every year; just complete the form and…

Recipe: Oatmeal and Flax Seed Blueberry Muffin

We’re celebrating National Blueberry Muffin Day on July 11 with a recipe that includes the power of oatmeal and flax seed to curb bad (LDL) cholesterol. Tools you’ll need 16-cup large muffin pan One large bowl One small bowl One whisk A food processor One grater Ingredients 1 2/3 cups quick-cooking oats ⅔ cup all-purpose…

Sun Safety Tips

Protect yourself and your family this summer What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. It happens when damage to skin cells occurs, most often by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or tanning beds. While skin cancer is a very real threat, it’s the easiest cancer to treat,…

Five Easy Ways to Pay Your Monthly Premium

If you have an EmblemHealth premium, the amount you pay for your insurance every month, your payment is due the first of the month. Here are five ways you can pay your premium: Automatic deductions from your Social Security benefit check. Direct payment through your bank account. Visit emblemhealth.com, sign in to myEmblemHealth and click…

Save Money with your Pharmacy Benefits

Learn more about Part D prescription drug coverage at emblemhealth.com/pharmacy-medicare. If you’re an EmblemHealth Medicare member, search for medicines on your plan’s formulary. This is a list of covered drugs: Ask your doctor to prescribe a generic or low cost drug. Tiers 1 and 2 drugs have lower copays, the fixed amount that you pay…