EmblemHealth is a local health plan that serves New York City area residents. It's membership tops 3.1 million, making it one of the largest not-for-profit insurers in the United States. EmblemHealth was formed through the combination of two other local insurers, Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP). The insurer's membership includes large and small groups, individuals and families, as well as those covered under government sponsored health plans.
EmblemHealth is a regional carrier offering medical and dental coverage primarily in the southeast New York area. The coverage map includes 28 counties, from NYC up to certain counties in upstate New York.
EmblemHealth offers 4 HMO plans on its Select Care network to small businesses. EmblemHealth plans are designed primarily to serve the NYC metro area, with access to in-network facilities and doctors only. Coverage on EmblemHealth plans does not include statewide or nationwide coverage, except for emergency care.
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EmblemHealth's companies, GHI and HIP are both accredited by the NCQA and URAC, which are the leading accrediting bodies in the health insurance industry.