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Affinity Health Plan

About Affinity Health Plan

Affinity Health Plan was founded by Maura Bluestone Bluestone also made The Bronx Health Plan (later known as Affinity Health Plan) while working with several Federally Qualified health centers in the Bronx, This was done as a non-profit organization to improve the health of under-served populations. This plan became the first organization in New York State to receive a Prepaid Health Services Plan License. During this time, her organization went from 23 people to a quarter of a million people.

Affinity now offers multiple Medicaid and HMO Plans. In 2013 they extended their coverage for medicare to Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, and Orange counties. Now affinity health plan has over 265,000 members today. In 2002, Affinity developed the Sunrise Program, to offer coverage for uninsured persons who worked in lower Manhattan and lost their employment due to the result of the World Trade Center disaster.



Affinity Health PlanGeneral Contact Information 

If you would like to contact the affinity health plan directly, we have provided the most common departments you can call or visit them online


  • Child Health Plus, Essential Plan, and Medicaid: 718-794-7700



Affinity Health PlanTypes of Health Insurance Plans Sold by Affinity Health

Affinity is a downstate new york health plan that if know for focusing on Medicaid type plans, including Medicaid, child health plus, the new york essential plan, and the HARP program  Affinity offers the most common plan types which allow their members t to balance cost and freedom


  • HMO
  • PPO
  • EPO



Affinity Health planAffinity Health Insurance markets 

Affinity provides Health plans to the following markets throughout New York State


  • Medicaid
  • Child Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Health and Recovery Plan (HARP)



Affinity HealthCounty listing of  where Affinity 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
New York
St. Lawrence



Affinity Health planSpecial Programs offered by Affinity Health Plans

Almost all New York Health Insurance companies provide discount programs to their members. Below are some of the more popular affinity special programs offered by Affinity.


  • Care Management Program
  • Care Coordination
  • Mammography Incentive Program
  • Healthy Beginnings Program
  • Primary Care
  • Special Needs Plan Model of Care (SNP MOC)



Affinity HealthComplaints against Affinity Health Plan and Other Health Insurance Carriers by consumers

Every year the NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) files complaints it receives from consumers against their health insurance provider. Complaints most often involve issues such as matters regarding premium payments, requests for medical and hospital reimbursement, coverage issues, network issues, benefits relative to plan usage, rates, and premium issues. the following table is a compilation of the most recent annual complaint from 2018, filed in 2019.  This information was originally published in 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



Affinity Health plan AffinityHealth Individual Insurance Plans offered for Sale

The only products that Affinity sells on the New York State of Health Exchange are its Essential plans. Please contact us for additional information or to assist in setting up your Affinity Essential (888)215-4045




Affinity Health hospital listingList Of Hospitals and network size per county

The following hospitals and facility care listing apply to all plans sold on the New York State of Health Exchange, using the  Affinity Network.  If you’re a current Affinity member or are considering a plan. before receiving hospital care hospital, your advised to contact the insurance company to verify  that the hospital is currently part of the network and the health plan you have or  the plan you’re considering

County Hospital Listing Primary Care Physician Count Specialist Count
Bronx St. Barnabas Hospital - Hemodialysis
St. Barnabas Hospital
Bronxcare Health System
NY Presbyterian Hospital - The Allen Hospital
The New York & Presbyterian Psychiatric Hospital
St Joseph's Hospital, Yonkers
Montefiore Medical Center
Montefiore Medical Center - Jack D. Weiler
Jacobi Medical Center
Montefiore Medical Center North
St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center
Mount Sinai St. Luke's
Mount Sinai St. Luke's
Mount Sinai Hospital
6659 1288
Kings North Shore University Hospital (Syosset)
St. Francis Hospital
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
4634 911
Nassau Glen Cove Hospital
Long Island Jewish Valley Stream
Mercy Medical Center
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
Jamaica Hospital
Long Island Jewish Forest Hills
Nassau University Medical Center
New York - Presbyterian/Queens
North Shore University Hospital (Syosset)
South Nassau Communities Hospital
St. Francis Hospital
St. John's Episcopal Hospital
2935 586
New York Bellevue Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital Extension Clinic At Meeth
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital Of Queens
Mount Sinai St. Luke's
New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Of Mount Sinai
NY Presby Hosp Weill Cornell Med Center
NY Presby/Weill Cornell Hospital
St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center
The Brooklyn Hospital Center Main Campus
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
6848 1378
St Anthony Community Hospital
Bon Secours Community Hospital
Garnet Health Medical Center
Garnet Health Medical Center
St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital
125 33
Queens Flushing Hospital Medical Center
Queens Hospital Center
New York - Presbyterian/Queens
New York Hospital Medical Center Of Queens
Jamaica Hospital D/B/A Pathology Department
Jamaica Hospital
Long Island Jewish Forest Hills
North Shore University Hospital (Syosset)
Wyckoff Heights Medical Cente
Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital Of Queens
Jacobi Medical Center
Montefiore Medical Center
St. Francis Hospital
7540 1481
Richmond Staten Island University Hosp/North
Richmond Medical Center
New York-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
The Brooklyn Hospital Center Main Campus
221 665
Rockland Good Samaritan Hospital
Nyack Hospital
Helen Hayes Hospital
Hudson Valley Hospital Center
427 79
Suffolk Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
173 46
Westchester White Plains Hospital Medical Center
Montefiore New Rochelle
New York-Presbyterian/ Lawrence Hospital
Glen Cove Hospital
Westchester Medical Center
Montefiore Mount Vernon
1054 338
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