No One Knows New Yorkers Better Than We Do
For more than 25 years, Healthfirst has been serving New Yorkers. We helped pioneer the value-based healthcare model—where hospitals and physicians are paid based on patient outcomes—because our company was founded on the belief that insurers need to be true partners in the health system.
We’ve grown into New York’s largest not-for-profit health insurer, offering high-quality, affordable plans to fit every life stage, including Medicaid plans, Medicare Advantage plans, long-term care plans, qualified health plans, and individual and small group plans. We proudly serve members in New York City and on Long Island, as well as in Westchester, Sullivan, and Orange counties.
Good Health Takes Community Commitment
From neighborhood health fairs to our Wellness Partnership with Citi Bike®, it takes dedication to community relationships to make access to healthcare better for New Yorkers. We strive to help our members navigate the healthcare system, and we work in partnership with hundreds of local organizations to promote healthier, active communities. Find out what we’re up to in your neighborhood here. Plus, as the presenting sponsor of the Reduced Fare Bike Share Program, Healthfirst is helping to make bike sharing more affordable and accessible to all New Yorkers. To learn more, go here.
Our executives lead a team of professionals committed to putting our members first.
President and Chief Executive OfficerBiography
John J. Bermel
Chief Financial OfficerBiography
Chief Operating OfficerBiography
John J. Hackendorn
Vice President, Compliance and Audit, Chief Compliance OfficerBiography
Chief Human Resources OfficerBiography
Errol L. Pierre
SVP, State ProgramsBiography
Jay Schechtman, M.D., M.B.A
Chief Clinical OfficerBiography
Chief Information OfficerBiography
Chief Legal & Privacy Officer, General CounselBiography