At EmblemHealth, we believe in health care for all of us. As one of the nations largest not-for-profit health insurance companies, we cover more than 3 million people, or one out of every three New Yorkers. 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.