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HealthFirstIf you’re shopping for a HealthFirst health plan, you need not go far. At Vista Health Solutions, we quote all major health insurance carriers in New York as well as nationally. Our quoting engine doesn’t require any personal information and we provide instant results that make it easy to compare plans side by side. You can then take it a step further by using our chat messenger or call in and speak to one of our friendly non-sales based staff to provide you with expert advice and help you get the plan that meets all of your health insurance needs.

 

HealthfirstAbout HealthFirst Health Plan

Established in 1993, HealthFirst Health Plan serves more than 1.5 million members in downstate New York. It’s a non-profit organization that provides plans through low-cost or free government-sponsored organizations, like Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, ChildHealth Plus, and Managed Long Term Care Plans. HealthFirst also offers plans for small-business owners and their employees (Exclusive Provider Organization), HealthFirst Pro and Pro Plus, and EPO for individuals (HealthFirst Total).

 

 

HealthfirstGeneral Contact Information 

If you would like to contact Healthfirst directly, we have provided the most common department numbers, or visit them online

 

 

 

Healthfirst Types of Health Insurance Plans Sold by HealthFirst

As a company, HealthFirst provides more flexible health insurance plan designs than other new york health insurance companies. HealthFirst offers the following plan types allowing their members to balance cost and flexibility based on the plan of their choice. Be sure and visit our health insurance FAQ for additional plan design information

 

  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO
  • EPO

 

 

HealthfirstHealthFirst Health Insurance markets 

HealthFirst provides the following types of health insurance plans throughout New York State

 

  • Individual Health Insurance
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Catastrophic health insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Child Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Small Bussiness
  • Long Term

 

 

HealthfirstCounty listing of  where HealthFirst Health plans are sold vs other New York State Health Insurance Carriers

County Aetna Affinity Anthem CDPHP Crystal Run Emblem Empire Excellus Fidelis HealthFirst HealthNow ENY HealthNow WNY Humana Independent Metroplus Molina MVP Oscar Oxford Univera United WellCare YourCare
Albany
Allegany
Bronx
Broome
Cattaraugus
Cayuga
Chautauqua
Chemung
Chenango
Clinton
Columbia
Cortland
Delaware
Dutchess
Erie
Essex
Franklin
Fulton
Genesee
Greene
Hamilton
Herkimer
Jefferson
Kings
Lewis
Livingston
Madison
Monroe
Montgomery
Nassau
New York
Niagara
Oneida
Onondaga
Ontario
Orange
Orleans
Oswego
Otsego
Putnam
Queens
Rensselaer
Richmond
Rockland
Saratoga
Schenectady
Schoharie
Schuyler
Seneca
St. Lawrence
Steuben
Suffolk
Sullivan
Tioga
Tompkins
Ulster
Warren
Washington
Wayne
Westchester
Wyoming
Yates

 

 

Healthfirst Health PlanSpecial Programs offered by HealthFirst Health 

HealthFirst takes pride in offering discount programs, designed to both save their members money and at the same time, keep them healthy. Some of their most common discount programs offered are.

 

  • 24/7 Access to TelemedicineUrgent
  • Care Center Network
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Maternity and newborn coverage
  • Optional dental and vision coverage
  • Care Management programs
  • Annual gym membership reimbursement

 

 

HealthfirstComplaints against Healthfirst and Other Health Insurance Carriers by consumers

Almost every insurance carrier in New York State receives complaints. NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) tabulates those complaints and shares them with the public annually, This information is ideal for those shopping for a health insurance plan and want to better understand how well a company is doing. Complaints mostly involve the following issues: Claims payment, reimbursement for both medical and hospital services, coverage related issues, network-related issues, benefits, premium payments. The table below is their most recent release which is from 2018 and filed in 2019.  This table was information  distilled from the New York Consumer Guide to Health Insurers

Carrier Ranking 1=Best 13=Worst Total Complaints Upheld Complaints Premium Collected Complaint Ratio
Capital District Physicians Health Plan 2 9 1 541.47 0.0018
Community Blue (HealthNow) 1 0 0 183.02 0
Empire HealthChoice HMO, Inc. 8 338 193 124.76 1.547
Excellus Health Plan 4 14 6 397.21 0.0151
HIP Health Maintenance Organization 7 668 400 2,501.09 0.1599
Independent Health Association, Inc. 3 18 2 228.96 0.0087
MVP Health Plan, Inc. 5 38 17 584.97 0.0291
UnitedHealthcare of New York, Inc. 6 79 35 792.96 0.0441
Aetna Life Insurance Company 12 1,300 455 1,975.90 0.2303
CDPHP Universal Benefits, Inc. 3 9 4 508.5 0.0079
CIGNA Health and Life Insurance Company 9 180 102 1,157 0.0881
Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc. 10 423 227 2,549.34 0.089
Excellus Health Plan, Inc. 5 88 27 2,866.75 0.0094
Group Health Incorporated 13 1,515 1,111 806.75 1.3771
HealthNow New York Inc. 4 42 14 1,502.44 0.0093
Independent Health Benefits Corporation 1 11 1 565.62 0.00`8
MVP Health Services Corporation 2 10 3 734.03 0.0041
Nippon Life Insurance Company of America 6 11 3 62.67 0.0479
Oscar Insurance Corporation 11 132 39 298.8 0.1305
Oxford Health Insurance, Inc. 7 1,054 319 6,590.88 0.0484
UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company of New York 8 289 106 1,966.61 0.0539

 

 

Healthfirst health InsuranceHealthfirst Health Individual Insurance plans offered for Sale

Compiled is the most recent listing of Healthfirst plans sold on the New York State of Health Exchange. Please give us a call for any additional information, or if you’re interested in purchasing a plan (888)215-4045

 

 

 

healthfirst hospital listingList Of Hospitals and network size per county

The following listing contains all of the current (as of 2020) hospitals in New York that are contracted with Healthfirst. This listing only applies to the plans above that are sold on the New York State of Health Exchange.  If you have an existing Healthfirst plan or are thinking of becoming a member and you currently have an upcoming in-hospital procedure. Before choosing a hospital contact Healthfirst just to confirm that the hospital is in-network and associated with the health plan above that you have or are considering

County Hospital Listing Primary Care Physician Count Specialist Count
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