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MetroPlus Rewards Point Program Creates Incentive for 300,000 New Yorkers to Keep Their Primary Care Appointment and Get Health Screenings

MetroPlus Health Plan, the City’s Public Option component of Mayor de Blasio’s Guaranteed Health Care for All initiative, today announced its Member Rewards Program has exceeded expectations in serving as an incentive for members to take a more active role in their own health care. The program uses health intelligence and gamification, and allows members to accumulate points for primary care visits, dental check-ups, preventive screenings and other healthy activities

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It’s Your Right to be Healthy: Dr. Talya Schwartz

Finding affordable health care, with the costs and benefits best suited to your needs, is a challenge for everyone in New York. The complexities are multiplied when you are an immigrant. For the past sixteen years the Russian-speaking community has sought out answers at the Annual Russian Heritage Month® from a range of sources including Fidelis Care and Affinity Health Plan. It is in this community context that we sat down with Dr. Talya Schwartz, who was recently appointed the CEO of MetroPlus Health Plan, to talk with her about health care in light of her insights as an immigrant. Read the release here.

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MetroPlus Launches New Public Awareness Campaign: “Health Care is Your Right. Not a Privilege”

Friday, May 17, as part of Mayor de Blasio’s Guaranteed Health Care for All, MetroPlus Health Plan announced the launch of its latest public awareness campaign, “Health Care is Your Right. Not a Privilege.”

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Talya Schwartz, MD, Appointed President and CEO of MetroPlus Health Plan

Monday, May 13, the Board of MetroPlus Health Plan announced the appointment of Talya Schwartz, MD, as the health plan’s President and CEO. MetroPlus is the low-cost, five-star quality health insurance plan of choice for more than 500,000 New Yorkers. As the health plan owned by NYC Health + Hospitals, MetroPlus is a vital component of Mayor de Blasio’s Guaranteed Health Care plan to ensure health care for all New Yorkers. Dr. Schwartz, currently the Chief Medical Officer of MetroPlus, assumed her new position May 10th. 

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More New York City Employees Choose MetroPlus Gold Health Plan

MetroPlus Health Plan today announced a 45 percent jump in membership in MetroPlus Gold, the special insurance option exclusively for New York City employees and eligible dependents, between January 2018 and January 2019.  More than 16,200 City employees and government retirees chose MetroPlus as their preferred health plan by the end of 2018, compared to 11,320 at the end of 2017.  The MetroPlus Gold option, which offers $0 premium, $0 copays, $0 deductibles, has tripled membership to 16,325 as of March 2019.  

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MetroPlus Health Plan Announces New City Agency Partnerships

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, MetroPlus announced partnerships with the NYC Department of Probation and the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) to provide New Yorkers who interact with the two agencies information about its affordable health insurance plan and encourage them to enroll.

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More Staten Islanders Choose MetroPlus Health Plan

Staten Island membership tripled in the last year; More than 400 doctors and specialists on the Island now accept MetroPlus.

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