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Affinity Health Plan

 
Overview
Affinity Health Plan is an independent, not-for-profit managed care company dedicated to serving the needs of low-and moderate income populations. Founded in 1986, Affinity was the first health plan licensed in New York State specifically to serve public sector programs. It served as a model for development of the State Medicaid managed care program, and as a pilot for State-subsidized programs for the uninsured.
Values
We at Affinity Health Plan recognize and accept the importance of shared personal values in achieving our mission, in increasing personal effectiveness, and in demonstrating our commitment to our Members, our providers and our employees. The values that are most important to us are:
  • Commitment to improving health and health care;
  • Integrity and honesty in our dealings with others;
  • Respect and caring for people;
  • Partnership and collaboration with those who share our values and goals;
  • Pride in our communities, our daily work, and our accomplishments;
  • Pursuit of constructive change and innovation; and
  • Support and encouragement of personal and organizational achievements.
Benefits
Affinity Health Plan offers an outstanding and comprehensive benefits program to employees. Our benefits include:
  • Individual and family medical coverage
  • Individual or family dental coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care and Dependent Care)
  • Statutory and enriched Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • A 403b Retirement Plan with an employer contribution after one year of service
  • Free parking after receiving a permit
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid personal days
  • Voluntary Benefits (Auto Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, etc.)
News
Affinity Hosts New York’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt Thousands Flock to Queens for Candy, Music and Pony Rides Bronx, NY (April 10, 2007) –Affinity Health Plan hosted New York’s largest Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 7 at St. Alban’s Park in Queens. Co-sponsored by Majority Leader Leroy Comrie and WBLS-FM, thousands of community members, including hundreds of children, enjoyed a fun-filled day of rides and activities, including informational seminars regarding health and wellness. Affinity’s 2007 Easter Egg Hunt, free and open to the public, featured a golden egg scavenger hunt in addition to pony rides, contests, prizes, musical performances and health info. The event included two hunts; one for children ages 1-5 and another for ages 6-12. The event culminated with the announcement of the two golden egg winners who received large Easter baskets, tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure, and a special prize from WBLS. Two silver egg winners were awarded large Easter baskets and movie tickets to “Are We Done Yet?” and “Meet the Robinsons.” “Affinity's annual Easter Egg Hunt gives us the opportunity to show our appreciation to the Queens community,” stated Abbe Abboa-Offei, Affinity’s vice president of customer service and public affairs. “We see many of the same families year after year, which lets us know that this Queens event is one that should continue for many years to come.” The Easter Egg Hunt is one of many events Affinity holds throughout the year within the communities it serves. “We recognize that good health is more than just the absence of illness and injury,” says Maura Bluestone, President and CEO of Affinity Health Plan. “As a result, we offer a variety of community-based events, such as the annual Easter egg hunt, to provide enjoyment for the families and communities we serve.”
Mission & Vision
The mission of Affinity Health Plan is to improve the health of underserved populations by providing comprehensive, affordable, high quality health care coverage, and by striving, in collaboration with its primary care providers, to improve care-seeking and care-giving.
Diversity
We also celebrate diversity! We take joy in serving a region that is home to many ethnic, cultural and racial groups. Our staff represents that diversity. Affinity employees live in the areas that we serve. Among our employees, we speak many languages, including Spanish, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, French Creole (Haitian), Dutch, and Portuguese.