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….

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…

Don’t Forget Your Annual Checkup!

If you’re an EmblemHealth Medicare member, your  annual visit is covered with a $0 copay, the fixed amount that you pay for services, every 12 months. Regular preventive visits with your primary care physician (PCP) can help keep you healthy. Talk to your physician about tests, screening and vaccines you may need. For more information,…

June is Men’s Health Month

Make Your Health a Priority Men: It’s important to live a healthy lifestyle. To get started, take these three steps: Visit your primary care physician (PCP) for regular checkups. Checkups help identify issues early, before they become a problem. If you choose an AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) doctor, you can schedule an appointment at acpny.com or…

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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,…

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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…

South Brooklyn Opening

EmblemHealth Opens South Brooklyn Sales Office

This weekend EmblemHealth celebrated the grand opening of its new sales office in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. More than 30 local community leaders attended the South Brooklyn Sales Office grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony, including Sen. Martin J. Golden; Wai Yee Chan, Director, CPC Brooklyn Community Service; Peggy Sheng, Chief Operating Office of CAIPA; Steve Chung, President, United…

What Is a Health Home?

A Health Home is an optional Medicaid State Plan benefit that coordinates care for people with Medicaid who have chronic conditions. Health Home providers operate under a “whole-person” philosophy that integrates and coordinates all primary, acute, behavioral health and long-term services and supports to treat the whole person. This is done primarily through a “care…

EmblemHealth Serving NYC’s Chinese Community

EmblemHealth understands the importance of serving the diversified needs of New Yorkers. As immigrants are choosing to settle down in this growing area, Bensonhurst has become an attractive location to the Chinese-speaking population. At the new EmblemHealth South Brooklyn sales office location, there will be experienced, licensed, and knowledgeable health insurance professionals ready to help…

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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…

Keep Your Treatment Team on the Same Page

You may see both medical and behavioral health doctors for separate conditions that may impact each other, especially if you are taking multiple medications. Health plans and doctors need to work together to get a full understanding of your health so you can get the best results. That’s why it’s important for all your doctors…

Breast Reconstruction

Your Breast Reconstruction Surgery Benefits

The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 requires health plans to cover breast reconstruction following a mastectomy. All health plans also have to provide plan participants with a notice of this coverage each year. We understand there are many important decisions to consider before undergoing reconstructive breast surgery. That’s why we want to…

A Health Home Could Be Right for You

Staying on top of all your health care needs can be hard. The good news is that there’s help. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) offers the Medicaid Health Home program to assist you in staying healthy. You don’t have to change your health care plan or your doctors. And your Medicaid benefits…

Medicare Wellness Reminder

Four Things to Remember

Regular checkups are important at all ages. It’s the best way to get the health care advice and services you may need. Visit your doctor once a year for a wellness visit. It should include…

Put Your Wishes Into Words

Accidents and illnesses aren’t age dependent. People of all ages should make their medical wishes known with an advance directive, a legal document that provides directions for your family and caregivers if you are unable to express your wishes for medical or end-of-life care…

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Your Treatment Options

Your primary care physician (PCP) has full knowledge of your total health and is your best care option. Know where to get the best treatment for your health and wellness needs when your PCP is not available.

Urgent Care Center (UCC) — Get care for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses like minor fractures, allergic reactions, flus and infections, especially after hours or…

One Is Silver and the Other’s Gold

By Sally Poblete, Founder and CEO, Wellthie

Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum no longer just refer to precious metals. They also refer to your health plan. As you start shopping, you’ll notice that plan names will be named Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. But unlike the metal, this ranking doesn’t reflect superiority, the types of…

What a Virtual Office Visit Means for You

The need for instant communication between providers and patients is growing in today’s health economy. Telehealth — the use of electronics to deliver health care services — is becoming increasingly popular for non-urgent medical care. Telehealth includes patient assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management and/or self-management. Effective January 1, 2016, private insurers are required…