CareConnect is a New York insurer that services individuals and families as well as employers of all sizes in downstate New York. CareConnect is focused on wellness, affordability and providing easier access to high-quality health care. The company was founded in 2013 by Northwell Health, which is known for its patient-centered care. It is the first provider-owned insurer in the state of New York. Since its founding, the CareConnect has expanded its network to include other likeminded hospitals and health care providers. The CareConnect network includes more than 20,000 doctors in the New York area, covering Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Westchester. In addition to providers in New York, members also have access to nearly 100 urgent care centers and 1,000 walk-in clinics across the United States.
CareConnect serves approximately 120,000 members in the state.
CareConnect is a New York insurance carrier, formerly known as North Shore-LIJ. The CareConnect network is much more regional, primarily focused on the NYC metro area and Long Island. CareConnect has one primary network for small businesses, with an option to upgrade to access to a national network through a partnership.
CareConnect is among the lowest cost carriers in the NYC metro, given its smaller network footprint.
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In 2017, CareConnect one of "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" by Becker's Hospital Review.