Health Insurance

There are a variety of health insurance programs available. The following resources can help you figure out which plans might work best for you. You can learn about plans for individuals or plans for small businesses with 2 to 50 employees. You can also learn about free and low-cost health care.

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Assistance Programs:


NY State of Health

Residents and small businesses can apply online for health insurance through New York State of Health. It is New York State’s Official Health Plan Marketplace and was created under the Affordable Care Act.

Eligible residents can get either public health insurance (Medicaid or Child Health Plus) or tax credits to lower their private health insurance costs. Small businesses must get insurance through NY State of Health in order to claim a tax credit.

If you are under age 65, you must apply through NY State of Health at (855) 355-5777 or online.

If you are age 65 and over, or on Medicare, or need Medicaid related to a disability, you should apply through HRA.