Care for the Family Caregiver Initiative Hosts First Panel Discussion

Yesterday, EmblemHealth’s Care for the Family Caregiver Initiative hosted its first Caregiver Panel discussion for Emblem employees. Members of the New York City Partnership for Family Caregiver Corps (NYCP4FC) discussed the challenges associated with becoming a family caregiver, and in an effort to prevent caregivers from becoming care recipients, offered strategies to help manage the…

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ACPNY Appoints Navarra Rodriguez, M.D. as New President and CMO

AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) — one of the largest multispecialty practices in the New York metropolitan area, and partner of EmblemHealth — announced that Navarra Rodriguez, M.D. is its new President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at ACPNY and Officer of EmblemHealth. As President and CMO of ACPNY, Dr. Rodriguez will oversee all medical leadership and…

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Seasonal Flu and Vaccines

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the influenza (flu) virus causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths every year. The flu vaccine (shot) is the single best way to prevent seasonal flu. That’s why it’s important to get your flu vaccine each year. The flu…

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Innovation & The Internet of Health Care: Karen Ignagni at SVB HealthTech

On September 8, Karen Ignagni, President & CEO, EmblemHealth, joined Vivek Garipalli, CEO, Clover Health, in a fireside chat at the Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB) HealthTech conference in New York, moderated by Bloomberg News’ Sasha Damouni Ellis. Featuring speakers from Cleveland Clinic, ZocDoc and Johnson & Johnson, SVB HealthTech examined how rapidly-changing technologies — including…

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Raising Awareness to Combat Domestic Violence

Throughout September, EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care will host “Parent Workshops on Dating Violence Prevention and Healthy Relationships,” to raise awareness about ways to combat domestic violence — a program delivered by the New York City Mayor’s Office. The workshop was introduced to Neighborhood Care by Dr. Sander Koyfman, Medical Director of Behavioral Health, in effort to…

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

No grill? No problem! These pulled chicken lettuce wraps are Labor Day barbecue-ready and can be made in a slow cooker. Total Time: 5-8 hours depending on slow cooker temperature | Yield: 8 servings Materials: Slow cooker Cutting board Forks (2) Ingredients: 3 pounds skinless chicken breasts 2 cups fat-free chicken broth ½ teaspoon black…

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Back to School Vaccine Safety

To ensure your child is well prepared for the new school year, schedule a well-child visit with your family physician. It’s a perfect time to address important health issues that may impact your child’s school year, including age-appropriate vaccines. Vaccines are the best defense against contagious diseases, such as the flu, measles and pneumonia. They…

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Hitting the Trails for National Parks Month?

For your next hiking trip, here are a few things you should remember to pack . Also, to protect your skin from UV rays and insect bites the CDC recommends applying sunscreen before using bug spray.

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Farmers Markets — So Much More Than Just Fresh Food

Why Shop at a Farmers Market? Summer and fall are great times to visit a local farmers market. It’s a place to find fruits and vegetables at the peak of freshness, as well as fish, locally grown flowers and skin care products. You’ll even get to meet the people who grow the food you buy….

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CDC Recognizes EmblemHealth for Diabetes Prevention Program

Today, EmblemHealth became the first U.S. health insurer to receive full recognition from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention for its Diabetes Prevention Program in New York City. The program is offered in both English and Spanish and led by trained lifestyle coaches. Launched in 2012, the CDC-led National DPP is based on research…

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5 Ways to Eat Healthier at Outdoor Festivals

By Katherine F. Harris, RDN, CDN, CDE, CPT, AdvantageCare Physicians

Summertime means outdoor festivals for New Yorkers — ice cream, corndogs, soda and more. They might be delicious, but healthy? Not so much. So, how can you try and stick to your diet, or simply eat healthier at outdoor festivals this summer? In addition to…

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Therapy Animals: Natural Healers

By Diane Petchesky-Buffolino, Senior Communications Specialist, EmblemHealth

When Meghan Dyer, E-Correspondence Representative, EmblemHealth, adopted Jetta, a female mixed-breed puppy from a Syracuse shelter, she never guessed how it would change her life. Meghan was working at a residential facility where an adolescent girl with a strong affinity for animals was being treated. The girl’s therapist…

NYC Encourages New Yorkers to Drink Tap Water

The New York City Department of Health used little New Yorkers in its most recent video ad campaign, “Drink NYC Tap Water,” to encourage people to drink more water and less sugar-based drinks. NYC Health states that today, Americans consume approximately 300 more calories a day than they did 30 years ago. And, nearly half…

Grand Opening ACPNY Express

On July 20, EmblemHealth and AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) celebrated the opening of the first ACPNY Express, which provides holistic health and wellness support to City of New York employees. Emblem and ACPNY’s leadership were joined by City and Union leaders for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening, followed by tours of the new facility…

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Stay Safe While Having Fun This Summer!

Whether grilling for a weekend barbeque or jogging after work, use the following tips to help keep you, your family and friends safe during the hot summer months. Keep your eyes and skin safe with sun protective clothing and sunglasses. These defenses can block close to 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. In addition to…

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Expanding Access to Health Care for City of New York Workers

By Karen Ignagni, President and Chief Executive Officer, EmblemHealth and Russell C. Petrella, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, AdvantageCare Physicians

EmblemHealth and AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) are opening the first ACPNY Express to support the holistic health and wellness of City of New York employees. We are proud to strengthen our companies’ joint commitment to the City and to offer its workers another convenient way to access medical care and wellness programs. EmblemHealth’s partnership with the City of New York and its…

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Achieving Success and Sustainability with Health Care Exchanges

Jay Sheehy, Senior Vice President, Product Innovation, EmblemHealth, recently spoke on a panel alongside executives from Kaiser Permanente, Community Health Options and Florida Blue at the 7th Annual World Congress Private and Public Exchange Summit in Washington, DC. Paul Wingle, panel moderator and Aetna’s Executive Director, Individual Business and Public Exchange Operations and Strategy, kicked…

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EmblemHealth Pharmacies Provide One-Stop-Shop Experience

Did you know that EmblemHealth has its own branded pharmacy locations? EmblemHealth Pharmacies have been serving New York City and Long Island communities for more than 50 years. While EmblemHealth owns the pharmacies, they are not restricted to members and are open to the public. Most major insurance plans, as well as union and government…

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Improving the Consumer Experience

How Health Plans Can Better Engage Consumers

The American Journal of Managed Care recently spoke with Jay Sheehy, Senior Vice President, Product Innovation, EmblemHealth, about how consumer segmentation can drive effective engagement and member retention. To engage with individuals, health care companies need to leverage technology to create data-driven strategies that center around consumers’ wants and…