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Breathe Easy

EmblemHealth celebrates this annual event that encourages smokers to quit! Take steps toward a healthier life by joining the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout®. By quitting — even for one day — you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life — one that can…

Maintaining the Emotional

Watch the fifth video from the series, “You Are Not Alone,” and learn how professional support groups are available to help you maintain your emotional balance while caring for a loved one.

To learn more about EmblemHealth’s Caregiving initiative, see…

Do You Know Your Health Plan Better Than the Average New Yorker?

By Sally Poblete, Founder and CEO, Wellthie

Open enrollment is underway and more individuals and families are purchasing insurance than ever before. But enrolling in a health plan doesn’t necessarily translate to knowing how to use it. If you find your health insurance complicated and the terminology overwhelming you’re not alone: a recent study found…

Maintaining the Physical

In this fourth video from the series, “You Are Not Alone,” EmblemHealth’s Greg Johnson, details the many resources that can help make caring for yourself and others easier. To learn more about EmblemHealth’s Caregiving initiative, see a related article, “Silent Patients” and watch the previous episodes in the series,“You Are Not Alone.”

Sautéed Vegetable Medley

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. In combination with daily exercise, it can contribute to a very fulfilling, and long life. Now that the weather is cold, keep your energy up with vitamin-rich vegetables like parsnips, leeks and habanero peppers. Parsnips are rich in dietary fiber and potassium. Just one cup of this sweet,…

The Many Faces of Family Caregiving

A family caregiver can be anyone: male or female, and of any age or background. In this third video from the series, “You Are Not Alone,” EmblemHealth’s Gregory Johnson explains the many faces of caregiving. To learn more about EmblemHealth’s Caregiving initiative, see a related article, “Silent Patients” and watch the previous episodes in the…

Affordability, Benefits, Choice

By Richard Densing, Vice President, Government Programs & Individual Sales EmblemHealth

November 1, 2015, marks the third open enrollment season for New York and my second with EmblemHealth. I’m proud to continue EmblemHealth’s mission of providing access to quality, affordable health care to the people of New York…

Families of Origin, Families of Choice

We are all part of a family, whether it’s a family of origin (relatives) or a family of choice (friends, neighbors, social group). Watch the second video in the series, “You Are Not Alone” with EmblemHealth’s Gregory Johnson. He builds upon what a family of choice really means and how these special individuals can make…

Celebrating a Life’s Work with Family Caregiving

EmblemHealth congratulates Rev. Gregory L. Johnson, senior advisor for family caregiving: office of the CEO, who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network’s (HCCN) annual Wholeness of Life Gala on November 5…

Thank You

EmblemHealth proudly celebrates the 1.4 million brave men and women in New York who have served our country. We honor the veterans from previous generations, welcome home those abroad and respect our future service men and women — thank you all for your tireless dedication to America.

You Are Not Alone: Introduction to the World of Family Caregiving

“You Are Not Alone” is a video series from Care for the Family Caregiver. This video series contains eight 10-minute conversations with EmblemHealth’s Gregory Johnson, Senior Advisor for Family Caregiving; Office of the CEO. This first video in the series explores what caregiving means and how the family caregiver, also known as the “silent patient,”…

The Silent Patients

By Gregory Johnson, Senior Advisor for Family Caregiving; Office of the CEO

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to honor and reflect on the often forgotten or silent patients: caregivers. Research shows that the burdens of being an unpaid family caregiver…

City Parks Foundation

City Parks Foundation is Helping New Yorkers

By Heather Lubov, Executive Director, City Parks Foundation

At City Parks Foundation (CPF), we work in more than 300 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City’s five boroughs to promote healthy and vibrant communities…

Recognition for Electronic Payment Systems to Providers

EmblemHealth has achieved Phase III CAQH Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE®) Certification, a voluntary certification program widely viewed as the industry “gold standard.” In the New York City metro area, EmblemHealth is one of only two health plans — and the only nonprofit plan — to achieve this certification. “This is a…

" Healthy eating habits are the foundation of health. Our choice of what we eat and how large our portions are can reduce our risk of chronic diseases and cancer. "Dr. Scott Breidbart, Chief Clinical Officer, EmblemHealth

National Eating Healthy Day

Celebrate with the American Heart Association! November 4, 2015, marks National Eating Healthy Day — a day to bring awareness towards healthier food choices. At EmblemHealth we honor this day and encourage all to take small steps towards healthier living. Eating healthy helps reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and…

New York State Passes CARE Act

New York State recently passed the CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act, which will go into effect late April 2016. It requires general hospitals to allow patients an opportunity to designate — upon admission to a hospital — a caregiver in the their medical record. It also requires the hospital to notify and offer to…