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Healthfirst is a provider-sponsored health insurance company that serves 1.8 million members in downstate New York. Healthfirst offers top-quality Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Child Health Plus, and Managed Long Term Care plans. Healthfirst Leaf Qualified Health Plans and the Healthfirst Essential Plan are offered on NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace. Healthfirst offers Healthfirst Pro and Pro Plus, Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plans for small-business owners and their employees, and Healthfirst Total, an EPO for individuals.

New York, NY
Hospital & Health Care
1001-5000 employees
Founded 1993

We provide no-and low-cost health insurance in NYC, Long Island, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester counties.

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that our workforce should be a reflection of the communities we serve. That's why we value diversity and strive to build an inclusive, welcoming workplace. Healthfirst recruits talent of every race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disability at every level of our company. This commitment to diversity strengthens the community connection that has made Healthfirst one of the most trusted health plans in New York.

Through these initiatives, we will transform the Healthfirst culture to promote a diverse workforce of individuals who feel that they are equitably treated, respected, visible, and enabled to do their best work in their chosen areas of expertise, in order to better serve the community that we support. 

Diversity is essential to our core values. We encourage employees to be their authentic selves; to use their skills, talents, and abilities to support our mission of achieving immediate, lasting and beneficial change in the lives of the people we serve. Our diversity initiatives foster employee creativity, collaboration, and engagement. 


At Healthfirst, we provide a Total Rewards program that allows us to attract, engage and retain talented team members who embody our Trailblazer culture and share our commitment to provide the highest quality healthcare and related services to our members.

  • 401(K) Retirement Plan (Healthfirst will match employees’ contributions up to 6% of his or her annual salary, after 1 year of service)
  • Identity Theft Coverage and Protection Services for our team members. 
  • Select undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education.
  • Basic Life Insurance in the amount of one (1) times annual earnings (maximum benefit limitations applicable).
  • Basic short-term disability plans with option to buy-up.
  • Elective supplemental life insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Indemnity Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance and Prepaid Legal Services are also available
  • Employee discounts available through our Total Rewards program. 
  • We offer competitive compensation based on employee performance. Employee compensation is comprised of a base salary and added incentives and bonuses that are determined by each employee’s role and business unit.
  • Elective pre-tax contributions to Health Savings Account (HSA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits

Healthfirst provides high quality, comprehensive healthcare coverage to minimize the financial impact of medical costs for employees and their family members. An employee’s contribution is calculated based on plan election, who is being insured, and annual salary. Healthfirst makes a substantial contribution per employee per year for both medical and dental benefits.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Teledoc Service
  • Castlight Health – Healthcare guidance and advocacy
  • Wellness Credits – Medical plan contribution discount for participating in wellness activities
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) service available to employees 24/7
  • Healthcare FSA, Health Savings Account, Dependent Care FSA
  • Health Fairs/Flu Shots/Blood Drives
  • Healthy Food Cafes
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) is competitive and calculated based on length of service and position within the company. Healthfirst employees receive 8 paid holidays per year. 

Social impact

Healthfirst is committed to serving diverse communities. The organization has numerous community-based offices throughout the greater metropolitan area where prospective members can engage and learn more about the many benefits Healthfirst offers for individuals, families, and small businesses. Healthfirst is also an active partner in neighborhood health and wellness and sponsors local charities, family events, and health fairs throughout the year.

Opportunities at Healthfirst