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EmblemHealth Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Insurance Carriers
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
At EmblemHealth, we believe in health care for all of us. As one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health insurance companies, we cover more than 3 million people, or one out of every three New Yorkers.

Mission: Our mission is to create healthier futures for our members by championing access to high-quality, affordable care and building innovative partnerships in the communities we serve – because we believe that everyone deserves to be taken care of.

EmblemHealth – Why Work For Us?

We belive in health care for all of us. 

EmblemHealth is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health insurers, serving over three million people in New York City and the tristate area.

We started back in the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression. Out of hard times, the idea of health insurance was born: a system that would protect everyday people from financial misfortune if they had an accident or illness. Two companies from those early days of health insurance, Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP), would later merge and become EmblemHealth. And after 80 years, our purpose as a not-for-profit is still the same: to provide quality, affordable health insurance for New Yorkers and their families.

As health care has evolved, so have we. In addition to being a leading health plan, we also have other companies that are part of the EmblemHealth family, including AdvantageCare Physicians, a primary and specialty care provider serving many of our members across its more than 35 locations.

We think of ourselves as an 80-year-old start-up: big enough to offer the stability and benefits of a major corporation, with a ferocious commitment to innovation, collaboration and flexibility. We believe in what we’re doing. And we’re looking for passionate people to join us, even if you don’t have health care experience.

Creating Healthier Futures 

EmblemHealth’s mission is to create healthier futures for our customers and communities. That’s a mission worth fighting for, and we bring commitment, accountability and an entrepreneurial spirit to work every day. Everything we do is guided by our four core values: 

CARE: We value our customers, our partners and each other. We treat each other with respect.

DIVERSITY: We’re committed to building an inclusive culture that’s as diverse as the communities we serve.

AGILITY: We’re nimble. We don’t wait for opportunities, but proactively look for ways to improve and innovate.

PARTNERSHIP: We get more done, and demonstrate our leadership, when we work together.

Make a Difference

We’re looking for self-starters who ask questions and make connections.  You don’t need to have health care experience; we’ve hired people from consultancies, start-ups, government agencies and other non-profits because we believe meaningful change will come from inside and outside the industry. Speak Human, our plain-language initiative, is all about making health care easy to understand internally and externally.

If you’re a big-picture thinker, a relationship-builder, a roll-up-your-sleeves type, and you’re inspired by the possibilities in making health care work for everyone, we invite you to apply.

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Diversity Matters

We believe that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to creating a strong workplace and community. At EmblemHealth, we’re proud that our workforce is as diverse as the New Yorkers we serve. And we’re committed to nurturing your talent with mentoring, volunteer and professional development opportunities. We welcome everyone.

Employee Resource Groups

Our employee resource groups are one of the many ways we champion diversity and inclusion at EmblemHealth:

Empower: Our employee resource group dedicated to fostering a culture where women are heard, valued and advanced.

Prism: Our employee-led group for members and friends of the LGBTQ+ community. EmblemHealth participates in Pride every year, and we celebrate Pride Day as well as National Coming Out Day at our offices.

Presente: Presente is dedicated to promoting the visibility and inclusion of Latinxs within EmblemHealth, so we can better serve New York’s diverse Latinx communities.

DISRUPT: An innovation lab committed to creating positive change within EmblemHealth by breaking down traditional barriers and exploring new frontiers.

RISE:  RISE’s mission is to increase enterprise-wide engagement and inclusion for people of color, to more effectively impact the communities we serve.

Community at EmblemHealth

We believe everyone deserves to be taken care of, whether they are our colleagues, our members, or the broader community. As a non-profit, here are a few of the many ways we care for each other and our communities: 

  • EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care is open to all; EmblemHealth members and non-members alike. Each location is tailored to the community surrounding it, with free classes—including yoga, Zumba, Diabetes Management and art therapy—and face-to-face customer service.
  • Be Human is a volunteer program that gives employees the chance to give back and work directly with the people and organizations that EmblemHealth serves. Recent volunteer efforts include organizing food and toy drives for local charities, planting urban gardens at senior centers, and more.
  • A half-day of PTO to volunteer. We want to make it easier for you to give back to the community groups you care about most. We provide a half-day of PTO to help you get out there.


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    Team environment, transparency with leadership, innovation is encouraged, supportive management and coworkers, fair pay, work life balance, great benefits.


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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at EmblemHealth (New York, NY) in June 2014.


    I was interviewed for about one hour. It was mostly behavioural questions. Based on team management. Phone screening, 2 rounds of technical interview. One face to face interview. Final result was selected.

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