Improving the Quality of Your Sleep

National Public Health Week April 3 – 9 It’s Not Only about Enough Sleep, But Quality Sleep Do you try to go to bed at 10 p.m. and wake up at 6 a.m. to ensure you get your recommended hours of sleep? Even with eight hours of sleep, do you wake up feeling well rested…

Health Care Access and Affordability: Karen Ignagni at Fordham University

On Wednesday, March 29, EmblemHealth President and Chief Executive Officer Karen Ignagni joined Fordham University faculty and students for “Healthcare Access and Affordability: Challenges for the Insurance Industry,” a discussion organized by the Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center (GHIMC) at the Gabelli School of Business. The discussion was moderated by Falguni Sen, head of the…

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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,…

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E-Cigs Banned for Minors

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, The Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) issued new regulations that ban the sale of e-cigarettes cigars and hookahs to minors. According to a recent article by The New York Times, “The move was applauded by public health experts who said the industry needed oversight and who had been waiting nearly…

Karen Ignagni on Health Care Reform

Karen Ignagni, EmblemHealth President and CEO, kicked off the University of Rochester, Simon School of Business’ “Succeeding in the New Health Care Economy” series on February 11, 2016, with an in-depth conversation about the future of health care reform and its impact industrywide…

Health Care 2021: A Vision for New York

EmblemHealth President and CEO Karen Ignagni joined fellow health care leaders in panel discussion on how health plans and providers are leading reform and adapting to changes in the health care system. Co-sponsored by United Hospital Fund and the New York State Health Foundation, “Health Care 2021: A Vision for New York” featured a keynote lecture by…

Be In The Know: NYC Restaurants to Display Salt Warning

Starting December 1, 2015, New York City restaurant chains with 15 or more locations are required to display a small salt shaker warning symbol (see right) if a menu item has more than the daily recommended limit of 2,300 milligrams — about 1 teaspoon — of salt. According to the NYC Health Department, “The average…